David Sirota, The Guardian

David Sirota

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Past articles by David:

The Democrats think centrism will re-elect Biden. That’s a dangerous assumption

The party has settled on a new playbook: shifting right and hoping demoralized voters are repulsed by Republicans → Read More

SVB Chief Pressed Lawmakers To Weaken Bank Risk Regs

Collapsed bank’s president told Congress “enhanced prudential standards” should be lifted “given the low risk profile of our activities.” → Read More

Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment

The train derailment came after Norfolk Southern helped convince government officials to repeal brake rules and lobbyists watered down safety regulations. → Read More

State Officials Warned Buttigieg About Airline Mess

Before the holiday travel nightmare, attorneys general begged the Transportation Secretary and Congress to crack down. → Read More

Are Democrats messing up their midterm messaging? Our panel responds

Democrats have come under fire from critics like Bernie Sanders, who say the party isn’t focusing enough on the economy. Is that right? → Read More

Dems Barely Messaging On Economic Issues

Republicans are spending Democrats into the ground on economic issues and inflation. → Read More

We need to be told the true climate cost of Schumer and Manchin’s pipeline side deal

Democrats hailed the Inflation Reduction Act as a climate crisis victory – so why the secrecy over an oil and gas pipelines bill? → Read More

Biden Is Helping Fossil Fuel Donors Weaken His Clean Water Rule

In backing Joe Manchin’s “permitting reform,” the president could undermine his own EPA initiative. → Read More

Billions in ‘dark money’ is influencing US politics. We need disclosure laws

A donor secretly transferred $1.6bn to a Republican political group. Because of America’s lax laws, the donation was never disclosed in any public record or database → Read More

It’s time for Democrats to fear their own voters

Republican politicians fear their base, while Democratic politicians don’t. That’s why we are in this mess → Read More

Prepare for a McCarthy-era crackdowns on pro-choice protesters

Conservatives and corporate media pundits want to use a Red Scare statute to arrest people demonstrating against the looming anti-abortion victory → Read More

Biden isn’t serious about forgiving student debt. ‘Means-testing’ is a con

The Biden administration’s proposal is cynicism masquerading as populism — and it will enrage everyone and hurt the Democrats’ electoral chances → Read More

Amazon Gets Huge Contract Despite Biden’s Union Pledge

The president promised to halt federal contracts to union busters — but the deal was just re-awarded to Amazon while the company was crushing a union drive. → Read More

Americans believe nothing is getting better. Biden feeds that disillusionment

As his poll numbers crater, Biden appears to be offering no course correction. He still hasn’t signed a stack of potentially wildly popular executive orders on matters ranging from debt cancellation to drug pricing → Read More

Six Things They’re Not Telling You About Inflation

In the Great Inflation Scare of 2021, the corporate media isn’t reporting the full story. → Read More

Democrats are pushing tax breaks for the rich. They’ll cry when voters punish them

No wonder a new survey shows that nearly two thirds of Americans see the party as ‘out of touch’ → Read More

If Americans can’t have basic things like childcare, our democracy is a sham

Corporate influence and corruption defines American politics. No wonder most think the country is headed in the wrong direction → Read More

The 2009 financial crisis taught us hard lessons. Have Democrats learned them?

The political meltdown of a decade ago crushed faith in hope and change, and led to Maga and mayhem → Read More

Merck wants Americans to pay $712 for a Covid drug that taxpayers helped develop

The drug in question only costs $17.74 to produce. Unfortunately, this type of behaviour is widespread in US pharma → Read More

Big Pharma has a powerful new shill, Kyrsten Sinema, fighting drug price reform

In the 2020 election cycle, pharmaceutical political action committees suddenly funneled more money to her than they did the whole six years she served in the US House → Read More