December 1, 2008 -
President-elect Barack Obama has drawn considerable heat from critics on his political left like David Sirota for choices about who will lead his new administration. In contrast to his message of change, they argue, Obama's Cabinet and other staff picks have had a decidedly centrist and establishment cast, from keeping Robert Gates at the Department of Defense to installing Timothy Geithner at the Treasury Department.
October 17, 2005 -
David Sirota has a thought-provoking new piece out today about progressives and electoral politics. It's a good read and covers a lot of ground -- check it out.
August 15, 2005 -
Blogging will be light over the next couple days as I head off to Seattle for the Progressive Legislative Action Network conference. It promises to be a great event, challenging the right-wing dominance of state legislatures and building up a progressive alternative.
July 28, 2005 -
Since CAFTA passed the House by just one vote this morning -- 217-215 -- you can point to any one of the "ayes" as the "deciding vote." But as we predicted yesterday, the most gripping drama was in the South, where enough Southern Reps were big enough question marks that they could effectively extort dozens of
June 3, 2005 -
David Sirota has a good piece at The American Prospect that deflates the hot air of self-congratulation filling the media in the wake of Deep Throat's unveiling.
May 10, 2005 -
David Sirota points to a handy new site from Public Campaign, a money-in-politics watchdog: The DeLay Rankings.
May 6, 2005 -
The latest from David Sirota: