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Crashing the Gate in Chicago

By Amy Hart in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 11, 2006 2:40PM

2006_04_crashingthegate.jpgA couple of our favorite political bloggers, Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos and Jerome Armstrong of MyDD, will be in Chicago tomorrow evening to discuss their new book, Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics.

Crashing the Gate examines how political consultants are damaging the Democratic party by charging exorbitant rates to deliver substandard advice that alienates candidates from the voters, and how the internet is changing the political landscape by attempting to reinvigorate the party through grassroots involvement.

Although Chicagoist hasn't read much of the book yet, so far we have enjoyed the sharp writing style and reasoning behind calling upon progressive citizens to fight to get their party back on track before the Republicans are allowed to do even more damage to our government.

You can see Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Alexander on Wednesday, April 12:
5PM-7PM, Garrett Ripley's, 712 N. Clark Street
7:30 PM, La Mirage, 3223 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows