“Everything is so ugly now. I don’t know what happened with jazz. It’s political,
it’s angry — anything but musical. Where is it written that music should
be unpleasant? Life is.”
— Artie Shaw

Thomas Sowell
“our greatest contemporary philosopher” – David Mamet
Watts Up With That?
Commentary by Anthony Watts on puzzling things in life, nature, science, weather, climate change, technology
Ricochet.com: topical conversation
Even an ordinary semi-intelligent guy in Brooklyn who reads the paper carefully early each morning can regularly catch errors of fact and logic.
AGW, history’s biggest science scam: Climategate.com
ICECAP: The International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project
Plus: Fact-based climate debate, and the aftermath of the Copenhagen summit [expired link], which featured “45,000 of the most professionally worried people on the planet.”
Sunday Times (UK, 14 FEB 10) [expired link]: “World may not be warming, say scientists”
James Lileks
including The Bleat, The Institute of Official Cheer, The Dorcus Collection, and Art Frahm’s effects of celery on loose elastic.
Savvy observations on contemporary politics, business, and economics by Jack Risko, who “has been a curmudgeon for many years”
Mining Twitter to bring you who said what in US politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news. Owner, Founder, and Chief Exec Officer: Michelle Malkin
William A. Jacobson: Legal Insurrection
“a rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt” + “in conformity with or permitted by law”
Michael J. Totten
a reader-funded foreign correspondent & foreign policy analyst reporting from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus
Free minds and free markets
Previously a lifelong Dem, born in NY and living in NE, surrounded by libs, found herself leaving the fold and becoming a dread neocon.
Background as a therapist, her politics make her a pariah in the profession
Comprehensive summaries of military news and affairs, including under-reported, out-of-the-mainstream, unusual, or just plain weird military-related information.
Human Progress
The fate of humanity is improving. Fast. Here’s evidence.
Conserve Fewell
Environmental sanity.
A Psychoanalyst Attempts to Understand Our World
News Fairly Unbalanced — We Report, You Decipher
Dummie Funnies
The Loony Residents of the Democratic Underground and the Leftwing Blogosphere in General
Junk Science
All the Junk That’s Fit to Debunk
Gatestone Institute
Human rights activists, moderate Muslims and investigative reporters amplifying dissident voices worldwide, stressing the need for
reforms in rule of law, property rights, free-market opportunities, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other institutions of democracy
The People’s Cube
The Karl Marx Treatment Center
American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Muslims who believe they can practice their faith more freely and
more Islamically in America than any other place in the world

Updated: February 18, 2014