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Recommend me a level-headed, cool-minded political blog

 
 
nimh
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:41 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

I like the Swamp (Chi Tribune) and First Read for information that's pretty coolly relayed.

Lynn Sweet is often interesting.

You must know about Marc Ambinder -- I find him one of the more dispassionate ones, but he also often has really good info.

I've gotten used to Kevin Drum's new format.

(I adore hilzoy, though you mention her already. After I again was analyzing the campaigns for my mom, she was pushing me to start my own blog, and I said "Hilzoy already occupies the me niche, but she has way more time.")

You're way more cool-headed, less bitingly, intensely caught up in it all than Hilzoy. I love the way she fleshes out everything in detail, she really does a nimh-job at things better than I could ever do. But her temperament has gotten more like Cyclo's than yours (sorry Cyclo).

I like Ambinder, yes. Bit too much inside baseball, looking for a scoop type stuff (hey, he's a journalist), but definitely meets all the criteria I listed here. And thanks for the reminder about First Read, I read it when I come across it but I should just add it to my bookmarks toolbar.

Never heard of Lynn Sweet, will look her up, thanks for the tip!
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:43 pm
@nimh,
Quote:
But her temperament has gotten more like Cyclo's than yours (sorry Cyclo).


No problem. It's an intensely emotional time for me; a whole year of hard-fought argument will do that for ya.

You ought to see the moods in the actual Obama offices I work at, on nights and weekends; people make me look even-handed.

Cycloptichorn
nimh
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:47 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

You'd make a good blogger of the type nimh wants to read!

Hey, how about if you, me, nimh and FreeDuck join forces and start our own blog -- doing 25% of the work sounds less daunting than all of it, and we can riff off of each other. What say you?

Ooh, thats tempting..

Because you're right! I guess that's exactly what I'm looking for - blogs that read like Engineer's posts. Like yours, like FreeDuck's, and like Old Europe's. Like Thomas's too, to throw in a non-liberal voice as well. Craven/Robert's ones. Maybe Paaskynen's, if I can find him back, havent seen anything from him in a while.

Yeah, that would be a perfect line-up, in terms of interests, substance and tone. Could do with a bona fide leftist in addition -- well, I could be that one, maybe Cool
nimh
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:49 pm
@Foxfyre,
Foxfyre wrote:

But if you like those, why are you seeking something else?

Cause I read those in 30 mins a day, and that's not enough for my daily fix! Razz
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:50 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
True - and I believe ya on that one! Very Happy
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:52 pm
Not sure if I can recommend any particular blog, but you might want to search around this site for someone who meets your fancy:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:57 pm
@nimh,
Yeah, you're a bona fide leftist! Very Happy

Thomas would be great, he's off my radar because of the whole politics ban. Maybe he'd step off the wagon for this.

I agree about Robert too.

FreeDuck? Engineer? What do you guys think?

(This could be really cool!)
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 04:59 pm
@nimh,
some genius web-things ... always make me smile

http://www.nolart.com
http://bureau.comandantina.com/archivos/ixugraphie/index.php
http://surface.yugop.com
http://superbad.com
http://www.nobodyhere.com/justme/index.html
http://zefrank.com/lp1/
http://www.angryalien.com/

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http://www.discussanything.com/forums/images/smilies/banghead.gif


Those are the links that makes your life philosophical..
I appreciate your avid reading habits.
Spread the air with your knowledge with a smile and expect not too much cool-minded or level-headed political resonence.
I am a communist right from my birth till my death. No compromise there. I am a Gandhi fan and anti Gandhi citizens h get no respect from me..
In this forum I have only one vission or mission and that is this.
To expose hypocracy and uphold decency..
Let me take some time to offer you /recommend you a few links in due course.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:01 pm
@nimh,
I prefer to read all the blogs by surfing the crowd. So I don't tend to follow any one blogger specifically but instead I try to keep up with the whole blogosphere using blog aggregators and collaborative filtering.

This would be one example for politics: http://technorati.com/politics

I also use Google's blog search (http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch) and Google Alerts if I want to dig into any particular story.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:05 pm
@nimh,
I'd soooo read that blog...
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:06 pm
@sozobe,
I don't wanna write any more blogs right now, but I'd love to help set it up and promote it. I've always wanted to get nimh blogging on a better platform than stuff like forums and myspace and group blogs can work out very well (just started a tech one with the a2k devs a few months ago).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:07 pm
@nimh,
I'd soooo read that blog...

I'd add in fbaezer, whom I always listen to.
nimh
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:14 pm
@ossobuco,
Yes, fbaezer - and Dag of course, forgot her.
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:48 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

It was just this morning when I read a post by primitivo calling Nancy Pelosi a "****."


just gotta figure it takes one to know one, i guess.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 05:54 pm
nimh is a blog unto himself. i really gotta give ya props,dude.

i would absolutely pay attention to a blog section with any or all of the names you guys have thrown out.

do it!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 07:12 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
True, do it!
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 07:16 pm
@sozobe,
Very cool!

The reason that I wouldnt make a good blogger, though, is because I really do not have that much to say. Its why I like to participate here -- I need other people to push me and pull me into stuff. Every now and again, though, I do have something to say. So maybe a joint effort would work! Sounds exciting for sure!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 07:18 pm
@ossobuco,
Lucidity..
useful, even attractive.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 07:20 pm
@FreeDuck,
But, duck, you are superbly analytic. I never not read your posts.
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 07:23 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

Yeah, you're a bona fide leftist! Very Happy

Thomas would be great, he's off my radar because of the whole politics ban. Maybe he'd step off the wagon for this.

I agree about Robert too.

FreeDuck? Engineer? What do you guys think?

(This could be really cool!)

Heck, I'm in.
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