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Entries by David Sirota from 07/2010

Obama Hires Former WellPoint Exec to Implement Health Care Law

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Politics

This is a telling indictment of the health care law itself, strongly suggesting it was constructed by the Obama administration as a massive taxpayer-financed giveaway to private insurers like WellPoint.

C-SPAN As Red Pill: Camera Catches Senate Vote-Switching to Protect Credit Card Usury

| Posted 07.19.2010 | Politics

Though we rightly suspect that there's dishonesty embedded in the gap between public pronouncement and actual legislation being discussed, it is - by design - difficult to pinpoint who is actually spearheading the deceit, and how.

Elizabeth Warren and the Definition of 'Controversial'

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Politics

Over the last few days, Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner have made the case that Harvard professor and Congressional...

It's the Tax Cuts and Wars, Stupid

| Posted 07.21.2010 | Business

If you are genuinely concerned about deficits, then you should be concerned not about domestic spending, but about spending on the Bush tax cuts and wars. That's the real tax and spend story that conservatives don't want told.

ABC: Bank Lobbying Group Says Consumer Bureau Must See Banks' "Side of Issues, Not Just Consumers'"

| Posted 07.22.2010 | Business

It's certainly audacious, but hardly surprising that the banking industry, after winning so many concessions in the financial regulatory bill, is nonetheless now working to capture the minuscule consumer protection agency.

The Roots of Obama's "Pundit Delusion"

| Posted 07.23.2010 | Politics

You don't have to look at particular policies to know that the Obama administration is more obsessed with attracting approval from out-of-touch Washington pundits than from America at large.

You Make the Call: Who Is Correct In the Democratic Civil War Over Taxes and Spending?

| Posted 07.26.2010 | Politics

Which side of the Democratic civil war over taxes and spending represents a fact-based argument for economic prosperity, and which side represents fact-free theorizing? I'd say the evidence is pretty clear.

The Summer That Resurrected the Cult of White Victimhood

| Posted 07.28.2010 | Politics

Hysterical white people are all over the media screaming to whomever is listening that white people are under attack in America. The key word here, though, is "resurrection," for this hysteria is nothing new.

GOP Opposes Federal Fracking Regs Regardless of Whether EPA Finds Poisoning

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Green

In perhaps the most extreme step yet, Republicans in Colorado are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency never regulate fracking, "no matter what a two-year EPA study of the process reveals."

Gov. Ritter to NBA Fans: You Have a Right to Wear Melo's New Team Jersey at CO Sports Events, Even if Melo Leaves Denver

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Denver

Police ejected a man from a Cleveland Indians game last night for wearing Lebron James' new Miami Heat jersey. It seemed to me like a blatant trampling of the man's First Amendment rights.