Simon Rosenberg of NDN, a progressive think tank and advocacy organization, holds a discussion about all things political in the changing landscape of 2008 with Markos Moulitsas, the founder of one of America's most influential blogs, Daily Kos.
Markos Moulitsas is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, America's largest online political community. His publications include the acclaimed Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics and Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era.
He is a frequent guest on cable news and shows like "Meet the Press" and "Real Time with Bill Maher," a weekly columnist for The Hill, and a former Newsweek contributing columnist.
Simon Rosenberg is president and founder of NDN, a leading progressive think tank and advocacy organization.
Rosenberg has worked in national politics and the media world for more than 20 years. He started his career in network television as a
writer and producer at ABC News for five years before working on the Dukakis and Clinton presidential campaigns. On the Clinton campaign, he was a member of the famous 1992 Clinton War Room.
After the campaign, Simon worked at the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Leadership Council and then started what is now NDN in 1996.
During his time at the helm of NDN and its predecessor organization the New Democrat Network, Simon has helped elect more than 50 new members to the Senate and House of Representatives and has been an influential champion of a new and more modern agenda for the nation, an innovator in helping progressives reach out to and communicate with Hispanic voters, and a leader in creating a 21st century progressive movement.
Simon is a member of the Aspen Institute's 2001 class of Henry Crown Fellows and served on the 2004 Democratic National Convention Platform Committee. He sits on the boards of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and the publication Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
Simon was recently named one of the 50 most powerful people in DC by GQ Magazine. A 1985 graduate of Tufts University, Simon and his family live in Washington, DC.
Simon Rosenberg, president of progressive think tank and advocacy organization NDN, discusses four predominant changes in the political landscape between the 20th and 21st centuries that are exciting for those working in left-of-center politics.
Daily Kos Founder Markos Moulitsas discusses the beginning days of Daily Kos and his 2003 prediction that Barack Obama would be the first black president, while mainstream media insisted that Hillary Clinton was the inevitable nominee.
He also lists numerous other instances in which the mainstream media has "gotten the facts wrong."
Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas discusses the change in media consumption patterns that has allowed blogs like his to flourish. He explains that people are no longer looking for experts to tell them what to believe but are actively seeking out the facts for themselves on the internet.