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The War on Justin Bieber

As long as you can remember, you have been a music lover. Though your tastes have always been somewhat eclectic, you have always had a soft spot in your heart for independent singer-songwriters that combine technical proficiency with thoughtful and original lyrics. You’ve even got your school’s principal to agree to let you and your…

Ordinary Blogs (re-posted)

[reposted from Sunday] If I could draw your attention to the top of the page for a moment you will see a number of pages listed in our navigation bar. Beginning with “Home” you will then progress on to the “Masthead” and from there make your way to the “Contact” page and then the “Blogroll”.…

Lament for a Dying Medium

It’s ‘Celebrate Old Media Day’ here at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen, and following Freddie on Gladwell on Free, I thought I’d chime in with my own appreciation for the news industry. Like Freddie, I’m not sure things are getting better, and I tend to think recent events bear this out. The revolution in Iran,…

on the fly vs fly on the wall

Scott is right, of course.  The blogging community functions more like a sawed off shotgun than one of these, even when we’re dealing with topics that are undoubtedly long range.  Some pieces might hit the mark, but a lot of them won’t.  Nevertheless, there is something good and valuable to this sort of approach that…

around the web on May 20th

Paul Romer envisions Hong Kong like city-states for developing countries. Stephen Walt discusses realism and tolerance, using DODT as a leaping point. Eric Brown and Darwin Catholic discuss bioethics, health care, and Catholic teaching at The American Catholic. Shafeen Chanaria wants kids to be exposed to the real world from a young age.

25 Best Blogs

Time has a story out today on the 25 best blogs (and 5 most over-rated blogs).  No huge surprise, Andrew Sullivan makes the cut.  Looks like some good stuff all around – something for everybody – maybe a blog or two you haven’t read yet…probably a lot you have (like TPM, and HuffPo etc.) Here’s…