Saturday, August 30, 2008

Kicking It Off

This is the budding version of a blog that shall embody the new Turn Left, a distinctively old Internet liberalism community that harkens back to the olden days of 1995.

I know. Ancient, right?

Seriously, in Web terms, this group of politics junkies is pretty damn old. Essentially, a bunch of us who met through Turn Left and used to post on its wild, free-wheeling forums kept in touch when the site went AWOL around the turn of the century. We formed a mailing list, and then our own forum, which has given us a place to yammer on in our spare time, as well as attract a whole new generation of red-eyed neo-conservatives to spew garbage in our back yard. (Some of them are OK, though, really.)

There's more to come soon once we get our members in action and ducks in a row. But this project will be in the fledgling phase for a while. As it matures, hopefully a clear mission will rise to the surface - likely it will be about first-and-foremost about liberalism (which transcends elections and national borders) which would be very much in the tradition of the original TL. But we plan to touch on a lot of angles on the way.

In the meantime, thanks to Mike Silverman, the original founder and owner of, not just for making this new endeavor possible, but for bringing us all together in the first place.