Stories by David Sirota

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Posted on: Aug 26, 2012, Source: Salon

It’s shocking to see corporate America transform the message of organized labor into a sales pitch for … corporate America.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: Salon

It's a myth that Americans spit on soldiers returning from Vietnam. So why did President Obama tacitly endorse it?

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When you save files to Google’s new hard-drive folder in the cloud, the terms of service you are required to agree to gives Google “worldwide license" to your content.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: Salon

The war on drugs takes taxpayers' finite law-enforcement resources away from fighting real crimes on and off Wall Street, and instead concentrates it on punishing pot use.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2012, Source: Creators Syndicate

The long American romance with cars is ending. So why are we still spending so much money on roads?

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Politicians tout them as a silver-bullet solution to the education crisis, but are charter schools living up to their original mission?

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

This is a genuinely courageous stand against the Washington establishment.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Open Left

We do not live in a functioning democracy - republican, direct, or otherwise.

Posted on: May 25, 2009, Source: Open Left

This ABC News story won't help quell conspiracy theories about a Grand Council of Rich People conspiring to control the world.

Posted on: May 22, 2009, Source: Open Left

Using employees' life insurance policies as a back-door way to pad the boss's salary ... wow.

Posted on: May 20, 2009, Source: Open Left

AFL-CIO gears up to fight Obama's plans to push free-trade deals.

Posted on: May 19, 2009, Source: Open Left

Our lobbyist-written trade policies significantly contributed to the economic collapse.

Posted on: May 15, 2009, Source: Open Left

I'm all for putting people in jail for violating the law, whether they violated it on the Internet or somewhere else. But this is too far.

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

What's amazing is that the media and the administration even called these "stress tests" tests at all.

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

Touting the industry's "voluntary" commitment to not rip off consumers seems more in the appeasing camp than in the "real change" camp.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Open Left

This is pretty exciting.

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

Maybe Congress will do something now...nah, probably not.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: Open Left

I'm confused. Does the Obama administration think $100 million (or $165 million) is a lot of money or doesn't it?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2009, Source: Open Left

Real reform - genuinely humane and tolerant immigration reform - is one that will help lift everyone up.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: Open Left

Big Money is wrapping exploitative policies in the patina of human rights and tolerance.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: Open Left

Simon is firing on all cylinders throughout the interview, but I found this statement on the politics of the drug war particularly poignant.

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

The most important tax fight you've never heard about.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2009, Source: Brave New Films

What’s fascinating about all this is the surprising revival of tactics first pioneered under Ronald Reagan.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2009, Source: Open Left

The danger of governments relying too much on fossil fuel taxes smacks CO square in the face.

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

There is an incredible amount of hate out there right now - and the most intense of it is coming from those at the top.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2009, Source: Open Left

What this moment is is a huge opportunity.

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

Why is the Obama admin more worried about the populist anger's consequences for its image rather than its utility in passing an aggressive agenda?

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: Open Left

It's like something you'd expect to read in The Onion -- only it's actually happening in real life.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: Open Left

Any institution that is allowed to become so foundational to the whole economy should be at least partially nationalized.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2009, Source: Open Left

Nothing is too big to fail -- and if it is, it shouldn't be private.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source: Open Left

Make Harry Reid choose between getting every Democrat on board, or ending his political career.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2009, Source: Open Left

Nationalization is everywhere in America and has been for a long time.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009, Source: Open Left

Why is Obama is adamant about focusing the debate over entitlement reform even partially on Social Security and not on universal health care?

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009, Source: Open Left

This divide between the Market Populism people are fed through the media and people's own Grassroots Populism is a major catalyst.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: Open Left

Democrats need to hurry up and embrace their populist wing.

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

For those who want to dig into the differences between the House and Senate stimulus bills, ProPublica has produced this great side-by-side chart.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: Open Left

It's hard to believe that the government's trade enforcement apparatus will be focused on fair trade now that Gregg will run it.

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

Let's kick the week off with four pieces of less-reported but nonetheless significantly awesome headlines.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: Open Left

Cable news shows gave powerless and irrelevant Republican legislators twice as much media coverage about their views on the stimulus bill.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2008, Source: Daily Kos

The New Deal was responsible for extending the Great depression, according to the "fair and balanced" propaganda channel.