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Entries by David Sirota from 11/2007

Why Is Al Wynn Being Primaried?

| Posted 11.01.2007 | Politics

Lawmakers like Wynn think they can pocket big checks from the drug industry and paint a corporate giveaway as a reward for workers without anyone saying much of anything. But that's not the case anymore.

Halloween and the Lead Monster

| Posted 11.02.2007 | Politics

From the golf courses in Hilton Head, Consumer Products Safety Commission head Nancy Nord probably thinks everything is A.O.K.

CNN: "Dems Throwing Lifeline to Mukasey"

| Posted 11.03.2007 | Politics

How could Democrats be providing the key votes to confirm a man who goes on record to imply that the president doesn't have to follow the law?

In Iowa Speech, Edwards Demands Answers From Clinton On NAFTA Expansion

| Posted 11.04.2007 | Politics

Looks like America's NAFTA-style trade policy is taking center stage in the presidential contest and shocker -- Hillary Clinton is trying to hide.

The Hill: Dems Face Revolt Over Free Trade In Advance of Vote

| Posted 11.05.2007 | Politics

The politics really are unfathomable, both when you consider the polling on the issue and when you consider that the Democratic Party, months after an election, is pushing another set of NAFTAs.

Fair Traders Whipping Opposition to NAFTA Expansion

| Posted 11.06.2007 | Politics

Lots of big news as we approach this week's expected vote on the Peru Free Trade Agreement - the first of the secretly-crafted, lobbyist-written agree...

Hillary Clinton, NAFTA & Triangulation 2.0

| Posted 11.07.2007 | Politics

Hillary's silence in the lead up to the NAFTA expansion vote is really the bigger story that's already been written, no matter how she ends up voting.

Dems Delay NAFTA Expansion Vote; Make Your Voice Heard

| Posted 11.08.2007 | Politics

Make your voice heard to tell your Member of Congress to vote against the expansion of the job-killing, wage-destroying NAFTA trade model.

Bad News: NAFTA Expansion Passes; Good News: Majority of Dems Vote No

| Posted 11.08.2007 | Politics

This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Peru Free Trade Agreement - the first bill designed to expand the NAFTA trade model. The bi...

BREAKING: Clinton Announces Support for NAFTA Expansion

| Posted 11.08.2007 | Politics

Under intense pressure from opponents in the 2008 presidential race and a building national fair trade movement, Sen. Hillary Clinton tonight finally ...

Edwards, Huckabee & The Rise of Iowa's Huey Longs

| Posted 11.09.2007 | Politics

Ever so quietly, economic populism may be trumping the importance of campaign bank accounts and celebrity in both parties.

Taking On the Right's Local Machine & Fighting Against the Class War

| Posted 11.10.2007 | Politics

This is not some flashback to the 19th Century -- workers still are being persecuted for daring to want to come together and make their voices heard collectively.

Obama On Iraq: Laudable or Damnable?

| Posted 11.11.2007 | Politics

Is it laudable that Obama basically kept quiet in 2004 for, as he basically said, the good of the Democratic ticket? Or is damnable?

Hillary Clinton Thinks Iowans Are Stupid

| Posted 11.12.2007 | Politics

I'd say this is talking out of both sides of the mouth. She says she's for a "time out" - but only later. Not now, when the Senate votes really count.

Business Slams GOP In Battle For Worker Rights (UPDATED)

| Posted 11.13.2007 | Politics

Last week, I appeared on Colorado statewide television to debate Gov. Bill Ritter's recent executive order giving state workers the right to join stat...

Obama, Clinton & the NAFTA Kabuki Dance

| Posted 11.14.2007 | Politics

Why when polls show overwhelming opposition to NAFTA-style trade policies are two leading Democratic candidates talking out of both sides of their mouths on the issue?

Election '08 Meets The Great Education Myth

| Posted 11.15.2007 | Politics

The Great Education Myth is such unquestioned orthodoxy among our elite media and politicians that it has become an assumption that is flippantly forwarded without even a flinch.

VIDEO: Clinton Thinks NAFTA Is Hilarious

| Posted 11.16.2007 | Politics

This was by far the most insulting comment of the evening -- and likely the one that will come back and haunt Hillary Clinton in the primary.

COLUMN: The Immigration Con Artists

| Posted 11.19.2007 | Politics

Note: If you are tired of major issues like this getting no coverage in the face of a media blackout and thus you would like to see my nationally synd...

"Corporate Interests Have Literally Taken Over This Government"

| Posted 11.20.2007 | Politics

Some folks have asked me why I have written so much about John Edwards in the past few months. The answer can be seen in this short clip. I have s...

Was Ross Perot Right?

| Posted 11.26.2007 | Politics

Those who ignore the history are doomed to repeat it -- and America's middle class can't afford to be trampled yet again.

Open Columnist - Asking for Your Input

| Posted 11.28.2007 | Politics

As many of you know, this year I have started writing a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column through Creators Syndicate. From the beginning,...

"Conservative" Dems, Or Just Plain Corrupt?

| Posted 11.30.2007 | Business

Government opposition to Brad Miller's bill is yet another example of how the term "conservatism" has become a synonym for "corrruption" - in this case, to defend predatory lenders.