Practical Politicking is not a typical political commentary and news site.
We are not the place to find confirmation for your bias, or the zinger to show your political opponents on social media how smart you are, and conversely how stupid you perceive them to be.
We’re outside that echo chamber, and we invite you to join us.
Our mission is to provide insightful, intelligent, thoughtful, well-researched writing that spans the entire ideological and political spectrum. Our hope is that our readers will engage in debate and discussion.
We aren’t interested in telling you what to think. We assume you’re perfectly capable of thinking for yourself, and more importantly, that you actually prefer to engage your brain before your mouth.
We do not expect everybody to agree, in fact we’d find that particularly counterproductive.
What we believe is extreme partisanship that lacks civility, critical thinking and compromise is not the way we collectively can correct the fundamental flaws in our political system.
So welcome to the new Practical Politicking – where politics is personal, not partisan.