It used to be the case that one could read one or two newspapers and feel reasonably well informed. That is no longer the case. The Washington Post and New York Times have become in large part feeding troughs for partisan lies from anonymous sources, the intention being to paralyze if not overthrow the present elected government. While it’s true that there are many fine online publications now available to substitute for the unreliable mainstream press, we’re not aware of any publication, web or printed, that is simultaneously focused on all of the following commitments:
- To support the present government in Washington — all three branches — but not uncritically;
- To recognize that the present Republican party is beyond repair and needs to be replaced by a new party, classical-liberal in orientation and with strong criteria of membership regarding major issues. In such a party, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins would have been expelled for their refusal to repeal Obamacare;
- To encourage the new party to assemble the best ideas and individuals now gathered separately under the banners of conservatism, libertarianism, nationalism, and the politically bankrupt Republican party;
- And to be a forum and repository for important scientific, cultural, and political news and promising, debate-worthy policy ideas.