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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Features · May 16, 2014
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