Founding Editors:
Stan Greenberg
Ruy Teixeira
Bill Galston
Managing Editor:
Ed Kilgore
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A Message from Managing Editor Ed Kilgore

The Democratic Strategist has three editorial goals--(1) to provide an explicitly and unapologetically partisan platform for the discussion of Democratic political strategy, (2) to insist upon greater use of data and greater reliance on empirical evidence in strategic thinking and (3) to act as a neutral forum and center of discussion for all sectors of the Democratic community.

As The Democratic Strategists' editorial philosophy states, the publication will be "proudly partisan, firmly and insistently based on facts and data and emphatically open to all sectors and currents of opinion within the Democratic community".

Sincerely Yours,
Ed Kilgore, Managing Editor



MANAGING EDITOR

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore has an extensive background in political analysis and communications and public policy at the federal and state levels, and in the Washington think tank world. He was formerly Vice President for Policy at the Democratic Leadership Council; Communications Director for U.S. Senator Sam Nunn; and a federal-state relations aide to three governors of his home state of Georgia.

Kilgore has published widely in political magazines; is a frequent guest on political radio and television programs; and is a well-known blogger, especially at his former site, NewDonkey.com.

He also served on the script and speechwriting team at the last five Democratic National Conventions. He holds an undergraduate degree from Emory University, and a law degree from the University of Georgia.


FOUNDING EDITORS

Stanley B. Greenberg

Stanley B. Greenberg is Co-Founder of Democracy Corps and Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. He has served as polling advisor to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada of Bolivia and their national campaigns. Greenberg was strategic advisor to the John Kerry for President campaign.

Greenberg is author of the new book, The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break it, published by St. Martin's Press, described by James Carville as "the most important book on American politics in my memory." Greenberg is also the author of Middle Class Dreams.

Ruy Teixeira

Ruy Teixeira is a Senior Fellow at both the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation, as well as a Fellow of the New Politics Institute. He has also held positions at the Economic Policy Institute, Brookings and the Progressive Policy Institute. He is the author or co-author of five books, including The Emerging Democratic Majority, America's Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters and The Disappearing American Voter, as well as hundreds of articles, both scholarly and popular. He also produces the nationally recognized political weblog, Donkey Rising.

Teixeira's book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, written with John Judis (Scribner, 2002), was the most widely-discussed political book of that year and generated praise across the political spectrum, from George Will on the right to E.J. Dionne on the left. It was selected as one of the best books of the year by The Economist magazine.

Teixeira's most recent writings include The Politics of Defintion (with John Halpin) and The Next Frontier: A New Study of Exurbia.

William Galston

William Galston (Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago) is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Brookings in 2006, he was Saul Stern Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. In the first two years of President Clinton's administration, Galston served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. He formerly taught at the University of Texas, Austin in the Government Department and served as Director of Economic and Social Programs at the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies in Washington DC. Other experience includes stints as issue director for Walter Mondale's presidential campaign (1982-1984) and as senior advisor to Albert Gore, Jr., in both his 1988 run for the Democratic presidential nomination and 2000 presidential campaign. His recent writings include Public Matters (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), The Practice of Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge, 2004), and "The Politics of Polarization" coauthored with Elaine C. Kamarck (Third Way, 2005).


THE DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST ADVISORY BOARD

Alan Abramowitz, Political scientist, Emory University

Michael Alvarez, Political scientist, California Institute of Technology

Jerome Armstrong, Founder, MyDD.com

Ron Asmus, Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund

Kenneth Baer, Founding editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Mark Blumenthal, Pollster and proprietor of MysteryPollster.com

Sidney Blumenthal, Columnist, Salon.com and the Guardian of London

Heather Booth, Activist, consultant, and founder of Citizen Action

Robert Borosage, Co-director, Campaign for America's Future

Chris Bowers, Political activist and blogger, MyDD.com

Maria Cardona, Principal, Dewey Square Group

Bill Carrick, Media consultant and political strategist

Andrei Cherny, Founding editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Tom Cosgrove, President, Cosgrove Group

Ivo Daalder, Senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Brad DeLong, Economist, University of California, Berkeley

Diane Feldman, President, Feldman Group

David Fenton, CEO, Fenton Communications

Anna Greenberg, Vice president, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Jacob Hacker, Political scientist, Yale University

Marty Kaplan, Associate Dean, USC Annenberg School of Communications

Michael Kazin, Historian, Georgetown University

Ed Kilgore, Vice president, Democratic Leadership Council

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners

George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, Berkeley

Joe Lockhart, Founding partner, Glover Park Group

Mike Lux, Founder, Progressive Strategies

Hal Malchow, President, MSHC Partners, Inc.

Jim Margolis, Senior partner, GMMB

Will Marshall, President and founder, Progressive Policy Institute

Mark Mellman, President and CEO, Mellman Group

John Mollenkopf, Political scientist and sociologist, CUNY Graduate Center

Guy Molyneux, Partner and senior VP, Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Minyon Moore, Principal, Dewey Square Group

Jonathan Nagler, Political scientist, New York University

Sam Popkin, Political scientist, University of California, San Diego

Steve Rosenthal, Co-founder, The Organizing Group

Jeremy Rosner, Senior vice president, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Mara Rudman, Senior partner, Quorum Strategies

Tom Schaller, Political scientist, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Theda Skocpol, Graduate school dean and political scientist, Harvard University

Paul Waldman, Senior fellow, Media Matters for America

Michael Whouley, Founder, Dewey Square Group

Bill Zimmerman, President, Zimmerman and Markman