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Entries by David Sirota from 05/2008

Nightline: Important Questions In the Black Community Aren't "Real"

| Posted 05.01.2008 | Politics
Read More: Race, Politics News

Here is a show that beams out to the entire country, and one of its reporters concluded a piece by telling 37 million African Americans that the issues in their community do not matter.

The Housing Crisis & The Plague of Potomac Fever

| Posted 05.02.2008 | Politics
Read More: Housing, Politics News

We have been trained to think of states as the supposed "laboratories of democracy," but what they really are these days are a check and balance against federal inaction and Potomac Fever.

Spinning? Fine. Spinning AND Lying? Not Cool.

| Posted 05.04.2008 | Politics

Clinton is trying to set expectations in advance of the Indiana primary, with the goal of making it seem as if a victory is "unexpected." In reality, she has been ahead from the beginning.

Recognizing the Race Chasm

| Posted 05.11.2008 | Politics

As all of this racism oozes out of the political establishment for all to see, we can recognize just how bigoted American culture is -- and recognition is the first step towards addressing a problem.

Health Care As the New Terrorist to Fear

| Posted 05.12.2008 | Politics

My situation is emblematic of a health care system that is both immoral and broken. Throwing people off their health insurance with no warning is sick and wrong.

Poll: States, Not Feds, Should Take Lead on Health Care

| Posted 05.13.2008 | Politics

Some in Washington, D.C. have said that states should simply wait for the Wise Elders of the Beltway to act -- but a new poll suggests that's not the way the public feels.

Why Is Progressive Money Being Spent Promoting Grover Norquist?

| Posted 05.15.2008 | Politics

It's a whole new level of craziness for progressive resources to go to promote Grover Norquist -- a shady operative who has been pushing some of the most pernicious right-wing policies out there.

McCain "Needs to Be Educated" on Foreign Affairs, Too

| Posted 05.16.2008 | Politics

Far from quelling anti-Americanism and building diplomatic bridges, our current trade policies exacerbate anti-Americanism and burn what few diplomatic bridges we have left.

Us vs. Them

| Posted 05.17.2008 | Politics
Read More: Iraq, Politics News

Progressives certainly need more voices out there making the case that a radically different foreign policy is not just a good idea -- but a necessity.

NYT: Enviro Populism Threatens the GOP

| Posted 05.19.2008 | Politics
Read More: Oil, Politics News

Join the book club for David Sirota's upcoming book, The Uprising, due out on 5/27. ...

Watch for the Race Chasm Today in OR and KY

| Posted 05.20.2008 | Politics

The Oregon results may explode the idea that Obama cannot win white working-class voters. But if both Oregon and Kentucky go the way they are expected to go, it will further confirm the Race Chasm.

A Different Kind of Democracy

| Posted 05.23.2008 | Politics

A big theme in my upcoming book, The Uprising, is our culture's inability to see anything other than elections - and specifically federal elections - as a major instrument of social change or democracy.

Looking Over the Cliff

| Posted 05.25.2008 | Media

Most of the new resources that have been spent in the name of the progressive movement have, in reality, been spent in the name of partisan politics and elections -- not in support of writers.


| Posted 05.27.2008 | Politics
Read More: Politics News

Well, today is the big day - the launch of my new book, THE UPRISING. You can order the book at, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Tattered Cover, P...

Green Mountain Uprising: The Quandary of Third-Party Politics

| Posted 05.28.2008 | Politics
Read More: Politics News

Last night, I joined U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in Burlington, Vermont to officially launch my new book, THE UPRISING (yes, I know - we look like we...

The Colbert Show Takes On The Uprising Tonight

| Posted 05.29.2008 | Politics

Just a quick note to let you know I am going to be on The Colbert Report tonight (5/29) discussing my new book, The Uprising. I've been on the show on...

Did Colbert Really Just Call Me Che Guevara?

| Posted 05.30.2008 | Media

Before the show, Stephen came by the green room to say hello and chat. He's much different off the air than on, in that he's not in character.