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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thousands of jobs pointlessly taken out of the job market for two weeks. Hundreds of millions in lost fees at a time when the government should be pinching pennies and maximizing revenue. What are the two […]
There really aren’t any political figures that look like winners coming out of the debt ceiling debacle – there are just losers, and those who look less bad. As I said in my last post on the subject, the GOP […]
I see a lot of op-eds in local papers where independents and centrist/moderate types decry how low and extreme our politics have become, but I think this may be the first one I’ve seen from a High Schooler. It’s a […]
Some interesting polling data from the New York Times, showing that the trend is moving towards a majority of GOP voters being supportive of either civil unions, or gay marriage, suggesting that this may not be as […]
Anyone who thinks the Obama people are stupid are fooling themselves. Several years ago they saw the threat of a Jon Huntsman candidacy and appear to have nakedly attempted to mitigate it by hiring him to be our […]
Bravo to the Project on Government Oversight for catching this.
Open government groups have been frustrated with the Obama administration, after promising campaign rhetoric and some early moves by the President […]
National Journal, who you should be reading anyway, has a wonderful piece talking about the decline of the center. Even given the choice of all I wrote in the last week, I’d recommend this one if I had one to […]
In my latest post on over at WNYC’s Its a Free Country, I talk about how disappointing the conference of independents was, that I flew halfway across the country to see.
I was expecting a conference… an event […]
One of the reasons I started this blog was because TMV, which used to be far and away my favorite blog, took a hard left turn…
Which is one of the reasons I very seldom blog at that site anymore.
I don’t know what happened to him. I haven’t really blogged as much there as a I used to partly because of folks like Kathy Kattenburg. It become to much like Dailk Kos and if I wanted that, I’d just go to Daily Kos.
There is a ton of interesting data in this poll that Damon Eris, blogger at Poli-Tea, pointed me towards yesterday. Among them nearly half of the American people think that the democrats are too liberal AND nearly […]
Salon.com, not a source I generally give much attention to, has done something that is unfortunately quite remarkable for a liberal or conservative media outlet. They’re not just spouting partisan vomit about No […]
I wrote a post for the NPR station in New York City, talking about why I’m heading out to New York City for the launch of the new political organization No Labels. After that was posted (coincidentally… the […]
A local station in Maine has a nice piece on one of the more viable independents running for statewide office this year, Eliot Culter of Maine. Culter is running for Governor, and has a political history that many […]
Washington Watch, a fantastic watchdog organization, has shown the hypocrisy between the talking points of selling the individual mandate, which Obama actually campaigned against when running for president, and […]
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 […]