I’ve started writing a weekly web column for washingtonpost.com. I’ll be posting every Tuesday at noon. Here’s the first one. I welcome your comments.

I intend to feature independent and progressive thinking about politics, policies and activism–and engage the Right and "conservadems" in the battle of ideas. I look forward to challenging the limits of the insider/mainstream political conversation and reporting on what’s in the news, what’s not and what should be. I’ll expose obstacles to change and, at a time when so many are demoralized by our politics, I’ll propose ways to reinvigorate our democracy! I’ll also keep posting my blog at Editor’s Cut.

Check out my column every Tuesday at washingtonpost.com/opinions.