Dante Atkins was a classics major at UCLA before deciding that politics suited him better than academics. Dante started blogging at DailyKos as "hekebolos" in 2004 and currently serves as a frontpage author at Calitics. Dante is very involved in the California Democratic Party, where he is an elected delegate. He also serves on the CDP Platform Committee, and co-authored a new platform plank that affirms the Party's support of net neutrality and bloggers' rights. Dante works with The Pollux Group, a firm specializing in qualitative research and online marketing strategies. Dante spends his free time obsessing over spiders.