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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.


  • Politics October 27, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    The attempt to fashion a distinct Democratic identity was temporarily halted when Elaine Kamarck and William Galston published a self-serving call for Democrats to move to the "center." But nearly every Senate Democrat voted for a raise in the minimum wage, a clear move exclusive to the party.

    David Sirota

  • Politics October 13, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    While Rahm Emanuel sticks with a "stay-the-course" approach, despite polls that show Americans want out of Iraq, Carl Levin becames the latest high-level leader to make a compelling argument for withdrawal.

    David Sirota

  • Congress September 29, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    Three senators caved and supported the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. as Supreme Court Chief Justice. But one lawmaker, banking on the public's cynicism of the oil industry, wants to tax its windfall profits.

    David Sirota

  • Labor August 25, 2005

    Timid Democrats, Muscular Unions

    A dozen Democrats are feeling timid about opposing Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., while a score of unions and grassroots organizations are showing muscle against CAFTA.

    David Sirota

  • Campaigns and Elections August 12, 2005

    The Resurgence of Movement Politics

    David Sirota calls progressives to action with a plan for a grassroots movement that unites fragmented factions.

    David Sirota

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  • July 28, 2005

    Challenging Rove

    Democrats, led by Rep. John Tierney, joined in sending a letter to Bush demanding he revoke Rove's security clearance.

    David Sirota

  • Politics June 29, 2005

    Reviewing the Estate Tax

    Two states recently restored the estate tax to fund critical middle-class programs.

    David Sirota

  • June 23, 2005

    Reviewing the Patriot Act

    Senate Dems defending privacy rights move toward the majority, while their opponents stay in the minority.

    David Sirota

  • June 9, 2005

    Time for an Exit Strategy

    House members calling for an Iraq exit strategy move toward the majority as their opponents stay in the minority.

    David Sirota

  • Lobbying May 26, 2005

    Minority/Majority

    Friends of predatory lenders stay in the minority, while foes move toward the majority.

    David Sirota