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Entries by David Sirota from 01/2008

No Matter What Happens In Iowa, We're Already Winning

| Posted 01.03.2008 | Politics

No matter whether your personal preference wins or loses tonight in Iowa, We The People have already won, because class awareness and class-based politics is on the rise.

The Unethical "Entrance Polls"

| Posted 01.03.2008 | Politics

The media's desperation to create storylines has the very real possibility of creating self-fulfilling predictions.

The Numbers Don't Lie - As I Said Long Ago, Populism Is On the Rise

| Posted 01.03.2008 | Politics

That Edwards was even close in this race at all, and that Huckabee won outright is a success for both candidates considering they were grossly outspent by candidates being funded by huge corporate interests.

Wash Post's Gerson Exposes His Uglier Side

| Posted 01.10.2008 | Politics

Gerson praises Obama for being a black guy who behaves, dresses and talks like the "nonthreatening," "well-tailored," JFK-looking white people who populate Gerson's elite world in Washington.

Stay Classy, Mike Huckabee

| Posted 01.11.2008 | Politics

Economic class is the taboo subject in American politics, to the point where the word "class" itself has been made into something of an epithet by pol...

Obama, Clinton and Iraq: You Make the Call

| Posted 01.13.2008 | Politics

While it is true that Obama "clearly and unambiguously oppose[d] the war in Iraq," he did not always clearly and unambiguously use his position or platform to help actually end the war in Iraq.

For the Blowhards Who Insist It's a Two-Way Race...

| Posted 01.14.2008 | Politics

A new poll showing the Nevada caucus race as a three-way dead heat comes right on the heels of the Establishment viciously ratcheting up its angry attacks on the Edwards candidacy.

Open Columnist: A Call for Input (January Edition)

| Posted 01.16.2008 | Politics

This is the third installment of what I have been calling Open Columnist - a call for reader input into the nationally syndicated newspaper column I w...

Column: Digging in the Right Place for Change

| Posted 01.18.2008 | Politics

In the legislatures of Washington and Wisconsin, a new kind of universal health care proposal is moving forward, signaling the potential for a true national health care movement.

Are We Ready to Rise Up Again?

| Posted 01.21.2008 | Politics

Just four decades ago, America was so full of uprising spirit, that a man like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was able to lead a movement to fight off the ugliest form of bigotry.

The Politics of Hopelessness

| Posted 01.22.2008 | Politics

This is truly the politics of hopelessness -- a politics mastered by a Clinton machine deft in all the dark arts of corruption and demagoguery.

The Problem With Obama's Message

| Posted 01.24.2008 | Politics

Obama has been making a case about how politics should be conducted rather than about why his opponent's politics hurt regular working people, and why his politics will help them.

The Stimulus Swindle

| Posted 01.25.2008 | Politics

Whenever politicians of both parties start praising each other on an economic issue, hold onto your wallet, because you are about to get fleeced.

The Uprising - Coming Soon

| Posted 01.28.2008 | Politics

As you may know, I just completed my new book, entitled The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington...

The Edwards Impact

| Posted 01.30.2008 | Politics

Edwards is clearly the single biggest reason the Dem's two remaining Wall Street-backed candidates ever even mentioned economic class and corporate power during this campaign.