Some online magazines -- news sources -- whatever...
- The Diary of Samuel Pepys
The diarist -- Sam Pepys -- This site began with his first entry for January
1, 1659/60 on January 1, 2003 and has been posting a daily entry -- the
side has annotation discussions of each days' entry plus lots of good background
information. Yes, I also have this under journals, but Pepys discusses the key political events of his day... so it's similar to some of the blogs I've listed
- Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor
The noted science fiction writer, Byte columnist, etc. -- this is an offshoot of
his Byte column, literally is a "journal"
-- a daybook -- a collection of commentaries
on computers and technology and politics
and education, etc.... plus mail
- Andrew Sullivan
British-born, gay Irish Catholic conservative/libertarian providing political
and cultural commentary
- John Scalzi
A genuine published author (both print and online, both fact and fiction)
and proud father and game tester...
Glenn Reynolds is a law professor who writes one of the best known and
most influential blogs, the archetype of a libertarian blog,.
- James Lileks
The Bleat is a daily (Mon. thru Fri.) discussion of day to day adventures with his
pre-school daughter, descriptions of what he's read, watched or listened
to, analysis of current events, both major and minor. (He has been doing
this since 1997; his archives are here.) He also is a columnist for a daily newspaper and writes a web-column as well. (Hunt around on his site -- he collects matchbook covers, old
advertising graphics, terrible early 20th century newspaper comics, etc.)
- Winds of Change
A group blog -- a collection of bloggers, some of whom have dropped their
personal blog sites to blog at Winds of Change. Slogan: "Liberty.
Discovery. Humanity. Victory."
- The Volokh Conspiracy
Another group blog -- a dozen or so (14 the most recent time that I counted) people posting comments with a concentration on legal, Bill of Rights, and political issues
- Virginia Postrel
Author, lecturer, thinker, blogger... strong emphasis on design issues (author of The Substance of Style)
- Citizen Smash (formerly L.T. Smash
After blogging from somewhere in the Middle East -- "Live from the
sandbox" -- his tour of duty is over and he has returned to civilian
life, but is continuing to blog (an emphasis on military topics and war-related
Samizdata.net is a libertarian group interested in space travel, politics, etc. Samizdata.net/blog/ is their multi-blogger blog that also has a very large list of links to other blogs (of widely varying quality).
Okay, so it's not really a blog, nor is it a journal... it's a cartoon! Yeah, so, deal with it... and read it... it's really good, sharp, different, funny, a definite attitude...
- Stephen Den Beste's USS Clueless
A software engineer by trade, he discusses politics, military issues,
etc. -- very bright, very perceptive, very entertaining.
- Brian's Culture Blog
Brian Micklethwait, a libertarian Brit, has two blogs -- this one, as the
name implies, discusses cultural issues (movies, tv, advertising, the internet,
etc.) -- his other blog is...
- Brian's Education Blog
in which he discusses education issues (duh)
- Michael Jennings
an Australian, currently living in London, discussing politics, culture,
beer, science, movies, and descriptions of incomprehensible Cricket matches.
politics, culture, world events, etc. from a Canadian perspective (not
active lately, but I keep hoping she will start blogging again)
- Tech Central Station
An on-line magazine of fact and opinion, concentrating on science, technology,
the environment, and defense issues
- National Review Online
the online version of the generally conservative journal of political thought and opinion
news, comment, political analysis -- "free minds and free markets"
- Best of the Web Today
A daily (weekday) compliation of interesting (and/or weird) events and
news items (with links) -- a feature of the Wall Street Journal's online Opinion Journal
A list of online journals that I like to read
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