Over at The Radical Middle, Mark Satin has rather quietly put forward 12-point platform for creative-centrist organizing.
Satin's proposals are on their face impressively bold, though they'll be familiar to his readers. They include: a flat tax (with a sizeable exemption of $20,000 for singles, $40,000 for a family of four); a national service draft; universal health care via subsidized private insurance; universal parental counseling (!) and preschool; personal "stakeholder accounts" from birth; and so forth.
For now, I'll refrain from my desire to comment on the particulars of his proposals - certainly, readers of this site may want to check them out. Instead, I'd like to ask a simple question: does this dramatic platform effectively challenge the image of centrism as mushy and unprincipled, as Satin argues?
Talk amongst yourselves.