November 12, 2005

Anchor Rising Turns One!

Carroll Andrew Morse

When Justin, Marc, Don and myself started blogging together a year ago, we weren’t exactly sure where we were going, but we were sure we’d be able to find worthwhile topics -- topics not receiving the attention they deserved -- to discuss.

Almost coincident with our one-year anniversary, evidence appeared that our supposition was correct. A Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam article in the Weekly Standard laid out a program for a new domestic conservatism. One issue of prominence was healthcare. Here are a few snippets of their thoughts on healthcare…

Republicans need to deliver a market-friendly health care reform, and simply the current hodgepodge of command-and-control and laissez-faire….

For instance, Mitt Romney has proposed in Massachusetts that health insurance be made universal by making it mandatory….

More important, severing health care coverage from employment will eliminate the gaps in coverage that occur when workers move from one job to the next. Workers will no longer be shacked to jobs they despise, thus offering a tremendous boon to productivity.

A very similar discussion via e-mail between myself and one Mister Justin Katz was a precursor to the creation of Anchor Rising. Here's Justin discussing healtcare, over a year ago, at Dust in the Light...
Our system "combines the compassion of raw capitalism with the efficiency of bureaucratic socialism”….

“Rather, mandatory, private, health Insurance – ‘universal coverage in exchange for universal responsibility.’" That, it seems to me, might be the American way to create a universal health plan….

Employees might benefit from companies' newfound need to develop other ways to attract and keep employees, once risking temporary unemployment is no longer to risk one's life.

Rest assured, here at Anchor Rising, we will continue to bring you tomorrow’s solutions to today’s problems!

On a more personal note, let me add that I am proud to have been able to contribute to the civic discussion of this past year through my association with my Anchor Rising co-bloggers.

Comments, although monitored, are not necessarily representative of the views Anchor Rising's contributors or approved by them. We reserve the right to delete or modify comments for any reason.

Congrats. I am a RI Republican, and while I don't always agree with your viwepoints, I appreciate them. You have put together a great group blog. I hope that one year from now I am able to wish you a happy second birthday.

One bit of constructive critisism, if I may be so bold. I think you shouldn't show more than three paragraphs of one post on the front page. Post a jump link after those three paragraphs and those with an interest in reading the remaining paragraphs can click the jump and read away.

Thanks gentleman, great blog.

Posted by: Yacker at November 12, 2005 5:53 PM

Happy Anniversary to everyone at Anchor Rising. Keep up the great work.

Posted by: rightri at November 12, 2005 10:19 PM

Happy anniversary! Thanks for bringing the latest from Rhode Island to the entire nation, and for bravely delivering the "conservative response" to the "state of the state" presented by Democrats and RINOs on a daily basis. I wish you continued success.

Posted by: AuH2ORepublican at November 14, 2005 7:52 PM

Oh, and if I can add my two cents, I like the fact that the entire post can be read without having to click on anything else, so I'd vote against Yacker's suggestion.

Posted by: AuH2ORepublican at November 14, 2005 7:53 PM