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Entries by David Sirota from 06/2010

From Shared Sacrifice to Hedonism

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Politics

When it comes to difficult lifestyle changes that Pearl Harbor-sized crises demand, many of us are as willfully ignorant and plagued by denial as Dubya.

Putting the "I" in the Environment After the Gulf Spill

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Green

Those photographs of sludge-soaked pelicans are painful to behold. It's those hollow pupils peeking out of the brown death. They are an avian version of the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg that Fitzgerald once wrote about -- and they implicate us all.

McChrystal's Lesson: Trampling Constitution A-Okay, Using Mean Words Is Not

| Posted 06.22.2010 | Media

What we now know is that generals are fully permitted to publicly challenge the constitutional authority of the president and the elected civilian leadership of the United States. That is apparently not a fireable offense.

Markey vs. Gardner: The Problem with Selective Outrage

| Posted 06.26.2010 | Denver

It's perfectly fine to criticize Gardner for sucking up to energy interests, as long as the same voices expressing outrage at him express outrage at his Democratic opponent, Rep. Betsy Markey, for doing the same thing in the very same week.