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Weeee! Here is the award:
And here are the rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
Much like Chris and Mirth, I find that picking only 5 blogs is tough. I could really just point to my blogroll, push a big green “award” button and be very happy with the results. In making my choices, I aimed for blogs that have not yet received the award and cover a wide breadth of issues. Here are my five (in no particular order):
- !Para Justicia y Libertad! (xicanopwr): Well researched writing that digs deep into issues of immigration and liberal politics. He does more than shine light on the problems that fall through the cracks. He lifts them back out and provides rhetorical sealant. A first stop for many news stories.
- August Pollack (xoverboard): I started reading August through a link from Tom Tomorrow, and have been hooked since. One of the first blogs I read regularly, and with very good reason. August mixes insight, humor and political acumen into a very small space. That concentrated goodness also comes with a frequent side of witty cartoons over easy.
- Majikthise (Lindsay Beyerstein): Lindsay brings professional photojournalism and a highly analytic yet accessible style of writing to the table. Another blogger who catches a lot of substantial news items first. Together with reasoning forged in philosophy and an eagle’s eye for photography, Majikthise is a daily must-read.
- Dennis Perrin: Provides a much needed slap of reality to the progressive movement. Stoutly anti-corporatism and pro-people, he is a liberal and a radical when everyone else is afraid to be.
- Our Descent Into Madness (80Proof: Emily and Daisy): Insightful News, Perspectives and Analysis covering a wide range of progressive issues. Perhaps the very definition of a blog that makes you think, Emily and Daisy hit stories you’ve never seen before from angles you didn’t know existed. The result is supremely informative and entertaining reading.
Thanks again to Chris for the award. And a very big thanks to everyone who stops by to read, talk and think. Enjoy the links, and also check out the blogroll: they are all blogs that will make you think.
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