Articles written by David Sirota

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 By David Sirota    Opinion    August 27, 2015 

Powerful message from an imperfect messenger

Earlier this month, billionaire Charles Koch had a surprising message: In a speech to his fellow conservatives, he said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Why is this surprising? Because the...

 
 By DAVID SIROTA    Opinion    January 1, 2015

How states are redistributing the wealth

In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama was lambasted for supposedly endorsing policies of wealth redistribution. The right feared that under an Obama presidency, Washington would use federal power to take money from some Americans and give it to...

 
 By David Sirota    Opinion    May 30, 2013

After Oklahoma disaster, give government thanks

Within hours of last week’s tornado disaster in Oklahoma, I (like many others) received emails from the President of the United States and my U.S. Senator. With impassioned language, they both claimed to care deeply about yet another community...

 
 By David Sirota    Opinion    April 25, 2013

Learning the value of silence

Can you hear yourself think? Can you manage more than bursts of confusion and anger? Can you feel your own humanity anymore? I’ll admit it — I’ve had trouble this week, too. After an explosion like the one in Boston, it is indeed hard to hear...