22 Nov 2017

banner for term limits post
The argument for term limits is one of those rare cases that you can accurately apply the label of 'transpartisan'. For as long as I can remember, since I began engaging in political activity in the late '90s, polls have shown a super-majority of US citizens - myself very much included - support this idea, but apparently scientific studies in recent years now lend objective, measurable credence to the old truism that 'power corr...

16 Oct 2017

quote of centrist Republican Susan Collins on why she decided to stay in the Senate
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The last decade has been a disaster for centrists and moderates. For every Angus King, Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, there has been a dozen Bernie Sanders' and Ted Cruz'. As the two major parties have abandoned us, the political center in the U.S. has been in disarray, having to start from scratch, without an organizational infrastructure like we used to have when we were still welcome in th...

16 Sep 2017

two-faced Trump is no independent
None of us can do much more than speculate over what President Trump's motivations were for siding with Democrats over the short term debt ceiling deal, but we can say that doing so doesn't magically make him an independent (much less a centrist), no matter how many absurd articles claim otherwise.Trump is a Nontraditional Republican - Not Centrist or Independent Donald Trump is as much of an independent centrist as water i...

12 Sep 2017

chart showing the tens of trillions in debt Bernie Sanders' single payer plan would add to the national debt
Left wing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set to release legislation based on his 'single payer', socialized healthcare plan soon, which means it's time to revisit the false claims he made about it during the his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton, and especially the huge gap between the reality of how much it would cost, and how much Sanders falsely claimed it would cost.   In line with Sanders' ...

24 Aug 2017

Trump's Wall to Growth We all remember candidate Trump's repeated claim that he would build a huge wall between the United States and Mexico. Most see that nonsense for what it is - throwing empty promises at a base to try and get their votes, but Trump went even further and claimed he'd get Mexico to pay for it.He's backtracked on that promise since then, equivocating in a number of ways to say that maybe Mexico won't pay ...

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...