Merkley would have a list of accomplishments a mile long. But he’s been stymied by the dysfunction of the Senate. So he’s trying to fix the rules.
Welcome to the Internet home of David Dayen. I am a contributing writer to Salon.com, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times. I have been writing about politics since 2004, first as a blogger and then as a freelance journalist. I also write for The New Republic, The American Prospect, Politico Magazine, The Guardian, Democracy Journal, Al Jazeera America, Pacific Standard, Naked Capitalism and many more. My work has been cited by the LA Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and I have been a guest on MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, NPR, Pacifica Radio and SiriusXM Radio. I have contributed to two anthology books, on the Wisconsin uprising and the fight over SOPA in Congress. I live in Los Angeles, where prior to writing about politics I had a 17-year career as a television producer and editor.