David Sirota

David Sirota appears in the following:

US Attorney Preet Bharara Continues to Probe the Cuomo Administration

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A look at U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's investigation into contracts awarded as part of Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion economic development plan.

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Christie Associate Expected to Plead Guilty for Role In Bridgegate

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bloomberg reported former Christie ally and alleged Bridgegate conspirator David Wildstein will be the first shoe to drop in the investigation. 

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Why New Jersey Settled a Big Oil Spill Case for Only $250M

Monday, March 02, 2015

New Jersey settled a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil. Debbie Mans of NY/NJ Baykeeper & David Sirota of the IBTimes explain why politics might have encouraged the low settlement.

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New Jersey Pensions Change

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bob Grady resigned as NJ State Pension Fund overseer. David Sirota and Dan Primack discuss why.


Are NJ's New, Riskier, 'Alternative Investments' a Good Idea?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Jersey is putting more pension money into private companies, real estate and hedge funds.

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Will Fast, Cheap Internet Ever Come to New York?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In his latest column, David Sirota, author and columnist with The International Business Times, profiles a fight in Tennessee over plans to make super-fast Internet cheaper and more accessible. He talks about the battle with Comcast, the proposed merger with Time Warner, and what it may mean for New York.

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How Widespread Is Pay-to-Play in NJ?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

An investigation by the website Pando Daily shows possible widespread violations of state and federal pay-to-play laws in New Jersey.

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Alcohol vs. Marijuana

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Talking about marijuana, President Obama recently said “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Denver-based journalist David Sirota talks about the connection between alcohol and marijuana and how alcohol played a role in the campaign to legalize marijuana .


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“The Only Game in Town”

Thursday, August 23, 2012

David Sirota, contributing writer for Harper’s, talks about his article “The Only Game in Town.” He argues that after so many newspapers have gone out of business, the lack of competition means the newspapers left in some markets to have unprecedented influence—but they're not chasing scoops in the same way, they're cutting back on investigative journalism and legal vetting, and they end up supporting the business agenda of their owners. “The Only Game in Town” appears in the September issue of Harper’s magazine.

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Backstory: Hollywood & The Pentagon

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Hollywood and the Pentagon have a long history of cooperation. On today’s Backstory segment David Sirota, a journalist radio host and author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now, examines how the Department of Defense leans on major studios to change their scripts in ways that promote militarism.

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Always the 80s

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

David Sirota, radio show host and author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now, talks about the continuing influence of the Reagan years.

Sirota thinks that the 1980s are hard to sum up in a few keywords or simple phrase. Can you characterize the decade?!

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Where are All the Democrats Going?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

As Democrats in Denver prepare for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech tonight and the end of the convention, journalist/columnist David Sirota discusses where the Democratic Party is heading. We find out how Obama and the Democratic Party have become competitive in states that have been solidly Republican in recent ...

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