I just finished reading Glenn Reynolds’ (AKA InstaPundit’s) excellent piece on what makes for a good blog. He also raises the point about the anonymity of leftwing blogs I just referenced below. I agree with Glenn’s point about how anonymity can drain the energy and personality from such sites (and I agree with him about his kind words for the Corner). But I think he misses another point. When these guys take potshots without signing their names to them, it comes across as profoundly weasily. When last I read Tapped, it had an angry intern feel to it more than an “institutional” feel.
Anyway, I do think it’s an interesting question: Why do these leftwing and liberal magazines and sites refuse to put their names where their mouths are?