Blogs I read
Blogs are a form of postings on the internet by a person or team of
people. They usually tend to be shorter than full essays and
editorials, and are updated when the author(s) feel like. This makes
them constantly new, and a good source of links to news and views that
may not make it to the front page of a newspaper or your preferred
Most blogs fall into 3 categories: (1) diary blogs, where the author
talks about events in their life for the world to see, (2) link blogs,
where the author tends to link to articles/blogs/etc in almost every
post, usually without much comment, and (3) essay blogs, where the
author tends to go in-depth on a subject that interests them.
Here's a list of blogs I read on a daily (or more frequent)
basis. They may link to other sites which I may read on a
less-frequent basis. The order is roughly the order my bookmarks are
in, which is alphabetical by the author's first name or the site's
chosen name. Please don't ask to be added to this list, or why
someone's on this list; this is what I've found I like.
- Ace of Spades HQ
- Belmont Club.
- Capitalist Lion
- Dr Helen Wife of
Instapundit (see below), but good commentary in its own right.
- Gateway Pundit
- Greg Krehbiel
(Glenn Reynolds). Probably the best example of a link-blog, with
dozens of links to interesting items daily.
Lileks. Great daily commentary on all sorts of subjects, from
architecture to scathing comments on old recipe books. [The latter is
better seen in action; my words don't do it justice. See here for the
- Larry Osterman.
- Mark Byron.
Insightful commentary from a christian economics prof.
- Mark Russinovich.
- Megan McArdle
- Old New Thing
Raymond Chen at Microsoft's blog.
- Patterico's Pontifications
- Power Line. Good
- QandO (Questions & Observations)
- Sense of
Events - Donald Sensing, others.
- The Corner on
National Review Online One of the better conservative (which
usually aligns with Republican, though not always) magazines lets its
writers loose. Usually a combination of diary/link blog posts.
Best of the Web. A daily roundup of news, links, etc. Just about a
blog, even though it probably wouldn't categorize itself as that.
- The Jawa Report.
Musings by Rand Simberg.
- Steven Den Beste's USS
Clueless. This site defined the essay blog for years. Large,
in-depth articles on whatever interests the author, usually things
like overall military strategy, the clash of philosophies, technology,
anime, etc. Well worth the time spent reading the archives; the author
is unable to
continue writing. His anime
blog is still being updated, though.
- Volokh Consipracy. Group blog
started by some law profs. Libertarian in leanings, but a lot of good
Following are blogs from
friends from church. Unlike the above list, I've met every single
person. Presented alphabetically by username (true names not listed;
click thru to see true name if that person wants to be public). If
you're not on this list and think you should be, send me a link.
Comics I read