Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The Yellow Line Version 2.0

As you may have noticed, The Yellow Line has just undergone a bit of a metamorphosis. Since we began, Joe and I have run TYL like the usual political blog with plenty of commentary on the day’s events, some personal notes and some great debates.

But it’s always those great debates, those new ideas that most excite us. One of the defining characteristics of Centrists is a profound desire to break free from the hardened paradigms of left and right. We believe there can be other solutions than what’s being offered by current politics. The trick is, finding and advancing those new ideas.

So we’ve invited some of our fellow bloggers to join us over here at The Yellow Line to help turn this site into a gathering place for new ideas from a Centrist perspective. All those we’ve invited on board have done excellent work seeking out and discussing topics and ideas that get little consideration from the mainstream media or from the legions of hard-right and hard-left bloggers.

Amba from Ambivablog, Dennis Sanders from The Moderate Republican, Jeremy Dibbell from Charging RINO and Jonathan Cortis from Thoughts of an American Centrist have all agreed to post on The Yellow Line whenever they have a new idea or underreported Centrist news story worth discussing. They will all continue their own excellent blogs uninterrupted but will join us at The Yellow Line anytime they have a post they think deserves greater attention and debate.

As for Joe and I, we too will focus more on posts that delve a little deeper into the issues of the day. Oh, I’m sure we’ll also throw in some less thought-intensive writings (if anyone remembers my coverage of the NBA Finals), but we hope with the additional contributors, The Yellow Line will become a vibrant idea-blog and a place for all people who reject rigid ideologies to visit and join in the debates.

The contributors here won’t always agree. But we will agree that most ideas deserve to be discussed—whether they come from the left, the right or somewhere in-between.

More soon…


At 12:19 PM, Blogger amba said...

That should be one word: IDEABLOG. :)

At 10:37 PM, Blogger gljunket said...

You're an awesome Crew! This post led me back to the Cortis post last May: Centrist Paradise? It hit the nail on the head for me. I'll be watching, and participating. I'm not in your blogging/writing league, but I'll step up to a farm team.

At 12:44 AM, Blogger amba said...

Link to the Centrist Paradise post, please? (Or maybe we can repost it here to kick things off . . .)

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Jonathan C said...

I'll repost it if Alan thinks its appropriate. I'm pretty sure that that was the type of "idea" post A&J were refrerring to, but I want to make sure it's what they had in mind before I'm the "first one in the pool."

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

Post it. It was a good piece. And someone's got to jump in first.

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you get the name "The Yellow Line"?


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