I've linked to them under the political links section here as itself
This has forever been a blog that celebrates the disenfranchised voices in politics, culture, and education. And I ruthlessly skewer the status quo with as much satirical candor as I can muster on a tired evening.
But this blog started during the Bush/Cheney regime and something I have never said but need to is that as fiercely as I objected to their policies I cannot say that this blog was ever threatened in any way, implicit or explicit. Not once.
First this speaks to the strength of the First Amendment and those of us who exercise it with religious trust. But secondly, it speaks to the American character - even the hard-core neo-cons back off from trying to muzzle another citizen speaking their mind.
As I said, I'm proud that Tea Partiers link to this, a most-liberal blog. Not because they agree but because we can agree and disagree and fight through issues that move us.
It is important for those of any party or persuasion to lighten up enough to recognize our common interests so that we can be sure that those things don't become collateral damage. And its important for us to disagree enough to create the sparks that illuminate a step in the right direction.
And for as often as this blog has been called provincial and partisan, the truth of the matter is that it has always represented those whose voices represent a broad and rich spectrum of people who have every right to be heard and respected. I'm proud of that too.