Sunday, February 19, 2012

Progressive Blogs Political Packrat Recommends

We all know the big liberal and progressive writers out there and the mega players like Politico and The Daily Beast, but some of  the best commentary comes from smaller boutique blogs run by politically opinionated individuals who are good writers and out of the box thinkers.  Thought I'd share a few of my faves with you.  This list is by no means complete-- there are many more out there and I'll get to them eventually, but for starters Political Packrat recommends:

Nuts and Dolts--is one of my favorite political opinion blogs.......newly re-designed and totally wonderful  I'm always pleased when a new post pops up.  One astute observer of the American political scene blogs her thoughts and opinions with style and humor here, writing under the name of Adelia Woodbury. Check it out.

Political Irony-- has a dry humor and a wry take on Washington and the world.  Its tagline  of " Humor and Hypocrisy from the World of Politics"  says it all.  Frequent posts here always with bite-- love it.

Groping the Elephant   is not a blog about Republicans. Rather, it is as much philosophical and spiritual as it is political and it is always a great read for anyone who is basically a seeker.  The author bills himself as reflecting back on his youth as a Fundamentalist Christian and also examing his efforts to construct a worldview to replace the one of his youth.  His political observations are astute and deep.

The Blog of the Moderate Left   is a place I often check in  on and enjoy stopping  always. Free lance writer and blogger, Jeff Fecke doesn't post often, but when he does post it is always well written and thoughtful information that was worth waiting for.

Freak Out Nation  does not mince words. This blogger is passionate and fabulously vocal on all liberal and progressive issues, but is a particular champion of the Occupy movement and women's issues--two things close to my heart.  Her prolific posts reflect intelligence and caring.

Momma Politico   is a California educator and liberal progressive who tells it like it is.  Her specialty is kitchen table politics-- the best kind IMO.  Her posts are long and meaty and she's got a great sense of humor. Check her out.

Nomadic Politics  is a new kid on the progressive block, just in time for the upcoming Presidential election and it looks like it is going to be a terrific additionm with good meaty posts and essays on progressive issues in American politics.

Have so many more but have to run so this will get you started..-- check out my blogroll to find more and feel free to leave your favorites in the comments section.

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Nomad said...

You can add my name to the list, if you think my blog meets the standards.

It's just got started but there are enough posts there to get the general idea, I think.

pinkpackrat said...

Absolutely Nomad-- Just went over and signed on as your follower and I've added you here. It looks great!