The Lever, formerly known as The Daily Poster, is a reader-supported investigative news outlet that holds accountable the people and corporations manipulating the levers of power. The organization was founded in 2020 by award-winning journalist David Sirota, an Oscar-nominated writer who served as the presidential campaign speechwriter for Bernie Sanders.
The Lever’s reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events focus on politics, business and corruption — and how money shapes and distorts economic and environmental policy.
We believe a functioning democracy requires a vibrant independent media and aggressive reporting, rather than corporate media promoting propaganda.
We believe fearless subscriber-supported journalism can create leverage that forces politicians and corporations to fulfill their promises.
To paraphrase Archimedes: We believe that with a strong enough lever, we can help move the world.
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Founder/Editor In Chief: David Sirota
Managing Editor: Joel Warner
Senior Editor/Reporter: Andrew Perez
Associate Editor: Aditi Ramaswami
Reporter: Julia Rock
Reporter: Matthew Cunningham-Cook
Tech Consultant: Ryan Singel
Designer: Rick Griffith