Stories by David Sirota

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

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

Posted on: Oct 29, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The "Financial Stability Improvement Act" would let Geithner spend as much as he wants for as long as he wants, with no specific oversight.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

We have a double standard -- promoting the recreational use of alcohol and banning the similar use of marijuana.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Now all of American politics is focused on this unaccomplished backbencher and whether or not she will endorse the final bill.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Call me a zombie pundit, but the concurrent rise of zombie pop and political cultures is no coincidence.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The debate over Afghanistan sharpens that question about who "the deciders" should be -- elected officials or the military?

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: Open Left

In town teeming with corporate brothels, the best little whorehouse in definitely the New Democratic Caucus.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: Open Left

Tom Friedman may be the single stupidest figure in American public life, and certainly is the supidest writer with such a large platform.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2009, Source: Open Left

Is Obama pushing progressives to drop the public option?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Progressive groups are cheering on Obama, afraid to lose White House access. In the meantime, grassroots organizations are doing all the dirty work.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: Open Left

Corruption and legalized bribery has become so widespread that nobody in Washington even tries to hide it.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Marketing war as a Playstation fantasy masks its inherent brutalities in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The hope/despair tightrope, established in Hughes' films, is especially pertinent in today's political climate.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009, Source: Open Left

I. Shit. You. Not.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Fox is not merely a right-leaning news outlet -- it is a partisan propaganda machine.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Finally, there's no pretense. The ugliest traits of this despicable movement are there for all to behold.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2009, Source: Open Left

Evidently, it's simply way too much for network news executives to require any kind of independence.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Let go of those American (pipe) dreams. This is corrupt, pathetic health care reality.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The wealthiest 1-percent have deployed an army to destroy an initiative that would tax the super rich to help pay for health care.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Many scholars and columnists celebrate China's gilded development. But what's beyond these capitalist pipe dreams?