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Entries by David Sirota from 05/2010

All Roads Lead to White Privilege

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Politics

White privilege in America today is so omniscient, so assumed, so embedded in everything, that it is even forwarded by some liberal voices as the answer to the very problems it creates.

The Motto of Mad Men

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Politics

"I Want My Country Back". A motto that would be called treasonous if uttered by throngs of blacks, Latinos or Native Americans has been deftly sculpted by conservatives into an accepted clarion call for white power.

The Predictable and Inevitable Blowback

| Posted 05.14.2010 | World

Imagine an alternate universe -- a foreign military power begins flying remote-controlled warplanes over your town, using on-board missiles to kill hundreds of your innocent neighbors. How would you and your fellow citizens respond?

GOP: Recession's Foreclosure Victims "Want a Homeless Life"

| Posted 05.16.2010 | Politics

According to the conservative leader of one of the most conservative cities in America, those thrown out of their homes in this Great Recession actually want to be homeless.

What Dems Don't Want Mentioned in the Rand Paul/Civil Rights Debate

| Posted 05.20.2010 | Politics

Those same Democrats expressing outrage at Paul's criticism of the Civil Rights Act have no problem accepting a deregulated labor market that lets employers fire and discriminate against you for all sorts of preposterous reasons.

Laying Bare the Myth of "The Left"

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Politics

Many "progressive" institutions are not principled at all -- sadly, lots of them are just propagandists for Democrats, regardless of what Democrats do.

On Wall Street "Reform," Remember Spinal Tap's Lesson: the Volume May Go to 11, but That Can't Hide Bad Music

| Posted 05.22.2010 | Politics

Volume cannot hide poor quality. Spinal Tap's songs, no matter how loudly played, were quite awful. And Wall Street "reform" legislation, no matter how loudly celebrated, is the offensive punchline to a bad joke.

The Michael Jordan of Bailouts

| Posted 05.28.2010 | Politics

As the Senate's GOP leader, McConnell backed the bank bailout in 2008. A year and a half later, he says that he vehemently opposes bailouts of big business. His spectacular contortions have earned him a spot in the Flip-Flopping Hall of Fame.