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Your Favorite Political Weblogs?

Cliff posted more than 9 years ago | from the internet-style-political-wranglings dept.

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worm eater would like to know: "As the mainstream media is coming under closer scrutiny from the 'blogosphere,' and is having to actually respond to these journalists in pajamas, I thought I'd ask Slashdot: what are your favorite political blogs? Lately I've been reading Talking Points Memo, a liberal weblog by Joshua Micah Marshall, and a blog by Andrew Sullivan, a conservative writer. Where do you go when you want to see the mainstream media dissected and poked at?"

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Drudge Report (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302651)

Drudge Report [drudgereport.com]

Re:Drudge Report (3, Insightful)

Seoulstriker (748895) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302764)

Is the Drudge Report really a blog? I see it more as a "new media" agent who tries to report raw news which major news outlets refuse to report on. Most recently it was Rathergate, but a few years ago it was the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Re:Drudge Report (2, Insightful)

casuist99 (263701) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302772)

Beware getting actual "news" from this site - it can point you in the right direction, but Drudge has an agenda (just like nearly ALL other online news sources). Use it as a starting point, but try to verify something with several sources that you consider reputable before accepting something that you read online or at Drudge's website.

Re:Drudge Report (4, Insightful)

BladesP9 (722608) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302847)

Like what? The New York Times? C... BS? No thanks. Drudge more times than not is nothing more than a page of links that lead you directly to these news items. The things that he breaks himself are usually things that the "source that you consider reputable" won't cover.

As with anything, be critical of what you read, but Drudge has proven himself right more times than the elite media cares to admit.

Re:Drudge Report (1)

cuzality (696718) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302810)

> Drudge Report [drudgereport.com]

The original, the unbeatable.

Drudge put the Internet on the news map; all bloggers follow in his footsteps. And unrelentless in his watch over the old media, he's got the story the elites won't run. I like his lighter side, too -- he's always got the latest on celebrities from The Smoking Gun [thesmokinggun.com] , etc.

Re:Drudge Report (0)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302864)

Drudge Report

Yeah, but after it became common knowledge that Drudge was just a tool, fed dirt by Clinton's enemies, it lost it's gritty novelty and is now less interesting than the Weekly World News.

Informed Comment (1, Insightful)

cynicalmoose (720691) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302658)

Is the best blog about Iraq around

Re:Informed Comment (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302719)

Then you haven't seen warincontext.org

Re:Informed Comment (1)

nocomment (239368) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302835)

sorry dear_raed was, until he went on hiatus.

michaelmoore.com (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302659)

A touch of reality [michaelmoore.com]

Re:michaelmoore.com (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302688)

Yup, that's all he has... not a grip, but just a "touch" of reality.

Re:michaelmoore.com (4, Funny)

ltwally (313043) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302747)

Michael Moore claiming to be in touch with reality...

...and who said he doesn't have a sense of humour!

Propaganda (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302781)

I guess it hasn't hit you yet that his Fahrenheit 9/11 movie is textboot propganda. Go look at the definition of propaganda and look at Michael Moore quotes where he adamantly agrees that his films are purposely meant to change the minds of voters. He is a kook that wants to push his "man of the people" image off on the viewing audience. Everything he said has been debunked by independant think tanks and individuals.

Re:michaelmoore.com (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302811)

Oh you screwed up your HTML. Here. I'll fix it for you:

Fat turd. [michaelmoore.com]

Re:michaelmoore.com (2, Insightful)

Locky (608008) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302854)

Let the conservative original and funny 'Moore is fat' comments flow!

They'd be even funnier if the aforementioned link contained Moore's opinion, rather, it is him linking to other news articles hosted by various news agencies.

Re:michaelmoore.com (1, Insightful)

BladesP9 (722608) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302868)

Didn't the left use the same "Rush is fat" comments against Rush Limbaugh? Interesting how these same people that complain about it are the ones who likely used it the most when it was "vogue"

Spinsanity - sheds light on the insanity (4, Informative)

jhouserizer (616566) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302660)

Spinsanity [spinsanity.com] is a great site for articles that point out all of the spin from both parties.

They seem to do a pretty good job of showing the foolishness of both sides - which is refreshing, since IMHO both parties suck bad, and I therefore get very annoyed at sights that are focused on making one party or the other look bad, while ignoring their own parties major issues.

Re:Spinsanity - sheds light on the insanity (1)

torinth (216077) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302814)

It only seems fitting to de-spin your endoresement of spinsanity. Don't get me wrong, it's a generally useful site, but often falls for the same analytic fallacies as sites like snopes.com. You can only rely on it for so much.

Kos, WaMo... (2, Informative)

js7a (579872) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302856)

For those of us who believe that Kerry spins a lot less than the convicted drunk drivers' outright lies, I recommend:

The Daily Kos [dailykos.com] (Scoop software)

The Washington Monthly [washingtonmonthly.com] (Movable Type)

Chomsky's Turning the Tide [zmag.org] (pay to play: ironic? no, he's just to busy to respond to anonymous comments)

The Washington Note [thewashingtonnote.com] (MT; by a good friend of Josh Marshall [talkingpointsmemo.com] )

Ed Fitzgerald's Unfutz [blogspot.com] (MT maybe; has the best poll aggregations)

!Slashdot, that's for sure. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302661)

FP?

ummmm... (0, Offtopic)

rkrabath (742391) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302664)

slashdot?

Re:ummmm... (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302698)

http://politics.slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] has become my favorite site- at least until November when I start the blog for my new political party.

Re:ummmm... (0, Offtopic)

jbrw (520) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302724)

Starting blogs is fun! But then again, I would say that...

Not Quite (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302828)

slashdot?

While Slashdot discussions can degrade to political bickering, there's nothing quite like a USENET group completely unrelated to politics to get buried in a 1,000+ article thread which has violated Godwin's Law dozens of times and is often massively cross posted.

Groklaw (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302667)

When I want to see someone rip apart and dissect the media, I head over to groklaw. Then again, I'm addicted to SCO news.

Your Favorite Political Weblogs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302668)

Give me a break...what's next around here? Reviews of plastic dinnerware?

I like... (1, Interesting)

Three Headed Man (765841) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302669)

Heartless Libertarian [blogspot.com] . He's a gun owner who lays things out straight.

Mod this freak down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302765)

That sig. definately is worthy of being a troll. I'm certainly not going to click on your first link now.

Re:I like... (2, Informative)

Principal Skinner (56702) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302832)

The "Convince any Republican" link in the above sig is extremely NSFW and will take control of your browser. Turn off JavaScript or disable popups before clicking!

I think IHBT.

My 'Favorites' (2, Informative)

OverlordQ (264228) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302671)

Little Green Footballs [littlegreenfootballs.com]
IMAO [www.imao.us]
RWN [rightwingnews.com]
and musn't forget
Drudge Report [drudgereport.com] .

Annenberg FactCheck (5, Informative)

linuxwrangler (582055) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302673)

Don't know if it qualifies as a "blog" but I regularly check FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org/

I'm voting Robocratic (1)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302674)

Check out the Robocratic's blog at Robocratic.com [robocratic.com] . Because Electric-Americans deserve to have a greater hand in deciding the future of this great nation.

Blognarik!! (2, Informative)

vanadium4761 (203839) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302675)

Michael Badnarik, the subject of the recent Q&A session, has his own blog. Check it out: http://www.badnarik.org/blog/ [badnarik.org]

DemocraticUnderground.com (1)

Cryofan (194126) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302676)

username dumpster_baby.

THis is the blog for most of the Democratic party activists. Some very informed people there. Also, some real leftists, although most are just typical centrists.

Also, kuro5hin.org

Originaldissent.com is also OK.

Watching capitalism fail (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302679)


from the sidelines
http://oligopolywatch.com/ [oligopolywatch.com]

there can be only one, then it is the end.

Fafblog! (4, Interesting)

silvergoose (807387) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302681)

Definitely the fafblog.

fafblog.blogspot.com

Anyone else know of it?

Fix the link, please (1)

chill (34294) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302682)

Who is Andew Sullivan? Don't you people check links? Pretend it is "speak like a pirate day" and put that "r" back in there!

Re:Fix the link, please (1)

carlos_benj (140796) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302771)

It's the liberal suppression of the conservative view. Pass the word....

Where do I go? ... HERE (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302685)

gregpalast.com

Not Exactly a Blog...But sort of? (1)

CatDogLordOfTheRoot (778170) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302690)

I really like to read Neal Boortz's [boortz.com] Web site. I like the way he comments on today's news with a few random thoughts tossed in. Plus his "Reading Assignments" show off some pretty funny links on the net.

sensible election (1)

Kenja (541830) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302692)

Mine is sensibleerection.com

I mean sensibleelection.com

Dkos (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302694)

www.dailykos.com is one of the best liberal blogs out there.

DailyKos (5, Insightful)

sg3000 (87992) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302700)

I like DailyKos [dailykos.com] .

politics.slashdot.org is rapidly turning into one of my least favorites because I've noticed that the moderation system is running amuck! Never before have I seen such a split in moderations where a single comment can be rated "informative" and "troll" numerous times in the same story. And many moderators with a chip on their shoulder start using "offtopic" and "overrated" to try to protect their own karma during metamoderation. Here's an example [slashdot.org] of where it happened to me recently. And it's not just the political posts (though I suspect it happens there most often), but in a Star Wars story. I still can't believe this post [slashdot.org] got called a "troll"! I'm sure many others can come up with their own examples.

It seems that there may be too many people moderating these days, and little accountability, a single person doesn't have to have an agenda [slashdot.org] ; you can have a group of likeminded people who want to squelch dissenting opinions pummel a relatively decent post down into the noise of hot grits posts.

DailyKos has a better system where moderations aren't anonymous, so you can see how people are moderating. Then again, if DailyKos had the same traffic as Slashdot, maybe its moderation system would get corrupted too.

Maybe the ultimate problem is that people don't respect others' views, or they prize too highly the views of people that they may agree with but use bad logic or specious reasoning. It's probably indicative of the growing polarization in our country. As people start migrating to sandboxes where only likeminded people congregate (which blogs, especially political ones, can lead to), they become less tolerant of opinions that challenge their own.

moderation system run amok? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302849)

You must be new here.

Ian Lyon (1)

eamacnaghten (695001) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302702)

Ian Lyon [ianlyon.org.uk]

Easily... (1)

enamore22 (629787) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302703)

The most thorough, informative, liberal blog around... DailyKos [dailykos.com]

correction (3, Informative)

ltwally (313043) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302704)

The link to Andrew Sullivan's site isn't right. It should be www.andrewsullivan.com [andrewsullivan.com]

Anyplace... (2)

NoseBag (243097) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302707)

...Conservative.

Try going to DrudgeReport and then clicking on any of the columnists - they usually do a good job of ripping the mainstream (i.e. Liberal) media.

But it doesn't matter - we're all gonna die anyway.

Re:Anyplace... (4, Interesting)

Sean80 (567340) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302776)

I guess the biggest problem I'd have with the drudge report would be the fact that it has been linked so often to the Republican smear machine.

Don't get me wrong, I've recently seen the light and realized once again that -all- politicians suck after a brief fling with the belief that the Democrats were On My Side. But, Drudge just seems to be out for a slanderous story, and well, it doesn't even have to be true to generate some traffic now does it?

Of course, this website is not the only one, nor is it a factor of it being right-leaning (Michael Moore anybody?) but there you go.

You telling me that... (1, Interesting)

tspilman (135105) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302708)


...everyone *doesn't* read dkos [dailykos.com] ?

Re:You telling me that... (2)

pjt33 (739471) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302755)

That's right. Not a single person reads it. And if you claim you do I shall ensure that the previous statement stands by defining you not to be a person ;p

Tom Tommorow's (5, Informative)

Snagle (644973) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302712)

http://www.thismodernworld.com/ [thismodernworld.com] good bloggage and good cartoons too

Wonkette (3, Funny)

ellem (147712) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302713)

but I really like dick jokes... so maybe it's just me.

Re:Wonkette (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302809)

Actually, isn't her thing more ass fucking jokes than dick jokes?

Favorite political blogs (2, Interesting)

Six Nines (771061) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302714)

When you've had enough of Drudge and MoveOn, and you're ready for dessert, it's time for http://wonkette.com/ [wonkette.com] !

cursor.org (1)

MalB (745845) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302729)

I'd recommend http://cursor.org for links and summaries dissecting mainstream media coverage; points to neo-con links as well, though I'm not claiming it strives to be "fair and balanced", rather, investigative.

a bit more mainstream (1)

joeb2001 (192296) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302730)

While not quite a blog, Howard Kurtz's Media Notes are certainly much more even-handed than most, and the way I start every day:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation/column s/kurtzhoward/ [washingtonpost.com]

Other great kinda blogs are:
http://wonkette.com/ [wonkette.com]
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/TheNote/Th eNote.html [go.com]
http://www.rogersimon.com/ [rogersimon.com]

shameless self promotion CINN.ca... Canadian News (1)

warren69 (187813) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302732)

shameless self promotion CINN.ca... Canadian News

Small, but actively maintained.

News Hounds (4, Interesting)

b3d (525790) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302740)

www.newshounds.us [newshounds.us]
Their motto is "We watch FOX so you don't have to." They monitor the political slant of FOX News. The people that run this blog are the media monitors from the movie "Outfoxed" by Robert Greenwald.

"let us think for you" (3, Funny)

ChipMonk (711367) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302813)

Their motto is "We watch FOX so you don't have to."

The same kind of thinking that just got CBS into deep, deep doodoo.

Re:News Hounds (0, Troll)

Twirlip of the Mists (615030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302860)

They monitor the political slant of FOX News.

Who monitors the political slant of CBS News?

Okay, I guess that's kind of a dumb question. Everybody is monitoring the political slant of CBS News now that they've been outed as a bunch of lying partisan fucks. But my point is, who was monitoring CBS News before they perpetrated their big lie?

Radical leftists, "activists" and other revolutionary types love to make stink about FOX News, but you don't see them being caught trying to influence the outcome of the election by passing off counterfeit documents, do you?

Makes you think.

Buzzmachine.com by Jeff Jarvis (3, Interesting)

valmont (3573) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302741)

BuzzMachine [buzzmachine.com] covers many topics from journalism, to every day life, to politics. Jeff started blogging after living through 9/11 [tvheaven.com] first-hand. His political views tend to really be near the center. What I like about his political blogging is that he strives to stay away from the simplistic polarized political rants, and "gotcha [buzzmachine.com] " politics that plague so many other blogs i've seen, as well as mainstream media. He recently started spurring very intelligent and useful debate about various specific 2004 election issues [buzzmachine.com] . Jeff welcomes disagreement and all forms of thought-provoking debate, which is precisely what he has been yearning for, for years. To me, Jeff Jarvis' blog embodies that the Internet should be all about: less about mudslinging, more about exchange of thoughts. If he ever was to run for President, he'd get my vote.

Not exactly "favorite", but... (2, Informative)

Scareduck (177470) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302743)

Some names I know from people who enjoy that kind of stuff, and/or things I read because of similar interests:
  • Baseball Crank [baseballcrank.com] (baseball + conservative politics)
  • Wonkette [wonkette.com] (more People mag, less politics)
  • The Daily Kos [dailykos.com] (liberal, had a quick but unfortunately wrong analysis [dailykos.com] of the now-thoroughly-discredited Rather memos)
  • Priorities and Frivolities [tagorda.com] (minimal baseball, principally politics from a centrist and semi-libertarian viewpoint)

Re:Not exactly "favorite", but... (2, Informative)

Twirlip of the Mists (615030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302821)

The Daily Kos (liberal, had a quick but unfortunately wrong analysis of the now-thoroughly-discredited Rather memos)

Never retracted it, either. Which is a damn shame and more than a little ironic, if you think about it. I mean, even CBS has retracted their story now, but Markos Zuniga can't be bothered to retract a full-throated defense of something that turned out to be a massive lie.

Whatever you do, don't go to Markos' site looking for things that are true.

Like Kryptonite to Stupid (1)

Pyrosophy (259529) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302748)

You gotta love Oliver Willis [oliverwillis.com] and for that matter all of the Media Matters [mediamatters.org] people.

A little too extreme at times, but overall a very down-to-earth and likable guy.

If you want to make them mad, you could say the people over at metafilter [metafilter.com] (currently down) make for a good political blog. (snicker)

Antiwar.com (1)

fungus (37425) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302752)

I really love Antiwar.com and it has a blog.

This site is really my favorite political news source.

Sullivan (2, Informative)

zaxios (776027) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302753)

Andrew Sullivan is a conservative journalist who often writes for TIME. His gay rights stance is also notable (he's a homosexual himself). Here is the correct link [andrewsullivan.com] to his site.

The Daily Show (3, Informative)

RubberChainsaw (669667) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302754)

"Where do you go when you want to see the mainstream media dissected and poked at?"

The Daily Show with John Stewart. Its not a blog, its a comedy show on Comedy Central. But it seems to be one of the few places where politicians and the media have their stupid blunders pointed out. Plus its pretty entertaining.

Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302767)

Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal:
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/ [j-bradford-delong.net]

Aotearoa: South Pacific Politician's Blog (1)

worik (107720) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302770)

All you USA centric folks here is my favorite weblog from my country. By a member of our parliament.
Diary of a Debacle [greens.org.nz]
The government here is in the process of confiscating the seabed and foreshore from the indigenous people of Aotearoa (although a citizen I am not indigenous) and they are having a committee investigate it. The blog is a record of what is happening politically at the committee.

other viewpoints.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302774)

fromthewilderness.com whatreallyhappened.com thememoryhole.com infowars.com globalresearch.ca

Take it from a professional... (1)

metrazol (142037) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302780)

...which I am (Let's go Holden!)

If you're uninformed or just love long lists of candidates and political parties across the nation, as well as the best commentary around, read...

Politics1 [politics1.com]

...and if you're a liberal...which you are, RIGHT?
Check out...

DailyKos [dailykos.com]

Wait a minute, wait a minute... (1)

mi (197448) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302782)

Aren't the alternatives to BIG MEDIA outlawed by the Bush Administration, with the Ministry of Truth being formed as we speak from the Faux News executives?

electoral vote predictor (1)

avitlanstroke (793050) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302784)

electoral-vote.com [electoral-vote.com]

It's more than just the map, you know!

How about (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302786)

How about none of the above? I'm perfectly capable of despising most the candidates without some amateur pundit's assistance.

Jerry Pournelle (3, Interesting)

chroma (33185) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302791)

The mail section of Jerry Pournelle's website is great. He takes on many topics including computers, technology, and education, not just politics. Yes, it's Jerry Pournelle of Byte's Chaos Manor and SF authordom.

Web site:
http://www.jerrypournelle.com/mail/currentm ail.htm l

i fuck goats (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302792)

in the ass

i fuck sheep (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302841)

in the ass.

cursor.org (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302799)

Cursor is excellent and they have many links to other good sites.

Jesus' General Of Course! (4, Funny)

manyoso (260664) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302803)

No self-respecting, heterosexual, republican male, should go without a visit every couple days to General JC Christian, patriot. [blogspot.com] The general provides a welcome tonic for all the inner frenchmen leaking out of the mainstream press.

Noam Chomsky (2, Interesting)

delirium of disorder (701392) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302807)

http://blog.zmag.org/ttt/ Love Chomksy or hate him, you have to admit he incluences political thought in the US and the world and is therefor worth paying attention to.

Electrolite (1)

Allen Varney (449382) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302817)

Electrolite [nielsenhayden.com] is a blog by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, one of the leading book editors in the science fiction field. His blog is now almost all Democratic politics, occasionally as seen from an SF fan's perspective but always from a viewpoint of solid common sense.

agonist , art & letters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302818)

For a leftist bent: agonist [agonist.org] and
for a nutty kind of libertarian bent : Arts and Letters Daily [aldaily.com] .

http://j33liewanger.blogspot.com/ (1)

evil_one666 (664331) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302824)

I go here [blogspot.com] . Some of this stuff makes you think!!

powerline (1)

sPaKr (116314) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302831)

PowerLine. Some fo the guys that help break the CBS memogate story. They have been called 'guys in the pajamas' course they are all lawyers, and have clerked, worked with and for some respected people. I think the journlaist fail to see that if they sucked they might have been journlest and not in the pajama crew, yet these guys are smart, did well, and have real day jobs. The question is what does that say for the state of journalism?

My favorite political weblog? (3, Insightful)

Ignorant Aardvark (632408) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302833)

I'll have to go with "None".

Fafblog. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302834)

Bow down before the wonder that is fafblog [blogspot.com]

It's like nothing you've ever seen before, and it makes /. colors look sane.

The Washington Note (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302845)

Check out a brainy new blog, http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/ [thewashingtonnote.com] . . . its author, Steve Clemons, offers a higher ratio of thinking to ranting than the average political blog, I think it's going to be one to watch.

None. (1)

Neil Blender (555885) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302846)

If I want to see frothing at the mouth, I'll go to the pound and watch them put down rabid animals.

Not always political, but often good (1)

RealAlaskan (576404) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302848)

Jerry Pournelle's blog [jerrypournelle.com] is one of the oldest blogs on the web, and when it's politics season, he comments on that. Even when he's wrong, he's worth reading.

Andrew Tobias (1)

rjstanford (69735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302850)

He's a democrat - and he's the treasurer of the DNC - and he's gay. All told, some interesting stories.

Check it out at http://andrewtobias.com/ [andrewtobias.com]

blogs to read (3, Informative)

mycal (135781) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302855)


http://www.instapundit.com/ - the king of all blogs
http://andrewsullivan.com/ - gone way down hill but still readable
http://www.allahpundit.com/ - good mix of political fun
http://claytoncramer.com/weblog/blogger.html - guns and fun
http://www.powerlineblog.com/ - more right slant fun.

http://www.iraqthemodel.com/ - differnt view inside Iraq
http://healingiraq.blogspot.com/ - more good insight in iraq
http://www.iraq-iraqis.blogspot.com/ - and again

http://cbftw.blogspot.com/ - used to be one of the best blogs in Iraq until the man cracked down on him. But MUST READ THE ARCHIVES!

mycal

Correct AndrewSullivan URL (1)

Nyktos (198946) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302862)

I believe the URL above should be: AndrewSullivan.com [andrewsullivan.com]

All over! (1)

dodongo (412749) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302865)

I go all over for my political blogging...

For crazy news from the Left, I like DailyKos [dailykos.com] ; it's most blog-o-riffic.

For crazy news from the Right, even though it isn't really a blog, Drudge Report [drudgereport.com] .

In dealing with legal / technical slants on political issues, it's hard to top Larry Lessig's [lessig.org] blog.

I like To Be Determined [purdue.edu] , becuase it's my blog ;) But there's always witty political content there, both locally and globally, that interests me!

And finally, for a news for nerds and stuff that matters , it's hard to top Slashdot [slashdot.org] !

load o' whoey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10302866)

blogs can be manipulated just like any form of media - when this becomes clear to the man on the street, blogs will die the death they deserve. FordBlog.com - MacDonald'sBlog.com - WhiteHouseblog.com....

My favorites (4, Informative)

TTop (160446) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302870)

Oh, it's hard to narrow it down to a small list.

The previously mentioned Talking Points Memo [talkingpointsmemo.com] is quite good.

Also see:

Washington Monthly [washingtonmonthly.com] (Kevin Drum, formerly of Calpundit)
Altercation [msnbc.com] (what liberal media?)
Daily Howler [dailyhowler.com]
Columbia Journalism Review [campaigndesk.org] de-spins the media.
Juan Cole [juancole.com] (very insightful Iraq commentary from this professor of history)
White House Briefing [washingtonpost.com] (political round-up)

Hugh! (1)

apoplectic (711437) | more than 9 years ago | (#10302874)

I regulary visit www.hughhewitt.com [hughhewitt.com] . A great conservative radio show accompanies it. One thing I really appreciate about his show is that he occasionally interviews non-political types...often people from geeky/science realms.
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