Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Watcher's Council Nominations

Each week, the members of the Watcher's Council nominate one of their own posts and a second from outside the Council for consideration by other council members in a contest for best post. The Watcher publishes the results each Friday morning. The Watcher also has a process for anyone who would like to submit one of their posts for consideration as part of the weekly contest. You can find out more about that here. This week's nominations in the Council category are:

Council links:

1. The Colossus of Rhodey - It's Going To Be One Interesting "Race"
Identity politics is biting Democrats in the ass at the moment, or at least the Clintonian wing. And if Obama becomes the nominee, the identity politics of race will take center stage.

2. Bookworm Room - Complaint, or Liberal Political Thinking in a Nutshell
The sophistry of left wing thought and the deranged socialist paradigm is all on display in Philip Roth's interview in Der Spiegel. It really "Bugs" the Bookworm.

3. The BalanceThe Glittering Eye
GE questions the degree to which the drive for production of biofuels is also driving global changes to landuse.

4. Wolf Howling - Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and McCain Derangement Syndrome
Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are being very disingenuous in their opposition to John McCain.

5. Rhymes With Right - The Problem of Double Standards In Political Speech/Contribution Limitation Laws
RWR discusses the fatuity of laws limiting political "speech" in the form of contributions of only one type - money - as opposed to contributions of time and skills.

6. Cheat Seeking Missiles - America In a Six-Word Slogan
My favorite: "Our worst critics prefer to stay."

7. Joshuapundit - None Dare Call It Murder
With the U.S. pushing for "peace in our time," the PA is trying to avoid judgments against it for the terrorist murders of U.S. citizens.

8. Trying a Child For Her Own Murder: Legalistic IdiocyThe Education Wonks
An attorney pursues a repugnant defense in a case of severe child abuse.

9. How the Democrats Will Attack McCain... and Fail MiserablyBig Lizards
McCain's campaign will be a referedum on his character. Specific policies are secondary. This piece has some interesting parallels to my own submission this week.

10. ComplexDone With Mirrors
DWM goes to where Eisenhower's granddaughter didn't in the full examination of President Eisenhower's prescient warnings of the dangers to our society from currents he observed.

11. Of Israel, the Palestinians and the United StatesSoccer Dad
Soccer Dad gives a thoughtful examination of U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinians and wonders, without much hope, that the next President can correct its course.

12. Mandate Me, BabyRight Wing Nut House
Socialism firmly took hold in Britain under Clement Attley in 1945, and Britain has been in its grip since. Will 2009 be they year America finally succumbs to this scourge.

Non-council links:

1. Tim Rutten Lies About Cheney's CPAC SpeechPatterico's Pontifications

2. Obama's Politics of Collective RedemptionAmerican Thinker

3. Not Ready For Prime TimeCaptain's Quarters

4. The Red King and Equality Before the LawBrits at their Best

5. Seven Reasons To Support The GOP's NomineeHugh Hewitt

6. Fear-Mongering FearFalling Panda

7. The White House Wants a $1.4 Billion Stimulus/National Security Package... for MexicoMichelle Malkin

8. Mexico and the Merida Initiative Continued; Update: Audio AddedMichelle Malkin (2)

9. Are We At War? And What Is the Political Consequence of That For Conservatives In This Election?BeldarBlog

10. The Final Mission, Part IIMichael J. Totten

11. The Obama Che Flag FlapAce of Spades HQ

12. Obama, Exxon Mobil, Economics and PopulismThe QandO Blog

13. Preemptive ColdeningClassical Values

14. Dodgey Column: Is There a Cure of Obamaitis?Dodgeblogium

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