Monday, August 15, 2005

The Blogometer

The National Journal Group has put together a nice roundup on what's happening in the 'sphere. Published "every weekday at noon", it looks like a good resource for what's being discussed and by whom, if you're interested in such temperature readings.

2 comments:

Daisy Girl said...

WOW! I cannot believe there are that many articles about so much shit! Good grief! I guess it's good to have convictions and to stand one's ground, but I'd rather do something more productive with my time than read through all that crap! I guess I like my little world and don't feel an overwhelming need to toss my hat into the political arena. Frankly, there hasn't been one thing that I've read that has moved me to become any more politically motivated than I already am, which isn't a lot. I'll just tend my gardens, continue learning herbology, grow my plants and herbs, and deal with the crises of the world when they land on my doorstep. Works for me!

Cantankerous Bitch said...

What I'd like to see is people getting more informed in general. This doesn't mean that everyone has to become an activist or run for public office, but I do wish for a more informed electorate. Particularly with the 2006 elections coming up. Voter turn out for the mid-terms is typically even more dire than for the presidential elections, and I think this is widely due to people simply not being familiar with who's running and what initiatives are on the ballot. Who we send to Congress is just as important as who we send to the White House, since it's Congress that has a direct impact on so much of our legislation.
Just imagine what would happen to our elections if we had 80% turn-out or better...