“The local bloggers are longtime political activists in the state, some of them local committee people,” Ms. Hamsher said. “They blog as a way to express what they’ve been doing for a long time, anyway. For them, it’s like a cafe. It brings them together.”
In doing so, the bloggers have emerged as an important, if unofficial, source of opposition research and creative thinking for the Lamont campaign. […]
Even before the national bloggers arrived, about a half-dozen Connecticut bloggers supporting Mr. Lamont began gathering at cafes and bars to exchange ideas, offer tips about posting high-quality video and report on their campaign activities. Often, they are joined by Tim Tagaris, who works as the Internet communications director for the Lamont campaign.
“Before this race even began, there was space for this to emerge — there were writers and thinkers online and people who were already engaged,” Mr. Tagaris said in an interview. “They found a voice, the national bloggers linked to the local bloggers, and they linked to the reality on the ground.”
Senator Tom Cotton’s report on the service branch gets a lot right about the upper ranks, but the enlisted side remains in dire need of attention.
The White House is proposing what would amount to a second estate tax. The one we already have is bad enough.
The New Zealand weightlifter, who was born and competed as a male, has clear advantages over female competitors.
American men have fewer friends than in decades past. We should dedicate time to fostering friendships. They provide an immediate and enduring reward.
Democrats are treating the infrastructure and reconciliation bills as linked, and so should Republicans and everybody else.
College Republican chapters all over the country claim they are being disenfranchised by a president seeking to consolidate power.
Following their victory over New Zealand, the team’s next match will be against Australia.
Our great-grandchildren are liable to recognize our chauvinism and wonder.
Succumbing to the all-too-human urge to hate for the sake of hating, to belong for the sake of belonging, stands in opposition to the Founders’ ideals.
But do the Wolverine Watchmen militia members have a valid claim?
Today, the compulsive habit of comparison driven by our democratic way of life has gotten entirely out of hand.
The Villa’s very beautiful indeed, but it’s also an intellectually rigorous place with many artifacts of high quality.