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David Sirota

Author Bios

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.


News and Features

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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