What is a Progressive?

Welcome to the first publication of the Observatorytower.  The blog will shine a light on political issues from a practical point of view.  Readers will receive posts on current events independent from corporate and right-wing media news outlets.  This blog will concentrate on the domestic and foreign policy of our federal government.

The Observatorytower is a Progressive blog.  A Progressive believes in the most effective use of public policy to run the government.  Sometimes the best public policy, especially on social issues, is to let citizens make their own decisions rather than the government.  A Progressive is more results oriented and less ideologically driven than Liberals and Conservatives.  I encourage feedback.  Our democracy deserves a dialogue, not monologue, among its citizens.