We've just launched a great new feature here at Western Democrat -- each state now has its own RSS feed. If you just want to track the posts about a single state, you can add our single-state RSS feed to your aggregator or feed-reader, and you're off and running.
Here they are:
...and for those who are wondering: Yes, they'll be appearing in the state feeds at LeftyBlogs.com.
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We're often asked about other Western States progressive blogs, and there's a couple of great resources out there (in addition to our blogroll over in the right-hand column).
For starters, there's a great blog aggregator for the Pacific Northwest (OR, WA, ID) called the Pacific NW Portal. They've got a couple hundred blogs listed and thirty blogs syndicated.
Also, I recently beta-launched LeftyBlogs.com - a blog aggregator for the entire country. In addition to state-by-state feeds (try CO, OR, NM, MT, and many more) there is also a Western Democrat feed that includes all the blogs that are on our blogroll here.
Check 'em out.
Well, all you Westerners (and friends of the West) have probably figured this out by now - but we've been adding contributors lately. The two latest newcomers are Jenny Greenleaf and Leo Brown. A brief introduction to each...
Jenny Greenleaf, a relative newcomer to politics, signed up as an active Democrat three years ago. Since that time, she's been on a mission to figure out how the Democratic Party works and then to revitalize and reform it. Fleeing a dot.bomb job and a 20-year career in high-tech, she became a full-time volunteer for Democrats in 2002, and has worked on several projects including volunteering on the 2002 and 2004 Coordinated Campaigns as well as the Dean campaign, organizing fundraisers, wrangling volunteers, and training precinct workers. She advocates for party simplification, for organizing around activists instead of Party positions, and for making politics more fun. Jenny was elected by the Democratic Party of Oregon to serve on the Democratic National Committee in December 2004.
Leo Brown is a graduate of the University of Utah and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in chemistry. He resides in La Jolla, California where he works in sales for a small software firm. He is a disaffected Republican, frequent behind-the-scenes contributor to One Thousand Reasons, and a big fan of Senator Harry Reid. He discovered Western Democrat while surfing the net and believes that its program provides the best hope that America and the Democratic Party can find its way out of the political wilderness.
We've also added photos and rounded out bios for the rest of us, over on the contributors page. Thanks for coming 'round and payin' a vist, folks!
Just a quick note to let y'all know that we've just added a handful more Western progressive blogs to the blogroll. We also re-organized a bit, to make it clearer which blogs are state-specific. Enjoy!
A minor item, but one we thought we'd point out: Over on the blog roll, we've now added a handful of blogs that are covering the 2008 presidential campaign already.
If there are any Western political blogs or other sites we should include, just drop a note in the comments and let us know. Thanks!
Here at WesternDemocrat.com, we're excited to announce that we've merged with Win The West, a blog started after the election by Emmett O'Connell. All of Emmett's posts over at WTW have been ported over here, your one-stop resource for the effort to turn the Democratic Party to the West.
So, welcome to WesternDemocrat.com. What's this all about?
It's time for the Democrats to recognize that the future of our party lies here in the West. To be successful, we must truly be a national party - and the greatest hope for expansion lies in the battleground states of Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. And, yes, perhaps even Montana, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
Even within Blue states like Oregon, Washington, and California, Democrats must look beyond the cities to the sagebrush, rangelands, and mountain country.
This site will tell stories of the West - and serve as a place to gather for conversation about a new Democratic Party, a Western Democratic Party.
There's not much here just yet, but just you wait. We've only just begun to fight.