A new journal of perspectives on public affairs has been launched by three friends who reside on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.The founders, John Briggs, Matt Daley and David Montgomery,believe that despite the political divisions we all face, there is still room for rational thought and open discussion about even the most divisive topics.
The journal is available on the web, at www.chesob.org, and there is no cost to view or subscribe. New issues of the journal appear biweekly (on Tuesdays) with one lead article and two sections of shorter material – “Worth Reading” and “News and Comment”. Articles are written by thoughtful external contributors as well as by the three founders. Readers are invited to comment on the articles and to carry on a conversation about the issues. Content will vary with the interests of columnists and the news of the day. Some issues will deal with economic controversies, including tax policy, international trade, and environmental and energy policy. Others will deal with social issues: gender, crime, marriage and the family to name a few.
Politics will be a frequent topic, sometimes dealing with particular candidates and legislative proposals, at other times with broader issues such as civility, free speech, religious freedom, and persecution. Experts on national defense and foreign policy will contribute.