30 Jul 2010

Austin Bramwell, over at Frum Forum, makes a good point. While the Tea Party is certainly driving some energy into the Republican Party, it is also leading them towards long term disaster. He is referring to a must read post at the National Journal (sorry... link no longer works) that he finds some disagreement with. I disagree with Rauch’s conclusion that to win over conservative independents, the GOP will need to adopt broadl...

27 Jul 2010

What comes to mind when you think of the things that Massachussetts Senator John Kerry has in common with, say, a forty something forklift operator in Omaha, Nebraska? I doubt one of them is their buying habits, and how that effects our economy... but that is precisely what a recent article in the Boston Herald brought to mind for me.Just a handful of years ago, I was working full time in a warehouse, driving a forklift and pa...

26 Jul 2010

There has been quite a bit of chatter the last few days over how Republicans seem to be shooting themselves in the foot by tacking so far to the right. The fervor that is clearly favoring the right continues to lead most observers to predict big gains for the GOP, a probable takeover in the House and likely a comfortable enough margin in the Senate that the Democrats wont be able to peel off enough moderates to overcome filibust...

21 Jul 2010

This is one of the best descriptions of what is wrong with much of what passes for journalism today... that I've read in a while. I don't want to sample it too much, you really should just go read it. We have too much over-processed junk food available round the clock, and we are fat. We have too much over-sensationalized news available around the clock, and we are miserable. More importantly a giant chunk of us are incredibl...

08 Jul 2010

I was just thinking to myself just now that this is a great week to start a blog that will be tracking the rise of the center of American politics, with all that has been coming out about independents and centrists. But as I wrote that, it occurred to me that this isn't an abnormal week at all. Over the last few months, I've been digging around for high quality centrist and independent bloggers, columnists and organizations, si...

08 Jul 2010

centrist standing alone
Why Start a New Independent Centrist Blog? I launched Rise of the Center to try and debunk myths, fight back against extremism - ideological and otherwise - call out corruption wherever I see it and track the evolution of the emerging rise of the center of the American electorate, from center-right / moderate conservatives, centrist independents and center-left / moderate liberals. There are other centrist independents in the b...