What Blogs Do You Read?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by bmurphyfl, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. mattie g

    mattie g Member

    Nov 12, 1999
    Northern VA
    I only read them if someone points out an interesting article or post.

    I hate the term "blog" and I can't get around it...
  2. -cman-

    -cman- New Member

    Apr 2, 2001
    Clinton, Iowa
    All of the above plus:
    http://www.wonkette.com, because she's damn funny.

    http://www.juancole.com is a very knowledgable Middle Eastern scholar. He often has really good analysis of Iraqi events based upon Arabic media.

    http://www.worldchanging.com Very cool blog on "green" technologies and sustainable development issues, which I've decided are the Mother of all policy issues for the forseeable future.
  3. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Media Matters

    Oliver Willis, who is blogging less than he did 6-9 months ago

    Instapundit, my token right-wing blog, whose quality has dropped considerably lately as he's drunk the Kool-Aid.

    Kevin Drum, who used to run Calpundit but has now moved to Wash Monthly
  4. superdave

    superdave BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I read some of these. I read stevegilliard.blogspot.com. He references soccer aLOT, but he's a ManU fan. I read him more for fun than insight; his politics are rather rabid.

    I also read digbysblog.blogspot.com. He doesn't post alot, but it's usually good stuff.
  5. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My own, when I can be arsed to update it.

    And Dailykos, and Talking Points Memo. And just about anyone who puts a link to theirs in their sig on BS, 'cause I'm curious like that.
  6. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
  7. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    I read this blog for daily entertainments. You have to be at least 17 though.
  8. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    Ditto. Got nothing against them really, but certainly wouldn't bother to check them regularly. I like just finding links on here to particularly good points random bloggers make every once in a while.
  9. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    just checked out your site. Congratulations.

    Does it cost you anything to run a blog like yours?
  10. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Not a thing. I got mine through www.blogger.com., but there's no end of free blog sites out there. How do they make their money? I don't know, I don't care.

    Like mattie g, I had a thing against blogs for the longest time, for no other reason than an extreme aversion to the terms 'blog', 'blogging' and 'blogger'. I had a webpage at geocities where I was paying to put up some of my writing (very little) and other ********, but after a while I started to realize that what I was doing there was the same as what 'bloggers' were doing for nothing, and so I knuckled under. As of now, it's really just an experiment in how much solipsistic content and politically incendiary linkage I can wrap up together in one place. Or something like that.
  11. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
  12. Dan Loney

    Dan Loney BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 10, 2000
    Los Angeles Sol
    Nat'l Team:


    http://www.bartcop.com/ (EXTREMELY partisan)


    http://corrente.blogspot.com/ (An Atrios spinoff)

    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/ (One of the earliest and best Atrios spinoffs)

    http://www.juancole.com/ (specializing in Iraq's ongoing nightmare)


    http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/ (very good on domestic right-wing terrorism, and working hard to overturn Godwin's Law)

    http://www.pandagon.net/ (I think this is another Atrios spinoff)

    http://www.thepoorman.net/ (effin' hilarious)

    http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/ (gets very wonky on economics, even more than maxspeak, and this week has had too many posts of his Berkeley class schedule - borrrrring)

    http://slacktivist.typepad.com/ (do not miss his ongoing, and sadly probably in abeyance, page-by-page critique of "Left Behind")

    http://tbogg.blogspot.com/ (as funny as Poor Man)


    EDIT - I used to read a bunch of right-wing blogs, but got sick of being called a traitor. Most conservative readers won't enjoy being called a fascist on these sites, I suppose. As a pro-Israel lefty, I stuck with Laurence Simon and Little Green Footballs much longer than I should have, before realizing they thought I was the enemy. (Again, most of the blogs I listed think you, conservative reader, are the enemy. So I'm being a big old hypocrite here.)
  13. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Oh, you meant political blogs? I don't read them. They're mostly there to stir things up and reaffirm your own biases and have zero accountability - yes, I'm looking at you, Drudge. If they bring something newsworthy, I'll read it here or on traditional media. It's interesting to see what the blogosphere is talking about - it's a pen! no, it's a cheat sheet! What's that bulge? An iPod, of course!. Othewise, they're generally not worth bookmarking.
    Maybe the field will mature a bit more in a couple of years. We'll see.

    I did like the work photobloggers did during the RNC covering the protests: http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2004/08/31/photoblogger_infiltration_day_2.php, http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2004/09/02/photoblogger_fatigue_day_4.php
  14. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Zone 14
    Columbus Crew
  15. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Pretty much all the blogs I read -- Atrios, Daily Kos, TPM, Oliver Willis, Pandagon, Steve Gilliard -- have been all covered upthread.

    Let me add this worthy addition: August J. Pollak's http://www.xoverboard.com/ for his comics and some darned good insights, including gems like this and this.
  16. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Cascarino's Pizzeria BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    this from andrewsullivan.com today:

    BLOGJAM DC: The unutterably cool Bob Mould has put together a live blogjam in DC tomorrow night. A bunch of us will be reading from our blogs live, followed by Bob's now famous Blow-Off night. There's me, Wonkette, Geekslut, Vividblurry, Dog Poet, and many more. It's at DC9 at 1940 9th Street NW, starting at 7 pm. Come have fun. Meet sexy bloggers. Dance. Forget about this damn election for a couple hours. See you there.

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