It’s raining men blogstyleWritten by Lisa Renee Ward | | firstname.lastname@example.org
While most of my blogging centers around local politics, I started out as a national blogger. Political blogging is a male dominated land where not many women venture so here the blogs I try to visit daily.
First on my list is Talking Points Memo where Joshua Micah Marshall has earned his top ranking in the national blogosphere by providing breaking news political coverage and commentary on what’s being reported elsewhere. The political insight provided at times cuts through the spin that exists.
I like to hear and see things for myself, which is why Crooks and Lairs is one of my favorite sites. While there are women who contribute to the site, it’s the creation of John Amato who started the blog in 2004. The main focus is more than just written commentary, they provide video clips that are at times really important to understanding context.
Powerline is the national blog I read most that is more conservative in nature. The three lawyers who make up the writing team; John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson and Paul Mirenogff provide some interesting food for thought. There have been many times I’ve learned about a story thanks to their blogging.
When it comes to state of Ohio bloggers, I visit The Keeler Political Report every day. Not just because of Ben Keeler and I’s Ohio Carnival of Politics connection, but because I enjoy reading what his thoughts are on political issues related to Ohio. He’s also participated on my blog with some insightful commentary.
A daily visit (sometimes more) to Ohio Daily Blog keeps me up to date on what’s happening in Ohio, especially related to the General Assembly races. Jeff Coryell does a Herculean job when it comes to keeping track of all of the races that makes his blog a must read for me.
One of my favorite writers on Buckeye State Blog is Modern Esquire, I followed his writings when he posted on his individual blog. Modern puts a good deal of research and thought into his posts whether the topic is related to law, national or state issues.
Last but never least would be Tim Russo with his latest blog, Blogger Interrupted, this blog is not for the faint of heart as Tim writes things as he sees them. At times controversial and almost always passionate in his support of his selected candidates from the left, he blogs in what I call a “damn the torpedoes” style. While I can’t say I always agree with him, checking out what he’s focusing on today has become a daily routine.
If I had to sum up what I gain from all of these blogs focused on today it would be insight into different perceptions that each on of them share. While I realize there is a tendency to read bloggers we agree with more than disagree with, I personally think it’s important as a political blogger to continue to challenge my own perceptions. Each of these men on my list of favorites has done that for me at times and I hope you find a few of them as your new favorites as well for that same reason. In the meantime, if you are looking for more from me, you can always find me on Glass City Jungle and by email at email@example.com.