Stories by David Sirota

David Sirota is a best-selling author of the new book "Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now." He hosts the morning show on AM760 in Colorado. E-mail him at, follow him on Twitter @davidsirota or visit his website at subscribe to David Sirota's feed

Posted on: Aug 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

She is betting that few voters will notice the gap between her rhetoric and her own record.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What he really deserves, is a nation's thanks for exposing — and hopefully halting — the violations of civil liberties happening in our midst.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What is it going to take to make long-term human survival a bigger priority than gluttonous meat consumption?

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Colorado initiative would limit sprawl, charge fees for building in 'red zones.'

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Conservative ploy to slash public employee benefits runs into trouble when its own poll shows an unexpected reality.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Behind the facade, Christie is a Bush/Cheney-esque neoconservative promoting the old politics of division and ignorance.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Teachers' unions are not the reason America's schools are in trouble.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: Salon

New data proves conservatives and moguls are spending huge sums to turn schools into Wall Street profit centers.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: Hemispheres Magazine

An inside look at a booming—and potentially radioactive—new travel industry in the American Southwest

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: Salon

What your state legislators actually mean when they start throwing around the Orwellian phrase “pension reform."

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Pretending public pensions are the primary cause of state budget problems allows greedheads and ideologues to distract attention from their beloved corporate welfare.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: Salon

They didn't even have to form their own country. They just took over ours.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Then we need to take the necessary steps to start shedding that label for good.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Everyone's raving about the fast food chain's new commercial -- but watch more closely and it's rife with chicanery.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The job outlook for college grads is rather bleak, but it's even worse if you don't have a higher ed. degree.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The recent scandal ousting Florida's top education official shows the privatization movement is about profits.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2013, Source: Salon

In the nation's finance capital, a candidate talks about fighting inequality—voters are flocking to him.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: Salon

Why are cash-starved school districts sending public funds to Apple while laying off teachers? Follow the money.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The government officials, pundits and reporters who comprise Permanent Washington have derided Snowden and those who helped him disseminate his disclosures.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Salon

The NSA director embodies perjury and has mislead the nation.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Salon

After failing to stop Colorado from legalizing it, pot foes now want to criminalize drug images and media content.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: Salon

The recent IRS flap shows an obvious double standard in Washington's reactions to Bush era and Obama era misconduct.

Posted on: May 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new report suggests that adjusting our diet can slow global warming. Now let's see if our politics will let us

Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: Salon

What does it mean for guns and democracy?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a nation that often avoids acknowledging its own role in intensifying cycles of violence, the public got a taste of the truth.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: Salon

The identity of the person behind the Boston bombings will strongly affect our response.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

One of the world's largest news organizations, the Associated Press, made a humane decision.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2013, Source: Salon

Law enforcement agencies monitor our most basic acts. But try assigning them a watchdog and they resist with fury.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: Salon

One of the biggest enduring stories of the Iraq War has to be how little the debacle changed anything in the United States (or, arguably, in Iraq).

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: Salon

An international body immersed in one drug (alcohol) yet telling governments to outlaw an objectively less harmful drug (marijuana) is biting comedy.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: Salon

If Republicans want to pretend they're for less government, let's force them to get serious about it.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: Salon

If a movie features white people rescuing people of color from their plight, odds are high an Oscar will follow.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At a moment when we should be having a broader conversation about alternatives to permanent war, we've got politicians talking about how humane killing people by drones is.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: Salon

“Police state” is no longer a hyperbolic term, nor should it imply some fictional fantasy world. It is already here.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: Salon

From appointments of Lanny Breuer to Mary Jo White, the president has let big banks off the hook at every turn.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2013, Source: Salon

Objectivism is more young adult fantasy than political philosophy.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013, Source: Salon

Give President Obama a time machine and a wish list -- Republicans would still find reasons to try to stymie him

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The controversial fast-food chain now peddling half-truths about farms and animals in a book call 'Jolly Barnyard'.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: Salon

Have you noticed no one ever calls Joe Biden a Marxist? Just one of many double standards Obama faces regularly.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: Salon

A perfect storm is brewing in Colorado.