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David Sirota

David Sirota is a journalist, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist, and radio host. His weekly column is based at The Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Portland Oregonian, and The Seattle Times and now appears in newspapers with a combined daily circulation of more than 1.6 million readers. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine and The Nation and hosts an award-winning daily talk show on Denver’s Clear Channel affiliate, KKZN-AM760. He is a senior editor at In These Times magazine and a Huffington Post contributor and appears periodically on CNN, The Colbert Report, PBS, and NPR. He received a degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Denver with his wife, Emily, son Isaac, and his dog, Monty.


  • Media February 24, 2011

    Back to Our Future

    Long before Sarah Palin, pop culture of the 1980s valorized “going rogue.” Americans are still paying the price.

    David Sirota

  • Business June 5, 2008

    Dilberts of the World, Unite!

    Can a populist uprising flourish in a sector traditionally hostile to collective action?

    David Sirota

  • Globalization May 21, 2007

    Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying

    The American labor movement must guard the interests of those it represents--even if it makes people in power uncomfortable.

    David Sirota

  • Congress November 14, 2006

    Wanted: A Real Leader

    Steny Hoyer spouts Beltway conventional wisdom no matter what the cost to his party; Jack Murtha has the potential to help revise our national security and economic priorities. Is there really a choice here?

    David Sirota

  • Politics June 8, 2006

    Mr. Obama Goes to Washington

    Barack Obama talks a great progressive game. But his record so far shows he has a proven ability to mix charisma with deference to the establishment.

    David Sirota

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  • Lobbying January 12, 2006

    Newt’s New Con

    No voice rings as hollow as Newt Gingrich's on the GOP culture of corruption. Incredibly, the media are swallowing his story.

    David Sirota

  • Politics December 21, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    While the Democratic Leadership Council issued a report advising Democrats to behave more like Republicans, Senator Russ Feingold has transcended party lines, forging a large, bipartisan coalition to revise the Patriot Act to better protect Americans' civil liberties.

    David Sirota

  • Politics December 8, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    The Democratic Leadership Council purports to speak for Democrats, yet still employs former Christian Coalition official Marshall Wittmann to parrot dishonest right-wing talking points about the war. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi joins Representative Jack Murtha to demand withdrawal from Iraq.

    David Sirota

  • Politics November 23, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    While Steny Hoyer seeks to "make himself the first contact for K Street," Nancy Pelosi and George Miller are pressing forward with their crackdown on lobbying and ethics abuses.

    David Sirota

  • Politics November 10, 2005

    Majority/Minority

    Joe Biden buoys up Samuel Alito's nomination by tamping down speculation of a filibuster. But California's George Miller convinced the President to revoke an executive order that would undermine prevailing Gulf Coast wages.

    David Sirota