Byron Dorgan

I have been bemused for many years by the peculiar mindset represented by DC centrism. I have written about it a number of times over the years, in my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Revolution-Best-America-Came/dp/0470395117">The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be</a></em>, and in many of my blog posts. DC Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. For example, cutting Social Security, something 80% of Americans oppose, is a classic example of DC centrism. Another example is focusing obsessively about the deficit while ignoring new measures to create jobs, which is the reverse of what voters want the government to focus on. Bailing out, and now subsidizing, the Too Big To Fail banks is yet another example. And these 3 examples really just scratch the surface- there are so many ways that DC Centrism is different from what the centrist position of real voters is. Read more...
The Republicans really just have no shame. The Democrats asked for unanimous consent in the Senate to pass legislation that would give the BP Oil Spill Commission subpoena power and surprise... surprise, guess who stood up for them and objected? Read more...
Sen. Bernie Sanders said something we don't hear often enough on cable news shows while talking to Dylan Ratigan about the amendments being considered Read more...
Good for Byron Dorgan. He talked to Dylan Ratigan about why these naked credit default swaps are so bad. According to TPM, he's willing to filibuster Read more...
From MSNBC's weekend morning show with Alex Witt and her "boys" Pat Buchanan and Peter Fenn, while discussing the retirements of Chris Dodd and Byron Read more...

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From The Daily Show: The announcement that Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan are stepping down takes the Senate by surprise. Read more...
From Democracy Now--A Look at the Future of TV: Media Consolidation Opponent Byron Dorgan to Retire, Comcast Takeover of NBC Under Review: Sen. Byr Read more...
Byron Dorgan explains his decision not to run for reelection in 2010. This is really a shame since Byron Dorgan has been one of our better Senators Read more...
Ah, may you live in interesting times: With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor — all Democrats — ditched Read more...
From The Ed Schultz Show Nov. 16, 2009. Byron Dorgan ten years after the repeal of The Glass-Steagall Act--let's revisit it. Dorgan talked about split Read more...