DAVID SIROTA is a political organizer and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist who has worked in state and national politics all over America. His first book,Hostile Takeover(2006), was aNew York Timesbestseller, and his column runs weekly in theDenver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, andSeattle Times, as well as in other newspapers. Sirota blogs at credoaction.com/sirota. He is a senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and the founder of the Progressive States Networkboth nonpartisan research institutions. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Monty. Visit DavidSirota.comSirota, David is the author of 'The Uprising' with ISBN 9780307395634 and ISBN 0307395634.