I suppose an explanation is in order regarding the content of this blog. My postings will tend to be political in nature, as political thoughts often consume my stream of consciousness. But I reserve the right to post about anything I think someone else may (or should) want to read.
I used to be a libertarian - I believed in very limited government, as derived from a certain understanding of individual liberty.
I am now a progressive - I now believe in a more active government, as derived from a certain understanding of general equities.
This evolution of ideology informs much of my thinking. It will no doubt come up in future posts.
I have not written much of anything to date largely due to the fact that no matter how small an issue may be, my brain will often find a way to tie that smaller issue to a bigger one. The bigger issue will in turn require a more rigorous and broad analysis that is impossible to achieve in a short piece. Thus faced with the prospect of writing a magnum opus or an imperfect blurb, I have opted to do nothing.
This blog is my attempt to overcome such paralysis and perhaps in the process provide a few compelling thoughts on some smaller issues along with a few cogent, albeit nascent, thoughts on some bigger issues. Along the way, I hope to illicit thoughtful feedback, particularly from those who disagree with me.
Which leads to what is perhaps the most important point of this endeavor: I believe in respectful debate and an open mind. While I will vigorously argue for my positions, I will do my best to avoid being nasty or intractable.
In short, I will try to keep my bias reasonable.