David Sirota, who graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1998, is at the center of the national debate about the future of the Democratic Party. As a political strategist, Sirota has helped populist Democrats win elections in some of the most conservative parts of America. As a writer, he has worked to expose how our government has been corrupted by Big Money.
Sirota has served as the press secretary for Independent Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, as the spokesman for the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Democrats, and as a fellow at the Center for American Progress. He most recently served as a senior strategist helping Brian Schweitzer become Montana’s first Democratic governor in sixteen years.
In addition to serving as a senior editor at In These Times, Sirota is a regular contributor to The Nation and The American Prospect,, he has been a guest on, among others, National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC and the Colbert Report. Additionally, his work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the Charlotte Observer.
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Charters' defenders like to position themselves as 21st century civil rights activists. But a Delaware lawsuit alleges that charters are actually worsening racial inequality in the state. MORE
Features · December 12, 2014
Wall Street to Workers: Give Us Your Retirement Savings and Stop Asking Questions
If you are a public school teacher in Kentucky, the state has a message for you: You have no right to know the details of the investments being made with your retirement savings. ... MORE
Working · December 5, 2014
Journalists Aren’t Covering Local Elections. Our Democracy Is Suffering Because of It.
What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it? Americans now know the answer: elections with lots of paid ads but little journalism, context or objective facts. MORE
Features · November 21, 2014
The Real Winner of the Midterms: Wall Street
The crop of newly elected politicians from last week's elections are likely to increase profits for banks while further cutting public sector workers' pensions. MORE
Features · November 14, 2014
Do the Midterms Spell a GOP Takeover in 2016? Not in the Slightest.
Tuesday's elections did not necessarily portend a huge swing to the right by the American people. MORE
Features · November 7, 2014
Why Does Scott Walker Think $7.25 Is a Living Wage?
Under pressure to raise his state's minimum wage, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker confidently declared that there was no need to do so. Low-wage workers had filed a complaint charging that the state'... MORE
Working · October 31, 2014
So the Battle Over Legalization Has Come Down to This: A Duel Between Weed and Booze
Drug reformers say marijuana is a far less harmful substance than alcohol—and are willing to go "hit for shot" to prove it. MORE
Features · October 24, 2014
Fracking to Cure Breast Cancer
Why is the Susan G. Komen Foundation partnering with a major fossil fuels company? MORE
Features · October 17, 2014
Big Brother Is Watching You—Through Your Metadata
Your personal information may seem to be anonymous, but it isn't. MORE
Features · October 9, 2014
Economic Inequality is Much Worse Than Most Americans Believe
According to a recent study, most of us severely underestimate just how bad the gap between the rich and the rest of us have gotten. MORE
Features · October 3, 2014