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"Great source for other links in the great center uprising."
-- Annie Gottlieb, AmbivaBlog, February 24, 2005

originally posted 2004; last updated April 2014

25 Great Radical Centrist
Political Blogs

I. INTRODUCTORY NOTE FROM EDITOR MARK SATIN

Hundreds of blogs are radical middle in orientation now -- it may be the fastest-growing category of instant Internet political commentary!  (By "radical middle" I mean you listen to & genuinely learn from all political perspectives, and USE your learnings to address our fundamental socio-economic problems in creative new ways.)  The blogs we've linked to below strike me as not only radical middle but as unusually

- original,
- thoughtful,
- guileless,
- information-rich, and / or
- smart.

II. THE LIVE TWENTY-FIVE

Althouse -- from Ann Althouse, law professor at the University of Wisconsin

AmbivaBlog -- from Annie Gottlieb, author of Do You Believe in Magic?: The Second Coming of the Sixties Generation

Another Opinion -- from Paul Hosse, long-time Louisville KY community & political activist

A View from the Radical Middle -- from Per Kurowski, former Executive Director of the World Bank for Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela

Beams and Struts -- from seven "hungry brains and thirsty souls"

Centrist Project blog -- from Charles Wheelan, author of The Centrist Manifesto, and others

Citizen Jane Politics -- from Patricia Murphy, former Capitol Hill reporter

Daniel W. Drezner -- from Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Demos blog -- from Demos, Britain's "leading cross-party think tank"

Dish -- from Andrew Sullivan, former editor of The New Republic

Gruntled Center -- from William (Beau) Weston, self-described "sociology professor . . . AND married father of three"

James Fallows blog -- from James Fallows, founding chair of the New America Foundation

John Avlon: Published Work -- from John Avlon, author of Independent Nation

Matt Miller's Blog -- from Matthew Miller, author of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

Moderate Voice -- from Joe Gandelman, former San Diego Union staff writer

Moderate Voters -- from Gary Butts, a Southern California voter

New America Blogs -- a gathering of blogs from New America Foundation's projects

Passport -- from staff writers at Foreign Policy magazine

Political Animal -- from staff writers at The Washington Monthly

Radical Centrism -- from Ernest Prabhakar, open source products manager at Apple

Radical Middle Newsletter -- from Mark Satin, author of Radical Middle: The Politics We Need Now

Right Democrat -- from a Democrat who claims that "for too long both parties have ignored the concerns of working and middle class Americans"

Ta-Nehisi Coates Blog -- from Ta-Nehisi Coates, former Village Voice staff writer & author of The Beautiful Struggle

Village Square -- a forum for dialogue

Washington Note -- from Steve Clemons, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation

III. STILL NOT SATISFIED?

See our list of over 250 Great Radical Centrist Groups and Organizations.

ABOUT THE RADICAL MIDDLE CONCEPT

WHY "Radical Middle"?

WIKIPEDIA Weighs In

50 Thinkers and Activists DESCRIBE the Radical Middle

50 Best Radical Middle BOOKS of the '00s

GREAT RADICAL MIDDLE  GROUPS AND BLOGS:

Over 250 Great Radical Centrist GROUPS and  Organizations

25 Great Radical Centrist BLOGS

SOME PRIOR RADICAL MIDDLE INITIATIVES:

Generational Equity and Communitarian platforms 1990s

First U.S. Green Party gatherings, 1987 - 1990

Green Party's "Ten Key Values" statement, 1984

New World Alliance, 1979 - 1983

PDF of  the Alliance's "Transformation Platform," 1981

SOME PRIOR  WRITINGS BY MARK SATIN:

New Options Newsletter, 1984-1992 (includes back issue PDFs!)

New Age Politics: Healing Self and Society, 1976,  1978 (includes 1976 text PDF!)

OTHER
PRIOR   RADICAL MIDDLE TEXTS:

50 Best "Third Way" Books of the 1990s

25 Best "Transformational" Books of the 1980s

25 Best "New Age Politics" Books of the 1970s

NOT JUST RADICAL MIDDLE:

10 Best U.S. Political NOVELS

50 Current Political IDEOLOGIES

50 Current Political  MANIFESTOS