Those of you who read this journal for my fumbling, aimless political crankery: if you're not doing so already, please do yourselves a favor and read Cursor daily. The Twin-Cities-based website is perhaps the most invaluable news source I've ever encountered, with top-shelf links about highly important issues every damn day. This isn't like my site, with its sporadically amusing potshots at right-wing babbleizers, or even like Kos or Digby or Atrios, who often get bogged down in personalities or partisanship. It's a left-wing blog to be sure, but it's pure news, with really excellent organization, tons of citations and crosslinks for each piece, and a great archive for more in-depth treatment of major issues. Just today, there's links about a buried story of how Dick Cheney authorized a takedown of Flight 93 without consulting the president, an excellent piece by the always-worthwhile Dahlia Lithwick about how three major stories about abuses at Gitmo have broken in the last week and no one seems to care, and an editorial piece from Ha'aretz about the giddy Israeli response to Hamas' electoral victory: starve Palestine into submission.
Cursor, kids. Read it.