David Sirota is a political journalist, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper columnist and bestselling author. He got his start in politics as the spokesman for Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders, then helped elect Brian Schweitzer governor of Montana, and then served as a top aide to Ned Lamont in Connecticutâ€™s 2006 senate race. Now a full-time journalist, he is now widely known for his reporting on political corruption, globalization and working-class economic issues. The New York Times has called him a "populist rabble-rouser" with a "take-no-prisoners mind-set," while the Philadelphia Daily News labeled him "a progressive powerhouse." His weekly Creators Syndicate column appears in newspapers with a comb ined daily circulation of more than 1.6 million readers. That includes, among others, the Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times and Idaho Statesman.