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: Aug 6, 2009, Source: Open Left

Evidently, it's simply way too much for network news executives to require any kind of independence.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Let go of those American (pipe) dreams. This is corrupt, pathetic health care reality.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The wealthiest 1-percent have deployed an army to destroy an initiative that would tax the super rich to help pay for health care.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Many scholars and columnists celebrate China's gilded development. But what's beyond these capitalist pipe dreams?

Posted on: Jun 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

For all the positive steps Obama's America seems poised to take, the aspirations still seem too confined by old conceptions of how things must work.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Taking steps to realistic health care reform begins at the state level.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

President Obama has reneged on many of his campaign promises. Why are we letting him get away with it?

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

How Political Elites Have Made Single Payer "Politically Impossible"

Posted on: May 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Pigs are supposed to be the smartest domestic animal. But they clearly have trouble when charged with managing capitalism.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

It all depends on how Democrats use him.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Populism is becoming the dominant paradigm, and that has the Establishment frightened.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Our entire way of life -- from our exploitative economy to our foreign policy -- is violent.

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

When creating D.C. myths, Washington reporters aren't interested in actual data.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Take a lesson from corporate America's newest surefire money-making strategy: graft.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Some politicians are starting to acknowledge the tragic absurdity of the war on drugs. But we have a long way to go.

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

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

For the GOP to acknowledge the contradiction in their position would undermine the insurance industry that's filling their campaign coffers.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

If we don't quickly wake up and turn things around, we will be left to mutter Col. Kurtz's despondent whisper: "The horror ... the horror."

Posted on: Feb 28, 2009, Source: Blog for Our Future

Obama put corporate raider Steve Rattner in charge of overseeing the auto industry and his "plan" seems to be to crush the autoworkers.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Obama's penchant for symbolism took him to a locale that indicates how rough our path will be as we scale our mammoth economic problems.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

As the Phelps 'scandal' proves yet again, our narcotic of choice -- creating controversy where none exists -- packs a punch.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The progressive fair trade movement is gaining real ground and winning the broader political debate.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2009, Source: SFGate.com

Every patriot should be concerned about the intensifying efforts to supplant democracy with something far more authoritarian: "American czarism."

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Hope is winning smiles and poignant one-liners. Change is all the grinding work that comes with challenging power and enacting transformative laws.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2009, Source: Open Left

For starters: The Treasury says it doesn't need the money.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Will we finally accept the public policy and lifestyle changes that the real world now requires? Or will "Viva Las Vegas" always be America's motto?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The answer is yes ... now here's what to do about it.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our bipartisan political Establishment and sycophantic Punditburo have been wrong on the economy over and over again.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: Open Left

Obama aide Steve Hildebrand explicitly attacks "the left wing of the Democratic Party" with Fox News-style talking points.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In our nation, presidential pooches are front-page stories. Local democracy is, at best, filler surrounding classified ads and comic strips.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama's 'grass-roots' movement revolves around him, not progressive issues.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Open Left

Obama's early list of names for his staff doesn't bode well for all the progressive policy promises Obama made during the campaign.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

America is a decidedly center-left nation, especially on the issue of health care. Obama now has a budget imperative to reform it immediately.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Open Left

Will progressives now start claiming the New York Times "hates" Obama?

Posted on: Nov 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The media are telling Obama to ditch the agenda he won on and appease electorally humiliated Republicans. This is the last thing he should do.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: Open Left

The Hoover Institution is one of the major conservative think tanks in this country, so this is pretty incredible for its honesty.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bush has his thumb on the Democratic Party's most divisive issue.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Americans envision enormous progress in the months ahead, and Democrats will have no one to blame for failure but themselves.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The final stretch of the Presidential race has become an ideological proxy war between Ronald Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

That's the question, as he slams Obama for his plan to lower taxes on the middle class and raise them on the super-rich.

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