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: Dec 28, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

If you don't live in a "battleground" like Florida or Ohio whose statewide vote is perpetually up for grabs, you are ignored.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

The 'paranoid style' in American politics is grounded in a profound disconnect between ordinary Americans and the political class.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

Brutes like billionaire equity guru Henry Kravis haven't amassed such treasure by playing nice.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2007, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Investor deals protect foreign capital at the price of sovereignty.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

The issue of illegal immigration is a con job to draw attention away from the corporate profiteers who are buying influence in Washington.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2007, Source: Campaign for America's Future

They don't call it the "silly season" for nothing: Hillary will vote for more of the same failed trade model she opposes; Obama attacks Clinton for supporting the same deal he does.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2007, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Beltway Democrats are too often a part of the problem.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2007, Source: Working Assets

Mike Huckabee has a populist economic message that may be shunned by the Money Party in Washington, but likely has an appeal among rank-and-file working-class Republican voters.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2007, Source: In These Times

Democrats who were sent to Congress in the tide-turning election of 2006 are selling out the economic populism that got them elected in the first place.

Posted on: May 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

David Sirota: It has now been 4 days since the deal was announced, and the specific legislative language of the deal remains secret.

Posted on: May 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

David Sirota: The origins and implications of the latest Grand Bargain ...

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007, Source: WorkingForChange.com

In the lead up to and wake of Bill Moyers' much-anticipated mega-dunk on the Washington press corps this week, we are seeing the ugliest side of Beltway culture -- sophistry and damage control.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2007, Source: AlterNet

David Sirota: The enemy of a Clinton enemy is probably a political contributor.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

From calling opposition to the Iraq war a 'fringe' position, to endorsing sham environmentalism, to defending the low taxation of billionaires, <i>The New York Times</i> and the political establishment aren't in sync with the majority of Americans.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2007, Source: San Francisco Chronicle

How can we expect the media and politicians to be a watchdog if its leading analysts and news framers face no public sanctions when they disrespect the truth or give credence to fringe ideologies?

Posted on: Jan 4, 2007, Source: WorkingForChange.com

It will be interesting to watch D.C.'s chickenhawk pundit class lecture a Marine veteran and Vietnam war hero about why we should not prevent a military escalation that troops on the ground say they don't want.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A list of the Democrats who are going to lead the fight for health care, fair trade and labor issues in the New Congress and the Democrats who will fight them.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com

D.C.'s "culture of corruption" has very little to do with lobbyist gifts and everything to do with the Big Money bribery that is today's campaign finance system.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2006, Source: In These Times

Voters in Connecticut in the end went for Joe Lieberman. But Ned Lamont's insurgent anti-war campaign was a step forward for progressive forces building for the future.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2006, Source: In These Times

The Dems have gotten used to kicking their party base in the face, and the situation is ready to explode. No matter what happens Tuesday, progressives are sure to shake things up in 2007.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2006, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Republicans are brazenly calling for indefinite deployments of huge troop forces in Iraq -- if only the press would come out and report it that way.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Ned Lamont's crushing defeat of Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut Senate primary shows that voters are hungry for change -- but Lieberman still fights for politics as usual.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Republicans running for re-election believe the American public will swallow another batch of lies and distortions about 9/11 -- but this time, Democrats are pushing back.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Montana candidate for US Senate stuck to his progressive guns and won the Democratic nomination in a landslide.

Posted on: May 21, 2006, Source: In These Times

In an excerpt from his book 'Hostile Takeover,' Sirota reveals how the same politicians who preach about the 'culture of life' are too addicted to health industry cash to care about people who can't afford to see a doctor.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It doesn't take much digging to see that despite a rise in corporate profits, ordinary workers aren't getting their fair share.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

"Free Trade" myths laid bare.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: In These Times

The Democrats' policy of doing nothing as the Republican Party keeps tripping over itself is a recipe for continued political failure and irrelevance.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2005, Source: Huffington Post

Washington is nothing more than a bordello -- where politicians are the prostitutes, lobbyists are the customers, and the door spins faster as the two switch places.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source: In These Times

The Katrina catastrophe proves that conservatives' tax-cut zealotry has left America vulnerable to disaster.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

The revelation of Deep Throat is a reminder of the moribund state of investigative journalism; ironically, it's the career path of Watergate hero Bob Woodward that provides the parallel.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In considering Rob Portman's nomination to the position of trade representative, the Senate will have a unique opportunity to seriously analyze where America's trade policy has gone wrong.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2004, Source: The Nation

The Democratic Leadership Council's addiction to contributions from Philip Morris, Texaco, and Merck is proof enough that its "centrism" is really a naked corporate agenda.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2004, Source: The American Prospect

Encrypted within the 2004 election map is the Democrats' road map to political divinity. It is time for the party's centrists to make way for the economic populists who racked up wins on Nov. 2.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2004, Source: The American Prospect

The vice president desperately wants to hide his embarrassing national security record.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2004, Source: The Progress Report

A new, grisly milestone in Iraq: 1,000 American soldiers dead.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2004, Source: Washington Monthly

John Kerry understood before most in Washington the important links between illegal banking and terrorism.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2004, Source: In These Times

Misleader-in-chief George Bush is blaming 'intelligence failure' for hyping the threat posed by Iraq. But the evidence shows that the president is lying once again.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2004, Source: The Progress Report

Cheney hasn't been telling the truth about his involvement in giving sweetheart deals in Iraq to his former employer, Halliburton.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2004, Source: In These Times

Straight from the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up file, the five congressional votes that everyone in America should know about.

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