Stories by David Sirota

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Posted on: Oct 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Shaken by an assault on their assumptions, many Americans become more adamant in defense of discredited ideology.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Beware the sophistry of budget talking points -- especially those seeking to deter any criticism of defense spending.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010, Source: Creators Syndicate

In a society drunk off of alcohol propaganda we've had trouble separating fact from fiction. Legalizing pot would bring some sense to things.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The illusions spread by both the right-wing and corporate media are deftly presented as fact; can we ever wake up?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd's opposition to Elizabeth Warren stems from the fact that she wasn't a puppet for big banks.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Our leaders are now boldly selling wars as commendable instruments of such profit-focused imperialism.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We have people posturing as journalists on TV who get paid as business spokespeople, financial reporters who retire to work for Goldman Sachs -- media parasites.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Our penchant for hating on the Blue Devils reflects America's larger, more complex relationship with privilege.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Without progressivism, liberalism turns the Treasury into an unlimited gift card for whichever private interests are being sponsored.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: Open Left

The U.S. is hemorrhaging jobs thanks to terrible trade policies. Instead of fixing the problem, Obama wants to hide the data.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We owe Beck gratitude for using his keynote address to CPAC to so frankly outline what the conservative movement has become -- and why it repulses so many Americans.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

When people like General McCrystal go rogue, it undermines the chain of command and challenges the Constitution.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Plagued by deficits, communities everywhere must now decide between tax reform and public spending cuts -- between economic life and death.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We can thank the likes of Sanjay Gupta, Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper -- disaster porn stars with visions of Peabodys and Pulitzers dancing in their heads.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Bernanke failed on the regulatory job and then doled out trillions of taxpayer dollars to clean up his mess. Why is Obama pushing for his renomination?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Democrats' pandering to corporate interests lets the GOP win easy points with Reagan's tired anti-government ideology.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2010, Source: Open Left

Will the administration act?

Posted on: Dec 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Dean's attacks on the Lieberman-gutted health insurance "reform" bill are creating the political space for the final version to be better and more progressive.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: Open Left

The question -- as it always is -- will be which side is the administration on: its corporate donors or its campaign promises?

Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: Open Left

It's about time progressive Senators start using the power of obstruction for progressive ends.

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