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We've gathered together some of the best writers on Dailykos (but not frontpagers) to cull through all the content that is created each week and package it in an entertaining and informative read.
With TGOSWR you can stay caught up on the stories that are important and why we're following them.
Join me below the fold and I will introduce you to our writers!
Asinus Asinum Fricat is the Daily Kos blog name of French-born Patric Juillet. He is the author of The Patric Juillet Cookbook and a number of eBooks on food and ecology. He lives in the west of Ireland with his partner, Barbara, and their three daughters, and is busy writing the next two volumes of his maybe-autobiographical trilogy, Memoirs of a Sardine Lover.
“ask” hails from the northern fringes of Europe and was previously a union chair in his native land. He’s been an expat for the last 25 years working for international organizations.
Steve Bracken, with roots deep in the Yorkshire mills and coalfields as the son of a union organizer, moved to the U.S. in 2005. Settled in Oklahoma with wife Jodie and three stepchildren, he is frequently starved of intelligible conversation by the Ocean of Red lapping against the front door of his adopted home, a problem partly alleviated by blogging as “twigg.” He also rides in long-distance motorcycle rallies, noting that it’s one way to visit friendlier states.
Kevin J. Getty has been writing since he was four years old.
Sometimes what he scribbles about is of interest to humans; sometimes it isn't.
Susan Grigsby is a young senior who spent time in the commercial property/casualty insurance industry before seeing the light and setting off on 12 years of travel throughout the United States. Now retired, she lives in the high desert of Southern California with far too many cats, from where she blogs on Daily Kos as “Susan from 29.”
Bill Harnsberger is an Eagle Scout. When not doing such things as attempting to get innocent bystanders to take part in spontaneous Glee-like production numbers in the middle of busy intersections, he writes his Daily Kos column “Cheers and Jeers” as “Bill in Portland Maine” (now in its 9th year). He has managed to travel from his Ohio birthplace via stops in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Saginaw, Michigan, to his current residence in Portland, on the stern and rugged rockbound coast of Maine, where he lives with his partner, Michael.
Eric Lewis draws funny pictures for such as The New Yorker, his hometown magazine, and the Environmental Defense Fund. At least two cartoons are famous -- the Guggenheim Museum owns the original art for one, and Jon Stewart read another to his audience on The Daily Show. Eric posts “Animal Nuz” every Saturday at Daily Kos as “ericlewis0.”
Jeffrey Lieber is a TV VIP whose credits include Lost, Necessary Roughness and Miami Medical. He’s also a blogger, good-guy family man and prodigious producer of typos [his term]. Originally from Chicago, he finds winters much warmer in Venice, California..
Dennis Mersereau lives in North Carolina and attends college in Alabama, majoring in political science with a minor in meteorology. He plans to teach, which he’s done at Daily Kos since 2009, where as “weatherdude” he’s educated thousands of readers in the fine points of scary weather.
Madison Paige was a pioneer in producing media-rich websites when the Internet was still mostly words. Her PPPTV.org will launch next year as the country's first completely non-commercial, audience participatory, collaborative production studio focused on high quality, enriching television entertainment for worldwide audiences. She blogs at Daily Kos as “mdmslle” and on her blog .
“Militarytracy” is married to an active-duty career soldier who was deployed to Iraq in the spring of 2003. Nothing made sense, there were no WMDs, nobody gets back the same soldier that they send to war, and she was furious. So she followed her GOTVing grandmother’s example of political involvement; blogging gave her connections to others seeking policy solutions. One of her two children is disabled, and regular fighting with his for-profit insurer has opened her eyes about shortcomings in the health industry.
Over the course of a checkered career, Merrill Barnes, Managing Editor, has written and edited for books, blogs, websites and newspapers. She now knows that you can take the girl out of the newsroom but you can’t take the newsroom out of the girl. She’s also been a Wall Street banker, a caterer and an extra on The Guiding Light, not necessarily in that order.
Me, I'm the publisher. I am the production department and get to pull the allnighters putting this thing together.
When we are up to full speed we plan to have 18 contributors to each issue.
We're heading into our third issue, out on Saturday. We hope you'll grab a copy and find a comfy chair and get caught up. You can find the magazine under tgoswr in the Newsstand.
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