Welcome to California Blue Dog
This site is for centrist Californians who are drawn to the intersection of politics, policy and press, but repelled by the rampant lack of civility, common sense and open-minded dialogue involving our elected officials, policy makers and the news media.
This site was created out of a growing frustration at how the fringes of each political party dominate policy discussion, especially in the media. Emotional rants and rhetoric make great press. But they do little to foster solutions and compromise. So if you feel like you want to engage civil discourse, feel free to join in the discussion and make Cal Blue Dog your sanctuary.
The CalBlueDog blogger is Stevan Allen, a Central Valley Democrat who grew up in Modesto, the son of independent-thinking Republicans. He has spent his 24-year career working in and around journalism, communications, public policy and politics. The views expressed here are his alone, and may or may not be related to issues or projects he is currently working on in Sacramento.