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.
The $165 Billion Question for Hillary Clinton
When 20 foreign governments gave billions to the Clinton Foundation, were they expecting—and did they receive—quid pro quo arms deals from the State Department? MORE
Features · May 29, 2015
Amtrak’s Spectrum Gap
The main reason for the derailment? Amtrak failed to acquire broadcast rights to send automatic safety communications. MORE
Features · May 22, 2015
Why Legal Weed Is the Future
Despite a confusing legal landscape, the marijuana economy keeps growing. MORE
Features · May 15, 2015
Chris Christie Is Facing Yet Another Investigation
At issue is whether Christie's officials have lined Wall Street's pockets with the retirement savings of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public sector workers. MORE
Features · May 8, 2015
In Defense of Hillary Clinton, Democrats Embrace ‘Citizens United’
Why are prominent Democrats suddenly championing the court ruling? MORE
Features · May 1, 2015
Cities and States Across the Country Are Paying Massive Secret Fees to Wall Street
Massive payouts to Wall Street are happening at the very moment politicians are demanding big cuts to retirees' pension benefits. MORE
Features · April 23, 2015
The Two Competing Visions for the Future of the Democratic Party
A change within the Democratic Party toward fairness and equality for the middle class has to start at the top. MORE
Features · April 2, 2015
The SEC’s Danger of Regulatory Capture
How the "cozying up" at the SEC is just another example of regulatory capture. MORE
Features · March 30, 2015
Why Did Gov. Chris Christie Settle New Jersey’s Pollution Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil?
One possible answer is simple: money—more specifically, campaign cash. MORE
Features · March 13, 2015
When It Comes to Pensions, Private Equity Funds Are Using Some Fuzzy Math
If we don't strengthen oversight over investments like private equity now, we could have a disaster on our hands in the not-so-distant future. MORE
Features · February 27, 2015