David Dayen

Journalist (California)
A contributing writer to Salon with a weekly column in The Fiscal Times. Work appears on numerous other outlets.

Links: @ddayen | Link to bio | (Current as of: July 28, 2015)

David Dayen has been writing about politics since 2004, first as a blogger and then as a freelance journalist. He is a contributing writer to Salon.com, and also writes for The New Republic, The American Prospect, The Guardian (UK), Politico, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Democracy Journal, Pacific Standard, and more. He has been a guest on MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Current TV, Russia Today, NPR, Pacifica Radio and Air America Radio.

He has contributed to two anthology books, one about the Wisconsin labor uprising and one on the fight over the Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress. He lives in Los Angeles, where prior to writing about politics he had a 15-year career as a television producer and editor.


News Story

Unsanitized: Poor People Endure Multidimensional Hazards to Access Crisis Relief

David Dayen
American Prospect, The
May 18, 2020
So the poor have it coming at them from all sides. Creditors and predators are after the one-time payments. They endure numerous indignities to get boosted unemployment and only a little over half of them have been successful so far.

News Story

Hate Your Shady Landlord? Here’s Something to Celebrate

David Dayen
August 23, 2017
Cities across America are taking steps to help low-income people get lawyers to fight eviction in court.


The Education Department Is Failing Students Who Got Defrauded

David Dayen
Fiscal Times
July 24, 2015
So far, just a handful of students have seen their loans forgiven, despite a supposedly streamlined process in the Corinthian scandal. Many students are being left out.

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