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Daily Kos

Daily Kos

Daily Kos

Daily Kos

Daily Kos is an online community for liberal, progressive political discussion and activism. It is one of the largest liberal blogs on the internet and has been ranked in the Top 100 of all blogs on the Internet.

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As a political junkie and activist (admittedly with 2003 roots in the early years of Daily Kos), this is by far the best progressive podcast I’ve found (and there are many). It brings the incisive, progressive analysis and discussion that quells my anxiety and transforms it to reality-based motivation toward action amidst the nonstop rollercoaster that is our movement in the existential fight to save our democracy. Reading kos’s or Kerry’s posts were always insightful, and inspiring. But with the further depth of conversational podcast form, featuring heavy hitter progressive champion guests like Jeff Merkeley, Ted Lieu, and SO many others, discussing crucially pertinent topics like filibuster reform, court reform, bail reform, etc., it is truly next-level. Absolutely amazing and brilliant, I highly recommend!

"I AM WISE TO YOUR SNARKY WAYS." Superstar blogger Markos Moulitsas won’t let me near his house. Instead, he meets me at a Berkeley coffee shop. "When the Newsweek guy was there, he saw some workmen putting in my new plasma television and said something about it in the article." He has other examples: the Nightline crew who mocked him for wanting to buy a new piano, the writer for Time – OK, that was me – who called him "bug-eyed." As the founder and proprietor of Daily Kos, the nation’s most prominent political blog, Moulitsas has been the subject of intense media scrutiny for the past two years, and it’s made him touchy. (Source: www.wired.com)

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As a political junkie and activist (admittedly with 2003 roots in the early years of Daily Kos), this is by far the best progressive podcast I’ve found (and there are many). It brings the incisive, progressive analysis and discussion that quells my anxiety and transforms it to reality-based motivation toward action amidst the nonstop rollercoaster that is our movement in the existential fight to save our democracy. Reading kos’s or Kerry’s posts were always insightful, and inspiring. But with the further depth of conversational podcast form, featuring heavy hitter progressive champion guests like Jeff Merkeley, Ted Lieu, and SO many others, discussing crucially pertinent topics like filibuster reform, court reform, bail reform, etc., it is truly next-level. Absolutely amazing and brilliant, I highly recommend!

"I AM WISE TO YOUR SNARKY WAYS." Superstar blogger Markos Moulitsas won’t let me near his house. Instead, he meets me at a Berkeley coffee shop. "When the Newsweek guy was there, he saw some workmen putting in my new plasma television and said something about it in the article." He has other examples: the Nightline crew who mocked him for wanting to buy a new piano, the writer for Time – OK, that was me – who called him "bug-eyed." As the founder and proprietor of Daily Kos, the nation’s most prominent political blog, Moulitsas has been the subject of intense media scrutiny for the past two years, and it’s made him touchy. (Source: www.wired.com)

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And yet he’s leaving. While working on the mechanics of the sports blogs, he plans to embark next year on building real-world destinations for progressives and liberals throughout the Midwest, "cultural outposts" designed to attract thousands of like-minded liberals. "Each one of these would have a vast left-wing conspiracy component," he says, like leadership training or discussions on progressive issues. It’s big talk, even for a guy with an uncanny talent for bringing lonely, passionate people together online. The real world will be more challenging.As a political junkie and activist (admittedly with 2003 roots in the early years of Daily Kos), this is by far the best progressive podcast I’ve found (and there are many). It brings the incisive, progressive analysis and discussion that quells my anxiety and transforms it to reality-based motivation toward action amidst the nonstop rollercoaster that is our movement in the existential fight to save our democracy. Reading kos’s or Kerry’s posts were always insightful, and inspiring. But with the further depth of conversational podcast form, featuring heavy hitter progressive champion guests like Jeff Merkeley, Ted Lieu, and SO many others, discussing crucially pertinent topics like filibuster reform, court reform, bail reform, etc., it is truly next-level. Absolutely amazing and brilliant, I highly recommend!

Arizona will be a critical battleground on every possible level. We are still waiting on new maps in Arizona, but we are guaranteed competitive House seats and should have a chance at picking up the state legislature. Our guest Montserrat Arredondo of One Arizona, which worked with partner organizations to register over 250,000 new voters in the 2020 cycle. (Source: podcasts.apple.com)

News

In addition to being a blogging, news, and digital media platform, Daily Kos is a political organization. For instance, The New York Times reported that James Thompson, the April 2017 Democratic candidate for the vacant Kansas Fourth Congressional District (House) seat in Kansas, "was helped by nearly $150,000 from Daily Kos, [...] and some more modest contributions from a group aligned with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont". MOULITSAS MIGHT HAVE made a quiet segue to sports blogs and secular megachurches. But in August, something remarkable happened: Ned Lamont, a former town selectman from Greenwich, Connecticut, defeated US senator Joe Lieberman in that state’s Democratic primary. Lamont had been nearly unknown until liberal bloggers, led by Moulitsas, extolled Lamont for opposing the war in Iraq. Daily Kos made Lamont the conduit of antiwar, anti-Bush rage. Whether or not Lamont ever becomes a senator, his victory sealed the perception that Moulitsas is a leader of the new generation of "netroots" political operatives.

At that meeting of the New Democrat Network in DC, Moulitsas freely introduced his "media trainer," Joel Silberman. Now, the first rule of media training is: Nobody talks about media training. But the second rule of media training is: Once you are trained, talk to the media. During that critical Connecticut primary, Moulitsas announced a news blackout. To be fair, he insists that his cavalier attitude toward the press is a sign that he is, well, cavalier about the press. "Do you know how many interviews I turned down today?" Moulitsas asks. "ABC, NBC, Charlie Rose, McLaughlin Group, not to mention a bunch of radio. If I were into self-promotion, I would have said yes to all of them. I never resort to self-promotion. If you have a good product, people will come back." (Source: www.wired.com)

 

 

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