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David Sirota
David Sirota

David Sirota is the bestselling author of “Hostile Takeover” (Crown, 2006) and “Back to Our Future” (Ballantine, 2011) . He is a senior fellow at the...


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Knowing When to Walk Away

Bush reportedly suggested to Obama he might support an economic stimulus package and aid to struggling automakers if Democrats drop their opposition to a free-trade agreement with Colombia. Strange behavior? Yes and no.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


Only One Good Path for the Democrats: Go Big

Obama and the rest of the party should retire the Innocent Bystander Fable—the myth about being powerless onlookers.

Posted on Nov 6, 2008 READ MORE


Mandate ‘08: Reagan vs. FDR

John McCain and Barack Obama have made the race’s final weeks an ideological proxy war between two presidential icons who still loom larger than them: Ronald Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008 READ MORE



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McCain Banking on a Confederacy of Dunces

Is John McCain stupid, or does he believe we are? That’s the question as he criticizes Barack Obama for allegedly trying to “redistribute the wealth” with a plan to lower taxes on the middle class and raise them on the super-rich.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008 READ MORE


Signs of an Earthquake in Oregon

No Republican says aristocrat like Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon. And no Senate election could more intensely shift economic politics than his state’s.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008 READ MORE


It’s Henry Paulson’s Move

Is Henry Paulson a crony communist or a businessman? The answer could be the difference between economic disaster and recovery.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008 READ MORE


Saying ‘No Deal’ to This New Deal

The marriage of American capitalism and democracy has always been a Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee affair—stormy and erratic since its hasty wedding. But during the debate over a Wall Street bailout this week, we watched that matrimonial knot unwind into a tangled tale of terror.

Posted on Oct 2, 2008 READ MORE

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David Sirota
David Sirota

David Sirota is the bestselling author of “Hostile Takeover” (Crown, 2006) and “Back to Our Future” (Ballantine, 2011) . He is a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future and a board member of the Progressive States Network—both nonpartisan research organizations- and is the Senior Editor for Investigations at The International Business Times. Sirota has wriiten for The New York Times Magazine, Politico Magazine, Harper’s, Wired, Vice, The Nation and and has appeared on “The Colbert Report” and NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” . More information on David Sirota can be found on

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