David Sirota's been writing so much for Salon recently that we thought we'd just go ahead and make it official: He's a contributing writer now, and will be updating his blog here throughout the week.
We're thrilled. David patrols a distinct -- and classic Salon -- intersection of politcs and culture; for those of us who obsess as mightily about movies as we do the great political debates, he's a trusted voice. I like to think his Denver outpost gives him a better view of the whole country, without the distractions of the West Coast cause du jour or the myopia of the East Coast chattering class. It lets him see issues that other blinkered peers miss, as when he raised questions about the wild -- and wildly hyped -- response to the death of Osama bin Laden (a monster post, which many are still talking about).