A valuable activity we can do in our diaries is help our friends and colleagues sift what is good from what is not so good. I've asked a few times for people to submit their lists of what they like, but never with any success, so, hoping to provoke by example, is my tentative first attempt...
The best weblogs, by category:
- Politics: Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo. Sample on Wesley Clark's chances.
- General commentators: Eugene Volokh and David Bernstein at the Volokh Conspiracy. Two posts on "Jews for Jesus" by David and by Eugene. Postscript: After an interesting start, it's a shame to report that Berstein seems to have degenerated into a cliched war hawk culture warrior. But conspiritors Orin Kerr & Jim Lindgren have consistently & richly rewarded reading.
- Computer Science: Ehud Lamm's Lambda the Ultimate. Sample on A Logic File System.
- On intellectual property: Larry Solum. Sample on Water Wells and MP3 Files: The Economics of Intellectual Property, the latest post in a dialog with Eugene Volokh. A must read.
- Here at Advogato: Bram Cohen. Sample on Bram's law. Postscript: ncm wrote some reflections worth reading on Bram's Law.
- Media commentator: Felix Salmon. Sample on Korba the Dread.
- Interviewer: Kevin Drum, at Calpundit. Sample interview with Paul Krugman.
- Polemicist: Oliver Kamm. Sample on Chomsky and third-world liberation.
- Political theorist: Norman Geras. Sample on top ten lists.
Nominations are sought for the categories of:
- Best Slashdot journal;
- Best Euroblog (ie. a group blog covering several different EU nations).
Updates Changed the samples for Josh Marshall and Oliver Kamm, changed nominations sought.