Welcome to the Polite Liberal
A few ground rules:
(1) For the most part, I'll focus on policy and not politics. There are many, many other blogs that follow the mechanics of our country's incessant political campaigning better than I ever could (or would want to).
(2) I'll adopt an unusual convention and always refer to political figures formally: Mr. Bush, Ms. Clinton, and so forth. I'm hoping that this will force a slighly formal tone on the site, and avoid name-calling.
(3) Because the Democratic Party is enormously fragmented, I'm sure many liberals will disagree with my depiction of a "typical liberal viewpoint." So be it; where disagreements occur I'll try to mention them.
(4) Rude emails and comments will be periodically mocked. Positions won't be.
I'll start tomorrow.