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Entries by David Sirota from 07/2008

Big Magazine Award for Progressive Column - Thanks for Your Votes!

| Posted 07.01.2008 | Media
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Just wanted to share the terrific -- and unexpected -- news, which was today reported at Editor & Publisher magazine. 5280 Magazine today announced th...

Uprising Against Oil & Gas Drilling Intensifies In the West

| Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics
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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis archway, which I visited yesterday, may bill itself as the gateway to the West, but the real gateway this election to the We...

Obama to Represent the Uprising on Trade?

| Posted 07.03.2008 | Politics

Politicians supporting the Colombian trade deal have blood on their hands - there's no other way to put it.

Why Jim Webb Is Different -- And It's Not Just the Military Background

| Posted 07.06.2008 | Politics

What I've always found so intriguing about Webb is the thing that makes him such a unique political animal -- he comes from the world of writing, rather than from professional politics.

Another Thank You

| Posted 07.07.2008 | Politics
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I've said it before, but now I have occasion to say it again: Thanks to everyone for your support for THE UPRISING. The New York Times just announced ...

Wither the Autocratic Progressives?

| Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

It's fantastic to see Health Care for America Now taking a confrontational posture. It suggests an understanding of how power and movements have worked -- and not worked -- in US history.

The Homogenization of American Politics

| Posted 07.11.2008 | Politics
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To paraphrase Jerry Garcia, my book tour has been a long, strange trip - but as my newspaper column this week notes, it has been strange in how much o...

Learning that Politicians Aren't Messiahs

| Posted 07.13.2008 | Politics

Politicians are mere vehicles for the change we do -- or do not -- force them to embrace. If Obama's moves force people to learn that truism, then I think that's a positive silver lining to his shifts.

GOP Brags That McCain Will Continue Bush's Economic Legacy

| Posted 07.15.2008 | Politics

Republicans still want America to believe that the way to steady the economy is to follow Bush's efforts to slash taxes for millionaires.

Lou Dobbs & the Double-Edged Sword of Populism

| Posted 07.16.2008 | Politics

Some have said that progressives shouldn't go on shows like Dobbs'. I vehemently disagree. We have to fight for our issues in any venue offered to us, knowing that if we fight effectively we will win the war of ideas.

NYT's Egan Discovers The Race Chasm - Then Seems to Justify It

| Posted 07.16.2008 | Media
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The New York Times' Tim Egan - normally a pretty original writer who I'm a big fan of - today discovers the Race Chasm, about four months after it was...

Obama & the "Centrists" Running the Asylum

| Posted 07.18.2008 | Politics

I'm filing this weekly column dispatch at a rest stop outside of Waco, Texas on my way to the Netroots Nation conference. On the drive from Dallas, I'...

CNN on Progressives Pressuring Obama

| Posted 07.22.2008 | Politics

CNN today today published a long piece on its website about what an Obama presidency would mean for the African American community. The article fronts...

Six Little Words for Better Wages

| Posted 07.25.2008 | Politics

No matter how we reform the National Labor Relations Board and union elections -- admirable goals, no doubt -- we have to give workers the legal tools to defend themselves.

Bill Kristol Needs to Get Out More

| Posted 07.28.2008 | Media

I know it's hard for sons of Washington privilege like so-called national columnist Kristol to fathom, but there is a whole world outside the Maryland/Virginia I-495 Beltway.

Election '08 & the Swing-State Politics of Energy and Taxes

| Posted 07.31.2008 | Politics
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The meandering 9-hour drive from Denver to Jackson Hole, Wyoming - which I completed yesterday - takes you through one strand of the Rocky Mountain We...