Kate is a journalist, columnist, author of or contributor to some three dozen books, and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, the Los Angeles View, and numerous other newspapers and magazines. She has covered elections from the local to the national stage. Beyond politics, she also covers technology and the Internet, law and crime, science and medicine, psychology and sociology, arts and entertainment and yes, even cooking/dining.
Calling herself a complete news junkie, Katharine devours no fewer than a dozen newspapers online from around the world each morning to give her a perspective which American-only news too often does not. “Every decent journalist knows that using only one source for information is a fool’s paradise. Today, with the corporate media choosing to focus far more on Brad and Angelina than on news that truly affects our lives, Americans need to go looking for information. A good news article, or blog posting should, at best, be your launch board to learn far more about any given subject. Use it to move forward, find differing opinions, check facts, and get the fullest perspective you can on topics that are vital to you.”
Ricky has written over a dozen short stories, a graphic novel (“Signifying God”), and is working on a screenplay with his brother about their grandfather’s journey to America and subsequent entry into WWII, as well as a full-length novel. He has been published online but has his fingers crossed for print.
Focusing primarily on speculative fiction, Ricky picked up blogging political commentary in January of 2006. Besides his work at All Things Democrat, he also runs the political blog Cause for Concern.
“And the drag queen angels are line dancing to “I Will Survive” on the head of every pin in the world. And they’re laughing. The angels understand the human condition. Ted Haggard does not.”
“Si, me gusta nadar y cultivar les plantas.”
What do you get when you give a proud liberal a conservative wife, and an eight hour day-five day a week desk job? You get Ken, (or bhfrik which stands for bald headed freak) running a blog to work off some steam. He might not be the best riter, or the mostest edumacated… but he is the neo conservative nightmare: a liberal with the facts.
Ralph is an award-winning writer and the author of The Strange Death of Liberal America, described by Midwest Book Review as “Part modern political history, part lamentation for the abandonment of the liberal ideal in which ‘government exists to keep the playing field level’, part cautionary tale of the social ills promoted by policies that increasingly favor the rich, the powerful, and the corporations over struggling ordinary citizens.” His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, In These Times and other publications.
“If we lose faith in the values of Liberal America we lose faith in ourselves, our institutions, and our country. If Liberal America dies, something vital dies with it.”
Doug is the founder and webmaster of All Things Democrat, which was initially opened in 2006 as a discussion forum. He later converted the site to a blog and assembled the great team of bloggers you see at All Things Democrat today. Although you’ll continue to see the occasional post from him, his main focus is now on the maintenance and promotion of the site.