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 · September 26, 2014
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Features · September 19, 2014
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Features · September 13, 2014
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Features · September 5, 2014
How U.S. Corporations Skip Out on Their Tax Bill
Microsoft is avoiding paying billions in taxes—and it's not the only one. MORE
Features · August 29, 2014
Obama’s Blacklist Includes More Than Just Terrorists
The government is putting journalists' calls 'on hold' ... permanently. MORE
Features · August 22, 2014
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Features · August 15, 2014
Made in the U.S.A.?
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Features · August 8, 2014
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Despite recent claims by Hillary Clinton constituents that she aligns with Elizabeth Warren, a look at her track record proves otherwise. MORE
Features · August 1, 2014
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Features · July 25, 2014