New Dem website focuses on strategy

A group of Democratic operatives have launched a website, www.thedemocraticstrategist.org, to serve as an information clearinghouse for left-leaning policy.

The site is the brainchild of three high-powered Democratic activists: pollster Stan Greenberg, University of Maryland professor William Galston and Ruy Teixeira, a fellow at the Center for American Progress.

“If we had our druthers, it would help elevate the debate within the party,” Teixeira said. “We’re trying to not encourage factionalism but bring people together along common lines.”

The site has no official ties to the Democratic Party, “though we know which party we’re on the side of,” Teixeira said. Private donors are funding the nonprofit publication, which will feature blogging, discussion forums and articles by columnists.

Contributing writers include Donna Brazile, who managed the 2000 Gore-Lieberman campaign; Robert Borosage, co-director of Campaign for America’s Future; and blogger Jerome Armstrong.