LaShawn Barber is asking for the top five overrated and underrated blogs. Here at Dummocrats, we have no desire to go negative, so we'll just name our top five underrated blogs.
First, a caveat, to us, underrated doesn't necessarily mean undiscovered. There are some well known blogs that still don't get the attention we think they deserve.
- The Roth Report: simple layout, but the truly exhaustive listing of news sources makes this site work.
- Law & Alcoholism: vulgar brilliance from a University of Wisconsin law student.
- Sharp As A Marble: a pragmative conservative and a homebrewer
- Volokh: this is a big dog blog, but even so, they still don't get the attention they deserve for their consistently thoughtful postings
- Dummocrats: What? You thought I wouldn't self promote?
- Daly Thoughts: an essential resource during the Presidential election, this site isn't just about polls. Gerry also writes some excellent commentary and analysis of the events of the day.
- Law & Alcoholism: I second Hat's nomination. This guy doesn't write about politics often, but he's seriously one of the web's funniest writers.
- Viking Pundit: no, not just because he's an Amazing Race fan.
- Chrenkoff: is another big blog. I appreciate all the good news from Iraq and Afghanistan, but what I really come back to his site for is his wonderful writing. His words on the Pope were just wonderful
- Nykola: offers a fresh perspective on both politics and pop culture. If you're a regular reader, I'm sure you understand the appeal of that!
- Ace of Spades HQ: I think I found Ace through INDC Journal, and while I don't check out INDC all that often anymore, I check Ace several times a day (it's the irreverant conservatism which I admire). He's also the guy responsible for putting "More Cowbell" into my vernacular. Besides, his schtick is ten times funnier than Wonkette's.
- Blaster's Blog: Remember when we found those chemical shells in Iraq? As Blaster had a lot of direct experience with those types of shells he offered tons of useful information and became a regular read of mine.
- The Commonwealth Conservative: Maybe it's because he talks a lot about local issues, which makes me biased (and a daily reader). John Behan is another guy who deserves a lot more attention than he receives.
- Code Blue Blog: I came across this one recently, which was cited by National Review's Corner. It's a medical blog and I have an odd interest in things medical. The blogger (Doctor CBB) has a gift of writing on the topic in fair and pretty easy-to-understand language...a valuable gift whatever the subject (he's been focusing on Schiavo recently, and doing so pretty fairly I think).
- The Man Without Qualities: I'm not sure when I first came across Robert Musil's blog...but I'm glad I did. He doesn't write every day, but when he does you know it's going to be smart, clear, and compelling.
What are your most underrated blogs? We're always looking for interesting sites, so here's your chance to give some of them a plug.
Posted by at April 7, 2005 08:57 PM
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|# April 7th, 2005 9:28 PM mbrlr|
|Law & Alcoholism is great. If there's any correlation between good blog/legal skills, this kid's got a great future ahead. But how on earth did a Texican end up in the Frozen North? |
|# April 8th, 2005 6:00 AM SpinDaddy|
|Agreed on Nykola, you might also check one of her "SoundPolitics" colleagues, Matt Rosnebergs blog "Rosenblog" |
|# April 8th, 2005 4:12 PM Laura|
|I'm a big fan of Baldilocks.
And my husband loves the M.A.W.B Squad
|# April 12th, 2005 8:05 AM SaaM|
|Are you kidding? Even I don't read Sharp as a Marble....
Seriously though, thanks, it's an honor.
|# April 13th, 2005 10:16 AM logicmonkey|
|shameless self pro-motion time---my blog!