In general I feel the biggest unfilled demand opportunity in news coverage today is bridging the gap between policy and political news. The long term mission of this blog is to hopefully fill that hope a little bit, in an entertaining way. Ben Franklin famously said, "honesty is the best policy", yet when it comes to actual policy debates, honesty usually results in defeat with the public..I'd like to help change that.
And naturally it's an election year, so I'll be posting about pure politics from time to time as well.
A little about me: I'm a tail-end Gen-X'er. I am a Philadelphian through and through - born here, raised here, living here, and will probably die here.
Politically, I'm left-of-center on most issues, but enjoy a good honest substantive debate. I enjoy reading principled conservatives like David Frum, Bruce Bartlett, George Will, and Reihan Salan almost as much as my favorite progressive writers. I'm tolerant of almost all views as long as they aren't steeped in ignorance or dishonesty
So anyway, I hope you enjoy reading this blog and continue visiting the site. I will be posting much more frequently soon.