Lifeless Labels

Tom Carter earned a spot on my blogroll with this post. It's a thoughtful essay about labeling people "liberal" or "conservative". He contends that he is neither and feels pigeon-holed by a false dichotomy. I know the feeling.

Welcome to the extreme center, Tom. We're tightrope walkers who have one end of the pole far to the left and the other far to the right. Are we balanced? Yes. Are we represented well? No.