Stories by David Sirota

David Sirota is the author of the best-selling books Hostile Takeover and The Uprising. He hosts the morning show on AM760 in Colorado and blogs at OpenLeft.com. E-mail him at ds@davidsirota.com or follow him on Twitter @davidsirota. subscribe to David Sirota's feed

Posted on: Nov 1, 2013, Source: Salon.com

Here's why plutocrats control our politics: Corporate America knows both parties are up for sale.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2013, Source: Salon.com

World's richest oil company sues FX television network in act approaching self-parody.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Worst of all, Obama is being aided by a cadre of high-profile Benedict Arnolds within the media itself.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: Salon

I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here's how to do it.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In the absence of conscription, dissent - if it exists at all - becomes a low-grade affair (an email, a petition, etc.) but not the kind of serious movement required to compel change.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The growing acceptance and lack of public prejudice shown to people with anxiety disorders will make it easier for people suffering in silence to seek help.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: Salon

Tarantino's daring film would have been received differently by the media -- or never made -- if he wasn't white.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: Salon

Americans aren't as divided over politics as the pundits say. But they disagree on everything else.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: Salon

Fast food restaurants lead "fourth meal" campaign.

Posted on: May 16, 2012, Source: Salon

As relentless as the obesity crisis appears to be, its expansion doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion.

Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These days, America has two favorite new exports: firearms and obesity.

Posted on: May 9, 2012, Source: Salon

How the battle between the macrobrew behemoths and the craftbrew insurgents reflects a path for America's troubled economy.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In Britain, the devout tend to be economic progressives. Why have American Christians embraced social Darwinism?

Posted on: Mar 21, 2012, Source: Salon

Complaining about having to do their own dishes, or bragging about $800,000 car garages, the 1 percenters are all but screaming “let them eat cake” from the ramparts.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2012, Source: Nation of Change

Has America finally had its fill of bloviating right-wing hate talkers? It's possible that time has come.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2012, Source: Salon

These are but a few of many examples of a larger corporate opposition to basic disclosure.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The 2012 presidential campaign is inadvertently shining a light on our highly selective definition of bigotry.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What will concepts like "civil liberties," "unions," and even "democracy" mean to our kids?

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

That right-wingers feel the need to push their faith with such craven tactics in the non-existant "war on Christmas" speaks volumes about the nature of spiritual self-doubt.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source: Salon

A new poll suggests that American Christians (unlike Muslims) are likely to put their faith before their country.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: Salon

It's not because they're potheads. It's because they're sick of America's militaristic misadventures.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2011, Source: Salon

From Iraq to OWS, Republicans are going to increasingly absurd measures to protect the wealthy.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2011, Source: Salon

Chris Hayes' new show on MSNBC provides a rare space for the expansive, non-partisan debates we need

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The findings are a reminder of why now -- more than ever -- we must refuse to succumb to political apathy and laissez-faire demagoguery.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2011, Source: Salon

Welcome to America at the edge of insanity, where even the most innocuous items are now considered diabolical threats to the culture.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2011, Source: The Nation and Salon

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that we're seeing a "more subtle form of racism." But David Sirota counters that it's not racism but Obama's right-wing policies that are to blame.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We sell college students a destructive ethos that encourages them to party hard—but only with alcohol, a substance that is far more toxic than marijuana.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Chinese invasion tells us the true problem is that America is no longer willing or able to invest in its own future.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: www.DavidSirota.com

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's not the meat industry advertising that makes it hard to raise a vegetarian kid--it's the vegetarian products themselves.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011, Source: Salon

No, we can't blame this on Whole Foods. Healthy food is not inherently more expensive -- it all comes down to government subsidies.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In just the last few years, the Corporate Police State has reared its head at every level of government.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As more police officers use cameras to monitor our every move, they're discovering the power of video -- and they don't want it turned against them.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Obesity can be a serious health risk but our culture only focuses on women's weight and yet men are more likely to be overweight.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report exposes racial discrimination, workplace mistreatment and union-busting by IKEA.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2011, Source: Ballantine Books

In his new book, David Sirota examines how '80s propaganda led us to reject the past and ultimately embrace the capitalistic future planned out for us.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We’re talking about true legislative sadists looking to go medieval on America.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

Pop culture 30 years ago defined the way we think about progressive -- and not so progressive -- issues today.

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