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David Sirota

The Real Retirement Crisis

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

America's retirement crisis is as consequential as our healthcare crisis. We mustered the will to do the hard work of extending access to healthcare to all Americans. We must also meet a just and civilized standard for retirement, so that retirement is a time of security, not poverty.

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Anti-War Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism

Danny Postel | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Danny Postel

It's hard for me to share the peace movement's triumphalism. Yes, a US military attack was thwarted - good. But is that where the story ends?

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark, and Herding Stupid Insane Cats

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Dog-lovers will have to wait for their portion of that headline until the awards part of the column; but as for the cats, I was struck this week by a funny comment on an article I was reading on the continuing civil war within the Republican Party.

Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.

Matt Ferner

Sirota Moderates Discussion On Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.07.2013 | Denver

Political columnist and former Denver radio personality David Sirota is back in Denver moderating a panel on campaign finance reform in his first publ...

Popular Progressive Denver Talk Radio Host Leaves The Airwaves

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver

One of Denver's leading progressive radio voices has just left the airwaves. David Sirota released a statement Monday morning that he is no longer wor...

CNN Panelist: This Conversation Could Be Much Uglier

Posted 12.24.2012 | Media

Salon writer David Sirota appeared on Don Lemon's CNN show on Saturday to discuss that the majority of mass shooters in the United States have been wh...

Matt Ferner

Petition To Protect States With Legal Pot Hits Signature Goal In 2 Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.15.2012 | Denver

A petition that political columnist and KHOW talk-show host David Sirota filed through the Obama administration's "We the People" program on WhiteHous...

Mr. President, Protect States' Rights To Legal Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Denver

On Monday, politics columnist and KHOW talk-show host David Sirota, filed a petition through the Obama administration's "We the People" program on the...

As the TV Ad 'Air War' Escalates, Money Struts Struff

Danny Schechter | Posted 12.24.2012 | Media
Danny Schechter

As Americans prepare to go to the polls, the airwaves are littered with paid advertising of the crassest and most manipulative kind. Political issues ...

Who's Afraid Of Michael Bloomberg?

Salon | Posted 08.23.2012 | New York

By David Sirota This week, Harper’s magazine is publishing a report I’ve been working on for the better part of the last year. The piece looks ...

When Brownie Tells Us to Vote for Romney, What Will Sirota Say?

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On their new show, called the Rundown, will Michael Brown be telling listeners to vote for Romney, while David Sirota says both candidates are, as Ralph Nader liked to say, tweedle dee and tweedle dum?

GOP Partisans Overwhelm Democrats in Denver Media

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Whatever the reason, there's obviously a partisan commentator gap out there in the Denver media.

Should Elected Leaders Talk to All Journalists, Even Rabid Ones?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With the major media in decline, and more small outlets lining up along ideological lines, many people are less likely to hear from elected officials they disagree with.

Should We Ignore the Righty Talk-Radio Hosts in Our Own Back Yard?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Limbaugh hit a nerve last week, but Rush-like comments aren't uncommon from radio hosts in Colorado, too. Should the major media ignore them, given the tiny audiences (mostly) who listen?

The Other Trouble With 'Elites'

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

I'm definitely not naive enough to discount the role of profit, self-interest, etc., in others' motivations, but I believe that most people want what's best for others, even if we disagree on what it takes for that to happen.

The Grown-Up in the Room: DPS Board Candidate Emily Sirota

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Above all the din of the warring factions, one rational, knowledgeable voice continues to bring voters back to the reason the school board exists: doing what's best for the children and families of Denver.

Callers and Guests Sorely Missed at "Battle of Talk Show Hosts" event

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd expect to get plenty of meaninglessness from a two-hour event featuring 10 yappers skilled at yapping. How could a panel of 10 normal people converse intelligently in such a setting, much less 10 talk-radio hosts?

Both Sides Now: Weiner Dem Headache -- Medicare GOP Migraine? Who Is Jon... Huntsman?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgRon Reagan and Kellyanne Conway debate whether pols or voters should decide Weiner's fate and whether Ryan's Medicare Plan could give Dems back the House?

How Much Is Enough for Big Pharma?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Cliff Schecter

Nowhere is this greed more pervasive than among those companies responsible for the health of roughly 300 million of Americans: Big Pharma.

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

Deficit Commission Recs: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

These are money party recommendations from a Commission appointed by two money parties that survive on money to conjure votes through media expenditure in a money politics distorted framework.

Rep. Gutierrez on Rahm Endorsement: AFSCME President McEntee Is "Disgrace to the Labor Movement"

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

AFSCME President Gerry McEntee has endorsed former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. McEntee's words carry a lot of weight within the labor movement.

Among Denver Media, Post and (Believe It or Not) a Talk-Radio Show Had Most Primary Election Impact

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

This election season I've been floored by Caplis and Silverman's political impact, substance, and entertainment-value -- on a regular basis.