David Sirota

David Sirota is a Denver-based journalist whose reporting focuses on politics and pop culture. He is a contributor to Salon.com, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column and has also been published in (among others) The Washington Post, The New York Times, Harper's and The Nation. He is the bestselling author of "Hostile Takeover" (2006), "The Uprising" (2008) and "Back to Our Future" (2011). Sirota has been a guest on The Colbert Report, Bill Moyers Journal, and Last Call with Carson Daly and he appears periodically on CNN and MSNBC. Contact him at ds [at] davidsirota.com.

David Sirota’s Dispatches

  1. The Defense Industry's Grand Bargain

    A report by David Sirota, 12:54 p.m. November, 9 2013

    Or, how we agreed to cut Pentagon spending and export the bombs.

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  2. Heads Wall Street Wins, Tails Retirees Lose

    A report by David Sirota, 11:17 p.m. October, 28 2013

    If lobbyists limit outcomes to those that serve their interests, they've already won.

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  3. Huge Number, Tiny Punishment

    A report by David Sirota, 12:34 p.m. October, 21 2013

    The government's "record penalty" is little more than a speeding ticket for JP Morgan Chase.

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  4. A Not-So-Mighty Wind

    A report by David Sirota, 12:27 p.m. October, 17 2013

    A recent 24 hour period says everything about the maddening politics of energy in America.

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  5. Hostage-Taking In The Classroom

    A report by David Sirota, 5:50 p.m. October, 11 2013

    A generation of youngsters held hostage by pinstriped corporate executives, foundation officers and local school board officials.

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  6. Obamacare: The Gift To Insurers That Will Keep on Giving

    A report by David Sirota, 10:50 a.m. October, 2 2013

    Few in D.C. bother to mention that Obamacare really isn't designed with patients, most employers or even healthcare in mind.

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  7. Apple Gives Security The Finger

    A report by David Sirota, 1:31 p.m. September, 23 2013

    My fingerprint is my passport, identity theft me.

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  8. The Commando In The Mirror

    A report by David Sirota, 11:45 a.m. September, 17 2013

    It's time for Americans to reject our alluring gun fantasy.

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  9. Bloomberg's Racist Swan Song

    A report by David Sirota, 10:35 a.m. September, 9 2013

    Play it again, Mike.

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  10. Syria: An Epic Tornado of Bullshit Assumptions

    A report by David Sirota, 12:14 p.m. September, 5 2013

    Carrying Dorothy, Toto and the rest of us away to a militaristic Land of Oz.

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