Ben Buchwalter


In politics, we often assume that to take two steps forward on a particular issue, you must take one step back. This step backwards often falls under the guise of compromise, but more often than not, it is driven by the old guard’s political muscle or other government establishment strongholds.

This blog argues that in the next four years, with Barack Obama in the White House and democratic majorities in the House and Senate, we have a unique opportunity as a nation to take three steps forward on important domestic and international issues. The United States can begin to promote peace across the world and become a world leader on renewable energy. We can provide universal healthcare and maintain a living wage without running our economy into the ground. And we can do all of these things without ceding important goals to conservatives or Washington’s old guard.

My name is Ben Buchwalter.  I graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Political Science and a concentration in Africana studies in 2008. I grew up in Seattle, WA and Whitefish, MT and lived in Philadelphia and New York City after graduation. I currently live in San Francisco. Contact me at


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Why is it that comments are “moderated”? Who moderates them? What are people scared of?

Comment by chuckbuchie

Good question. That’s a little weird. It makes me approve everyone’s first post so that the blog doesn’t get spam. I’ll check the settings to see if I can take that off.

Fixed. Posting won’t be held for moderation. Thanks for the tip!

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