Markos Moulitsas Zuniga operates what is widely believed to be the most successful progressive blog in the short history of the medium. Daily Kos averages over 20 million page views per month.
He grew up in El Salvador until a civil war forced his family to flee to the United States. He joined the U.S. Army and, later, became a Democrat.
In an advertisement for his new book, Crashing the Gate, he's shown helping a group of people trying to pull a donkey to their side, by kicking it in the rear end.
He urged Democrats after their 2004 losses to "rely upon technology and embrace partisanship and confrontation."
He criticizes the Democratic Party for "standing around and waiting for the Republicans to implode."
During a book tour in the Twin Cities, he talked with All Things Considered host Tom Crann. The audio is an extended version.