07 Aug 2017

After a few years dormant, we are re-launching and putting out an open call to centrist & moderate voices across America to join our open community. Help us build a network of people who will put their money where their mouths are to build a network of centrists & moderates across the nation, aimed at seeing our views fairly represented in Washington again, fighting corruption and reforming our democracy.   Our Ce...

27 Jul 2011

Having given up cable several years ago, and only missing it a few times since, I realize I'm not exactly in the majority when it comes to politics-obsessed people. But news was really most of the reason I had cable, and as time went on I realized that much of the "news" I was getting on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News wasn't really news.Between segments that might feed you a bit of actual unspun, educational information about the g...

27 Jul 2011

Something struck me while reading a post on over at Teagan Goddard's Political Wire. After talking about how negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders had broken down, Goddard commented that it wasn't so much surprising that the talks broke down, but more that so many thought a significant compromise deal "was even possible".How sad is it that the American peoples' supposed representatives that we've sen...

29 May 2011

coffee party not for centrists and moderates
(originally published at a now-closed moderate blog, where I wrote for a time before launching the precursor to this site)For some centrists and moderates, the development of the new 'Coffee Party USA' organization seemed like a godsend in response to the more extreme elements in the Tea Party movement. At first, I thought that this could be the grassroots movement I’d been waiting for – one that actually included centrist i...

11 May 2011

centrist pundit John Avlon being interviewed by Solomon Kleinsmith in 2012
Solomon interviewing centrist pundit John Avlon at the 2012 conventions. There aren't too many strident centrists in the world of political punditry. Some mislabel those who strive toward journalistic integrity as being centrist, but that's just being nonpartisan.To be clear, I'm not criticizing being nonpartisan - we need genuine journalism much more than we need centrist punditry, but when I see things like this it hearte...

19 Mar 2011

My main and essentially only interest in politics is arguing for a new political party to replace one or both of the Democratic and Republican parties. In my opinion, something better is possible but it is unlikely to come from either party.The nature of the two political parties is human nature: Who has real power and influence in the Democratic and Republican parties? Outsiders and newcomers? Life-long insiders, hard core ...

06 Mar 2011

There is a tidal wave of Latino voters that will be entering the electorate in coming years, and this could be an opportunity for the center to grow even more. The size of this coming tide really is astonishing.From The Atlantic: Of Latinos under age 18 living in the United States, 93 percent are citizens and a half-million of those will reach the legal voting age each year for the next 20 years, said officials of the National...

04 Mar 2011

This is a insanely long post... but well worth the read. The issue of Top Two "Choke Point" Primary rules, which are being pushed by organizations like CAIVN and IndependentVoting.org are a major and direct threat to the possibility that the center of the American electorate will be able to form an opposition in coming years. The following is a nearly picture perfect example of how those that are pushing Top Two rules are more t...

04 Mar 2011

We're seeing a lot of talk about people saying the next generation may be the first in a long time that has it worse off than the one before it. I'm not sure if that is going to be the case or not, but the last two generations have certainly made political decisions that are setting up the next generation for a much tougher time than they had to deal with economically.I wrote about this at length in one of my recent posts at W...