What can you about Third Way that can possibly be more horrible than what they say about themselves?
Third Way represents Americans in the “vital center” — those who believe in pragmatic solutions and principled compromise, but who too often are ignored in Washington.They go on to inform us that they do not use (sniff!) "scholars" but are built around "policy teams" who create "high impact" written products and trainings in order to influence the debate.
Our mission is to advance moderate policy and political ideas. Our agenda includes: a series of grand economic bargains, a new approach to the climate crisis, progress on social issues like immigration reform, marriage for gay couples, tighter gun safety laws, and a credible alternative to neoconservative security policy.
I would advise them to employ actual scholars, perhaps physicists, to study the dynamics of why their written products "high impact" is so often such a big, fat thud and why their influence in debates is most often summed up as "You're kidding, right? We're the Democrats."