Stories by David Sirota

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Posted on: Oct 19, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The ritzy elitist GOP senator from Oregon is the latest to find himself behind in the polls to a populist Democratic challenger.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

What we are seeing from McCain is old-school right-wing populism: package tax cuts for the wealthy as a "gift" to regular folks.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Is Paulson looking to socialize risk and privatize gain? The answer could be the difference between economic disaster and recovery.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

We now face market forces uninhibited by democratic governance. The bailout is an aggressive attempt to trade democracy for autocracy.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008, Source: Blog for Our Future

The scheme would force taxpayers to absorb the pain, while Wall Street execs reap the gain.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Lawmakers are pushing kleptocratic socialism -- a system where the objective is theft.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama is eschewing the populism that could undermine the royalist Right and fix the economy. And the GOP is filling the resulting void.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As the RNC revealed, jingoism, partisanship, and Bible-thumping social conservatism seem to have priority over 'country' in the conservative mindset.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Corporate honchos and bought-off lawmakers are trying to kill a proposal that makes it easier to join a union.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

This year's Democratic convention may have helped forge a new progressive movement.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Yet the media fixate on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, neglecting local elections and issue-based organizing.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Bayh doesn't have a single significant accomplishment to his name -- a miraculous achievement, even by Washington's do-nothing standards.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

From energy policy to health care reform, the West is where America's political future will be forged.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Many filmic treatments of Washington present a more hard-edged political reality than most of today's so-called journalism.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

When labor rights are protected, wages go up. It's time to make union-membership a civil right.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

If Obama counters the GOP's race-baiting by promoting working-class interests and a fairer trade agenda, he will win the White House.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: Open Left

Whoever controls the definition of "the center" controls a huge amount of political power.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Washington's pundits and politicians have waged an ongoing propaganda campaign to pass off crazy, fringe politics as reasonable and mainstream.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2008, Source: Brave New Films

Debating Bush's awful tax policies on FOX News.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Obama is a transformative politician, but he's still a politician.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Across America, local culture has been supplanted by fast food and sub-par Will Smith movies. No wonder people don't care about hometown issues.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Three books tackle issues rarely explored by the media: McCain's flip-flopping, America's political divide and the real story behind globalization.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2008, Source: Crown Publishing

If the anti-war movement can't find a way to hold Dem politicians accountable, then don't expect anything more than the status quo.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Democrats face an anti-war uprising -- one that is beginning to act like a mature movement in putting its agenda before party.

Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Company shareholders should use their economic leverage to force corporations to adopt environmentally friendly practices.

Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

When will U.S. politicians recognize that NAFTA is bad for everyone?

Posted on: May 9, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The pervasive racism that taints our political discourse will persist until we recognize and reject it.

Posted on: May 2, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Washington has been debilitated by a horrible disease -- one that inhibits emotions like compassion and integrity.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The media elite pretend there are not two Americas but only one: theirs.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The government's policy toward unions is marked by the same political cowardice and worker repression that brought on the Ludlow Massacre.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

"I'll admit it: I used to admire John McCain."

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Once again, the Fed is using a crisis to enrich corporate interests.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Conservatives are ignoring history's teachings and resurrecting Nixon's failed strategy of going after working people.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

This epoch of globalization has become an era of media-driven insouciance.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Shrewdly, Barack Obama is promising to transform trade policies so that they do not encourage outsourcing.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The media and political establishments keep floating the idea of Michael Bloomberg's candidacy, showing just how much change frightens the status quo.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The Democrats' timidity on economic justice may end up guaranteeing no real 'change' at all.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

As the candidates look to the West, a series of myths have developed about Western politics.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Leading figures of both parties seem eager to help limit the debate over "stimulus" and make the final package a corporate goodie bag.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

There is a simple fix for our ailing healthcare system, and it has the right-wing in a panic.

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