Tag: A Weblog of Centrist Voices in American Politics
Centerfield is a blog hosted by the Centrist Coalition, a group of moderates who describe themselves as "to the right on economic and fiscal matters, but to the left on cultural issues such as abortion, gay rights, and church-state separation." If Bill Clinton was a "third way" Democrat, they seem like third-way Republicans, embracing 1960s fiscal policy and Log Cabin social values. Their intent is to avoid partisanism, but the blog tends support moderate GOP positions--but ones that aren't afraid of critiquing the hard right. Still, one feels it's a critique from within the same house. I'm always on the look out for readable conservative blogs, and this is a pretty good one.
Trenchant quote: "I just read [Seymour] Hersh's latest article. There are some grim things there that seem all too likely to be true.
"But another thing that bothers me is that Hersh's making some very serious charges with Drudge's level of credibility. This is a very serious matter, and it's a national tragedy that Hersh - and his editors - felt the need for so much wishful thinking and stretching of his sources. It's ironic that the article appears right below the word 'FACT.'"