Commonwealth National Podcast

Markos Zuniga: Dailykos.com (6/2/2006)

Duration: 
1:07:15

Markos Zuniga, Founder and Editor, DailyKos.com; Author, Crashing The Gate: NetRoots, Grassroots, and The Rise of People-Powered Politics
In conversation with Greg Dalton, Chief Operating Officer of The Commonwealth Club.

One of the most popular political bloggers in America is calling for a re-democratization of politics in America. Markos will lay bare how ineffective, incompetent, and antiquated the Democratic Party establishment has become, and how it has failed to adapt and respond to new realities and challenges. Of course his sharpest knifre will go for the jugular of Republican ideologues who are now running our country. As the antidote to old-school politics as usual, Markos hails a new movement-the netroots, the grassroots, the unorthodox labor unions and the maverick big donors, all fueled by advances in technology and a hunger for a more authentic and populist democracy.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on June 2, 2006.