Andrew McCarthy: Slimebucket Extraordinaire

McCarthy is always repulsive, but he’s outdone his own record this time — which, believe me, is not easy to do. McCarthy’s piece is a response to Arif Alikhan, Los Angeles’s deputy mayor. Alikhan was recently appointed by Pres. Obama to the position of assistant secretary for policy...

Lie All You Want, But Be Civil About It

I could not agree more with Greg Sargent’s take on Mark Halperin’s “indefinite suspension” from MSNBC for saying, on Morning Joe, that Pres. Obama is “kind of a dick.” I’m sorry, but this is crazy. Halperin’s crack was crude and dumb, but it doesn’t deserve indefinite...

Writers Are Readers Applies to Bloggers,Too

Obviously, any estimate of the size of the blogosphere is always going to be, first, a guess, and second, an outdated guess maybe 30 seconds after it’s made. That said, WebDesigner Depot puts the number of active blogs at “over a hundred million.” Conservatively. If you factor in the blogs...

Live, Up to the Minute Feed of All LBAN Blogs

Have you ever found yourself digging through a seemingly endless list of bookmarks searching in vain for that one blog you saved some time ago and thinking, “isn’t there a better way to keep up to date on my favorite blogs?” Me too. For years I used the blogrolls here at Comments from Left...

Dear Anna Tarkov: Take Your Stale Cake and Shove It.

So. You’ve all no doubt heard about the $315m dollar acquisition of the Huffington Post by AOL (and, no doubt, already made the T&A CD-ROM coaster joke on Twitter). With $315m in your coffers, one would think that calls for Arianna and her new corporate overlords in Silicon Valley to finally...

Vagabond Scholar’s Jon Swift Memorial Roundup

In memory of one of our own who passed, a best of the blogs 2010. The much missed Jon Swift/Al Weisel left behind some excellent satire, but was also a nice guy and a strong supporter of small blogs. Blogroll Amnesty Day (co-founded with skippy) is a celebration of small blogs that’s still going...