Stories by David Sirota

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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:

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.