All Things Democrat is a partisan site in the U.S. for Democrats and others who support Democratic Party ideals and principles. Our bloggers provide smart analysis and opinion on the latest political news, issues and hot topics of interest to Dems.
ATD was founded in 2006 by Doug Marquardt, a progressive Democrat from Wisconsin, with a mission to share important information with Dems and support the online liberal and progressive community. As a site for Democrats, we are continuously attacked by the right and, sadly, by some on the far left. We make no apologies to either side for supporting Democrats. We believe the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party are best for the majority of Americans. Like most Democrats, our writers and readers are an incredibly diverse group with a wide range of opinions. Democrats are hawks and doves, members of the armed forces and the peace movement, pro-choice and pro-life, religious and non-believers, business owners and labor, straight and LGBT, and multi-racial. Unlike many on the right, we celebrate our diversity.
If you’re easily offended by colorful language, this blog is not for you. Much of the writing in this blog is in response to the vicious, hyperbolic attacks by RWNJs against Democrats and our President. The current teabag/Republican/libertarian party (bought and paid-for by the radical Koch brothers) is overflowing with racist, homophobic, women-hating “angry white guys” (as Lindsey Graham put it). We try to respond to their hateful rhetoric with the same level of vitriol and disrespect that they give to us and our President. Sadly, we have a long way to go to get down to their level, but we’ll keep working at it.
The site is run by a talented team of volunteers from all walks of life. In addition to the blog, we’ve added a variety of useful resources over the years, including:
- Jobs4Dems.com, a new jobs board created for the 2014 campaigns and other jobs for Democrats.
- Original series, including Election Reports, Vetting Democrats, Stupid Conservative Quotes and the Republican War on Women
- A comprehensive, categorized Links database of lefty sites.
- A Custom Search of the over 300+ links in our Links database (no unwanted right-wing results).
- Headline feeds from trusted news sources, top liberal and progressive blogs, issue-based sites and official party sites.
- New Video galleries from official party orgs and issues-based orgs (see header menu).
- Freebies (or widgets) to add content to lefty blogs.
- Important U.S. Historical Documents in printable form.
All of these can be found in the site navigation menu in the header, with the exception of our Custom Search at the bottom-right of the header. Part of our ongoing mission is to support Dem-friendly bloggers by sharing their work with our readers, and providing useful resources to help them blog. We update our blogroll regularly. If you do not see a lefty blog that should be added to our blogroll, feel free to suggest it via our Contact page (U.S. sites, only).
We hope you enjoy this site as we carry out our mission to support Democrats. If you have suggestions for the site or story tips, please send us a note via our Contact page.
All Things Democrat is a PHP/MySQL application developed and maintained by Doug Marquardt. The blog portion of the site uses the WordPress engine, the Wordfence firewall, and the latest security hardening techniques. After 9 years on shared hosting, the long search for an affordable, managed VPS ended in early 2015. This site now lives on a managed VPS at KnownHost, the company with the best uptime in the industry, fantastic service, and at an unbeatable price. We can’t say enough about our experience with KnownHost. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your site’s hosting from shared hosting to a VPS, we strongly recommend giving KnownHost a try.