Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Recommended Blogs

I have some blogs to plug. I have been remiss in this area lately, so I do apologize for not getting around to this sooner.

There is a link you will find on the PYY blogroll that leads to an excellent blog aggregate, published by Salon Magazine. The Blog Report is one of the best references for political blog commentary, in the blogosphere. It is a balanced presentation, managed by Steve Benen. It covers both liberal and conservative blogs, which says much for the integrity. Despite the fact that he probably disagrees with many of the views expressed here, he has been good to PYY and given it a plug now and then (under the Alternative View heading in the lower left of the homepage).

Many PYY readers come through as a result of a search from a university. Most of it probably stems from a last-minute frantic search for a paper or project. If this is the case, TBR is an excellent resource. And even if you are not a student or are a regular reader and/or commenter, it is a good source of links to most of the major sites, left and right.

I wish there were more blogs like Steve's personal blog, The Carpetbagger Report. When I want to read a Democratic blog, his is the one I go to. If you have noticed, it has been displayed on the PYY blogroll for awhile now. Now, I don't agree with him on a lot of things, but he's not always wrong either. But the thing I find most special about his site is, I can read dissenting opinion pieces on specific issues that are well-written in a most professional manner, without feeling like I have been insulted because I disagree.

Take a look at these sites, when you get time. I don't think you will be disappointed.


4 comments:

Shah Alexander said...

So many blogs in your blogroll. It may be some help if you classify linked blogs into some groups.

The problem is, that is very laborious.

LASunsett said...

Hi Shah,

The problem is, I suffer from the Japanese work ethic of long hours and hard work. I barely have time to write posts and manage a look at those I have blogrolled, as it is. But I may do that sometime. Thanks for the suggestion, sir.

Shah Alexander said...

>> I suffer from the Japanese work ethic of long hours and hard work.

No. This is the Protestant ethic. I should add dedicated contribution to the society to the above two.

Jean Calvin's ideal prevails beyond Protestant nations.

LASunsett said...

//No. This is the Protestant ethic. I should add dedicated contribution to the society to the above two.//

I stand (or in this case, sit at the keyboard) corrected.

;)