If everybody is thinking exactly alike then there are a whole bunch of people who are not thinking. - attributed to General George S. Patton
From the very beginning I have been concerned about the tight of focus in the blogs I have on my blog list. We all share a viewpoint a bit to the right of our country's electoral center-of-gravity. We all know the importance of packing our own parachutes and we live-and-breath personal responsibility.
The advantage living in a small puddle is comfort. The disadvantage of living in a small puddle is the risk of becoming too self-referential. Since the beginning I have been looking for a blogger who is a freckle to the left of me. I was looking for an author is articulate and who is honest enough to unequivocally state their values and the basic assumptions that serve as their launching pad.
I want to read about their thinking. I do not want to read a stale regurgitation of Robert Gibbs blaming George W. Bush.
This new guy publishes about one essay a week. It is well reasoned and substantial. You know where he is coming from. I find myself agreeing with about half of what he writes. Regarding the parts I do not agree with, the quality of his reasoning and writing can easily stand on their own.
And, in the event that I become a embarrassment to him personally, I promised to remove him from my blog roll any time he requested.