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...

16 Dec 2017

John Neely Kennedy
First in our new series aiming to highlight and commend partisan figures who rise above partisan pressure to do the right thing, our inaugural Transpartisan Trophy goes to Louisiana Republican Senator John Neely Kennedy, for fairly and directly highlighting the inadequate qualifications of a Trump court nominee.Kennedy's Transpartisan Trial for Peterson A great way to kick off this new series, there's a lot to like about th...

11 Dec 2017

Roy Moore's Broken Oath
Amending our Constitution is very difficult (as it should be), but 17 Amendments have been ratified since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791. Some of them are rather integral to our democracy, and valued across the political spectrum, but apparently Roy Moore thinks getting rid of all 17 would "eliminate many problems".Moore's Troubling Interview with Blight Wing Conspiracy Theorist A few years back, Roy Moore went on ...

06 Dec 2017

susan collins with capital dome
A couple days ago, centrists were disappointed to hear that center-right Republican Susan Collins ended up voting for the atrocious tax bill Republicans have been pushing for weeks. The reason she gave for voting that way has been shown to be an empty promise, so will she change her vote?Disappointing but Not Surprising on Taxation & Individual Mandate For weeks before the vote in question, Susan Collins had been public...

02 Dec 2017

centrist republican Susan Collins
The idea that a few independent centrists in the US Senate could block the worst legislation is a great medium-term goal for centrists, and would work under ideal situations. Ultimately though, we need more than just a few votes - especially if we want it to do more than be a 'Caucus of No'.The Centrist Fulcrum Strategy - Our Medium Term Goal I'd heard of the concept often now called the 'fulcrum strategy' before, but I bel...

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...

27 Oct 2017

FCC Changes to Local TV News It looks like Trump’s FCC will change ownership rules for local TV and media outlets.How do we look at this as a nation hoping for an informed public? I see three ways:This is inevitable. It seems scary. (However) There is opportunity.So, is it inevitable? Why does this move by the FCC make economic sense?Most TV news stations are moving digitally. The majority of the audienc...

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 ...