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. David Dayen has been writing about politics since 2004. He spent three years writing for the FireDogLake News Desk; he's also written for The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, Salon, Democracy Journal, Pacific Standard, The National Memo and The Washington Independent, as well as multiple well-trafficked progressive blogs and websites. His work has been cited by the LA Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and he has been a guest on MSNBC, Al Jazeera English, Current TV, Russia Today, NPR, Pacifica Radio and Air America Radio. He has contributed to two anthology books, on the Wisconsin uprising and the fight over SOPA in Congress. He lives in Los Angeles, where prior to writing about politics he had a 17-year career as a television producer and editor.