Which arm of the political war do you fight from?

I don’t subscribe to the trend of seeing politics as neo-tribalism. The direction we’re heading toward will not end well, if we allow our political system to calcify into strict ideologies, crafted not to govern, but to earn donations and set-up seven-second soundbites.

Personally, I believe in liberalism, that the state, as an extension of society, has an obligation to protect those who cannot protect themselves and to ensure that all are given an equal opportunity to succeed. I’m a firm believer in Keynesian economics, as there’s zero long-term data to support the efficacy of the Austrian school. And I support a strong national defense and diplomatically-led, engaged foreign policy (the former is pragmatism, the latter optimism that leadership through positive example will make the world a better place).