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Entries by David Sirota from 08/2010

Stunning Denver Post Poll Shows Romanoff Ahead - What's It Mean for Progressives?

| Posted 08.01.2010 | Denver

In sum, both candidates are imperfect - and it is, thus, rational to wonder whether this primary has major implications for the progressive movement both here in Colorado and nationally?

Obama's Obsession With Confrontation Against the Left

| Posted 08.04.2010 | Politics

Obama may not be confrontational against the Right, but he is one of America's most aggressively confrontational politicians against the progressive grassroots Left. The record on this is clear.

Perlmutter: Questions About Connection Between Bennet's PAC Money & Votes Are Fair

| Posted 08.04.2010 | Denver

Bennet has bridled at questions about whether the Wall Street money he has taken had anything to do with his vote-switching on credit card reform and vote against cramdown.

Report: Obama Program to Help Corporations "Take Advantage of Low Labor Costs" Abroad

| Posted 08.05.2010 | Business

Even if we don't reform our atrocious trade policies that incentivize the ongoing wage-cutting race to the bottom, the least we should do is invest every available dollar in job training and job creation here at home. Doing the opposite is grotesque.

NYT: Bennet Helped Future Wall Street Donors Fleece Denver Schools

| Posted 08.05.2010 | Denver

Either Bennet was embarrassingly incompetent in sending Denver taxpayers and schoolchildren into the jaws of Wall Street's predatory lenders, or he was blatantly corrupt, using his position to pad the profits of his corporate friends.

DPS Chief Attacks New York Times, Refuses to Answer Questions About Bennet's Wall Street Money

| Posted 08.06.2010 | Denver

On AM760 this morning, Denver school board member Jeannie Kaplan and Cherry Creek News publisher Guerin Green debated DPS chief Tom Boasberg over the ...

CO Budget Chairman Moves to Launch Bipartisan Probe of Bennet/Wall Street/DPS Deal

| Posted 08.08.2010 | Denver

After Friday's explosive front-page New York Times expose on Sen. Michael Bennet's tenure at the Denver Public Schools, the Democratic chairman of the...

CO-SEN: What DC Will Say vs. What the CO Election Will Actually Mean

| Posted 08.09.2010 | Denver

This Tuesday night we will undoubtedly be watching political reporters and pundits trying to tell America what the Democratic Senate primary election results in Colorado mean. Let's examine what they'll likely say.

What the Final Days of the Colorado Senate Race Say About the Media and the Movement

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Denver

The last days of the Colorado Senate Democratic primary tell us about the Beltway media's perverse priorities -- and about a persistent strategic failure of the progressive movement.

Can You Join Me in Taking the Low-Impact Challenge?

| Posted 08.12.2010 | Green

From Aug. 16-20, we're asking listeners to join me in a one-week challenge to reduce our carbon emissions and have less of an impact on our environment in general.

Will Obama Get a Primary Challenge in 2012?

| Posted 08.13.2010 | Politics

In a piece in The Hill, I am quoted saying that I didn't expect a credible primary challenger to Obama. What didn't make it into the story is that there's an important and telling reason for that.

Why Is Hickenlooper Pushing the GOP's Destructive Anti-Government Message?

| Posted 08.19.2010 | Denver

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper has released his first campaign ad, and beneath the terrific production value and smart branding lurks a very disturbing message.

Military Leaders on Iraq Combat: "Our Mission Has Not Changed"

| Posted 08.20.2010 | World

While it may be comforting to see all the "Breaking News" graphics implying that the Iraq War is effectively over, and while it may be reassuring to watch punditry portraying war analysis as a post-mortem, the reality is that this war continues.

A Cautionary Tale About the Perils of Coronations & Uncompetitive Elections

| Posted 08.22.2010 | Politics

When one party puts up unelectable clowns (as is probably the case in Colorado on the Republican side of the gubernatorial race), the coronated candidate doesn't have to actually explain himself - or even answer for his inconsistencies.

Lessons From a Low-Impact Week

| Posted 08.27.2010 | Green

Having now completed this low-impact week, I can report that it was not easy and that I did not achieve perfection -- not even close. However, I can also say I learned a few things.

How You Know the Anti-Tax Ideology Still Exists In Both Party Establishments

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Denver

How can you tell the virulent anti-tax fervor still dominates American politics in a genuinely bipartisan way? Look no further than Colorado.