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Permanent Minority.

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David Sirota
David Sirota is a journalist, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist, and radio host. His weekly column is...

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Organizations that purport to speak for Democrats, like the Democratic Leadership Council, are still employing people like Marshall Wittmann, a former GOP staffer and top official for the Christian Coalition. On December 2 Wittmann was quoted by the Washington Post saying that those who support an exit strategy from Iraq are "offering surrender"--a pure regurgitation of a dishonest right-wing talking point.

Toward the Majority.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi courageously joined Representative John Murtha in demanding withdrawal from Iraq.

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