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 May 2011

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 pretty good one too, as you can see from the quotes here: I’m not expecting Republicans and Democrats to suddenly share similar ideals. I do, however, believe that compromise is possible and, more importantly, despera...

22 Feb 2011

There are assuredly a whole slew of lessons to be learned from the ongoing mess in Wisconsin, but one of the bigger ones is we just can't trust either party with power anymore.Just a few short years ago we gave George W. Bush and the republican party near total control of Washington and we got record spending, a series of tax cuts we couldn't afford and a long list of foreign policy mistakes that we'll be dealing with for gene...

23 Jan 2011

One can argue that given our current situation the two party system has some real failings, despite our advantages. There is real discontent with both parties. This suggests some sort of problem. Reasonable questions include asking how and why we got here. Although there are multiple reasons, three major factors keep coming up: Special interest money, rigid political and religious ideology and self-interest before public interes...