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Entries by David Sirota from 07/2009

A Village Fairy Tale: Coming From a Pro-Gun State Explains Health Care Opposition

| Posted 07.21.2009 | Politics

When the media depict Sen. Baucus, who represents one of the poorest states in the country, as opposing real health care reform because he's from a "conservative state," that's a lotta horses**t.

"Let Them Eat Cake": As 22K Die Annually, Elites Ask "What's the Rush on Health Care?"

| Posted 07.23.2009 | Politics

My question again: How is debating something for more than six decades a "rush?"

Attack of the One-Percenters: Land Rover Liberals, Corrupt Cowboys & the Millionaire Media

| Posted 07.24.2009 | Politics

The health care debate has reminded us that there really are three separate but coordinated armies that will defend that status quo in Washington -- whether on health care or any other economic issue.

A Revelatory Look at D.C.'s Media Matrix: Yes, These People Really Believe They Decide the "Facts"

| Posted 07.27.2009 | Politics

Many reporters believe that by posing something as a question, it includes no opinion. This makes no sense: imagine a reporter asking Bush, "Why do you love killing Iraqi children?"

Mitch Albom, "Compassionate" Chronicler of Sickness, Bashes Health Care Reform and Defends Richest 1%

| Posted 07.28.2009 | Politics

Mitch "Tuesdays with Morrie" Albom has made millions writing books about sick people. I've always assumed that he is a somewhat compassionate human being but his new column proves me wrong.

Physiological Link Between Affinity for Guns and Affinity for Health Insurance Bureaucrats?

| Posted 07.29.2009 | Politics

There's a deal between reporters and Blue Dog Democrats to explain Blue Dog opposition to health insurance regulation as an outgrowth of representing culturally conservative districts.

"Parochial Considerations"

| Posted 07.30.2009 | Politics

Congress isn't giving into "parochial considerations" when it hands Goldman Sachs billions of dollars. But the programs that undergird our basic welfare? Sorry, that's a "parochial consideration" that must be dealt with harshly.

Health Care's 13 Tyrants

| Posted 07.31.2009 | Politics

We do not live in a functioning democracy -- republican, direct, or otherwise. And now, American tyranny - that is, America's lack of democracy -- is distorting the health care debate.