As It Ought To Be is a new progressive blog founded by Matt Gonzalez, who was a former San Francisco Supervisor, Green Party candidate for San Francisco Mayor in 2003 and Ralph Nader’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election.
This is a progressive blog which hopes to encourage thought and action related to contemporary political and cultural matters. It takes its name from the quotation below by Thomas Paine. The writers do not belong to a particular political party, nor are they expected to adhere to any set program. They all value progressive democratic principles and have a healthy skepticism for the lesser of two evils and unnecessary compromise.