As per tradition, I mark my birthday by renewing my call to lower the alcohol drinking age to eighteen, if not doing away with it altogether. One of these years I’m going to get around to a full-blown discussion as to what the facts and consequences surrounding the drinking age issue are.
But I want to briefly talk about something else. I’ve been lurking around on Daily Kos for awhile now (maybe since sometime in mid- or late-2008) and it’s great. But I never signed up for an account there, in part because the posts are too rapid-fire and long for me to be able to keep up. But recently I’ve discovered another, even more liberal blog, Open Left. Open Left reflects my liberal political views and strong desire to take out centrist Democrats, and there’s less posting so it’s easier to keep up with. I’ve visited there a few times but I finally created an account (liberalmaverick) early this morning. My first post, on the issue of a primary challenge to Senator Arlen Specter, can be seen here.
I hope to contribute to the discussions at Open Left for a long time. I encourage everyone to follow the discussions of their interest on this incisive and intellectually stimulating blog.