Monday, May 01, 2006

Cantor, WFP Called "Gutsy"

Economic populist/strategist/blogger David Sirota has written a new book called "Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government--and How We Take It Back."

He is guest blogging this week at TPM Cafe, plugging his book, and explaining some of his ideas for restoring decency, honesty and common sense to our national politics.

He's also one of the driving forces behind PLAN -- the Progressive Legislative Action Network, whose mission is to provide coordinated research and strategic advocacy tools to forward-thinking state legislators

David is a great speaker, and he'll be in New York City speaking at a Drum Major Institute event on May 10. More info here.

And, oh yes, the headline of this post. It comes from Sirota's first TPM Cafe blog entry. Despite the corruption he finds in Congress, he finds some reason for hope:
To be sure, there are some gutsy people speaking truth to power and fighting this hostile takeover, both in Washington and throughout the country. They run the gamut from Democratic politicians like Sherrod Brown, to reporters like the Wall Street Journal's Ellen Schultz, to third-party leaders like Dan Cantor. Their stories are told in my book. Similarly, there are very clear solutions to the major economic problems our country faces – and they are laid out in my book as well.
Check out the Drum Major event if if you can.

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