The Blogosphere Branches Out

A highly abbreviated harvest of the best liberal and progressive reads online.

The Blogosphere Branches Out


Daily Kos* The high-traffic, influential Kos is nearly self-sustaining, allowing users to post their own entries/diaries.

Eschaton* Written by Duncan "Atrios" Black, Eschaton provides quick links and snarky commentary on what's most relevant in the blogosphere.

The Blogosphere Branches Out

Talking Points Memo Praised for pursuing the U.S. attorneys firing scandal when no one else would, TPM is the blogosphere's muckraker.

Glenn Greenwald An attorney, Greenwald rigorously dissects constitutional subjects like domestic spying.

The Blogosphere Branches Out

Matthew Yglesias* Covers foreign policy and politics with a blend of intelligence and humor.

The Blogosphere Branches Out
Photo by Jana Birchum

Pandagon* This blog, overseen by Austin's own Amanda Marcotte, approaches the progressive agenda from a feminist perspective.

State & Local

The Blogosphere Branches Out

Burnt Orange Report* Founded by fearlessly Democratic UT students, BOR now draws on campaign pros and political insiders for a distinctly Austin view of legislative affairs and election antics.

Texas Kaos The local Daily Kos-alike specializes in breaking news, local scandals, and withering commentary on all things GOP.

McBlogger Some bloggers want to be loved – not McBlogger, the anonymous, eponymous savager of everything from dumb council politics to crazy congressional inaction.

Capitol Annex* Less incendiary but no less progressive than other blogs, sometime-BOR-contributor Vince Leibowitz reminds Austin that there are Democrats beyond city limits.

Grits for Breakfast No one does prisons like Texas, and no one covers the insanity, abuses, and profits there like journalist-turned-activist Scott Henson.

* authors appearing at Netroots Nation

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