I have recently added Matthew Yglesias, Kevin Drum, Joe Gandelman and Sean-Paul Kelley back into my RSS reader. What I'm attempting to do is find out how these folks, who have shown ample intelligence and insight, may or may not be representative of the other end of the political blogosphere. At the very least, I know I'll be expanding.
I've already spent a little time throwing a few barbs across the transom in the form of comments, but I hope to elevate that to trackbacks. In the meantime, I have to get into the habit of checking back to see if anyone is following up on my comments. That's going to take a little getting used to, but I think it's worth the effort.
The first thing I've noticed (and I've even ventured over to MyDD in reading through referenced posts) is the sheer volume of commenters these guys have as compared to the blogs I prefer. So the first thing I'm thinking is why do they put up with all of the nonsensical folks who have the annoying habit of saying 'me first' when they are the first person to post a comment? My gut reaction is that they care about numbers and interactivity rather than more precise analysis.. but maybe I've been spoiled by Spook86. The liberal and left game in politics is to grind the administration into whatever kinds of backwaters they can come up with, and the onus is on us to reason a way forward. No wonder there is no consensus.