'Tis the season for superlatives. Here is a collection of end-of-year reflection lists.
The 2007 Golden Monkeyfist Awards, a compilation of the 10 best smaller progressive bloggers.
Jon Swift's Best Blog Posts of 2007 (Chosen by the Bloggers Themselves) and Bock the Robber's Blog Picks -- which latter I'm not sure is meant to be a Best of 2007 roundup, but since Bock was kind enough to include Liberty Street in his list, I'm including his Blog Picks in my Roundup of Roundups.
The Bush Administration's Dumbest Legal Arguments of the Year. Ten doozies, chosen by Dahlia Lithwick at Slate.
Top Ten Myths About Iraq 2007 from Juan Cole, who has forgotten more facts about Iraq and the Middle East in general than George W. Bush ever knew or will know.
In Exiting Through the Door Marked 2007, Ann Althouse interweaves two New York Times lists about notable deaths in 2007 with a third list of 12 films (not exclusive to 2007) that speculate on the nature of the afterlife.
techPresident's Favorite Videos of 2007: The Candidates, an editors' favorites list of political videos made by the candidates.
Glenn Greenwald has Favorite Quotes of 2007, and Daniel Kurtzman at About.com: Political Humor shares his 20 Funniest Political Quotes of 2007.
Columnists and contributors at the Boston Globe give their candidates for the Most Overlooked Issues of 2007.
Chris Weigant gives us his 2007 McLaughlin Awards, Part 1 and Part 2.
New this year, Wired.com names the Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007.
End-of-year roundups of underreported stories is a category in itself. Here are a few I found:
- Doctors Without Borders' 10th Annual Top 10 Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2007.
- Project Censored Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2007
- Time's Top 10 Underreported Stories. (For people who cannot get enough of these kinds of lists, Time has 50 -- yes, fifty -- of them, in five different subject areas.)
Blogger Howard M. Friedman at Religion Clause lists the Top Ten 2007 Developments in Church-State and Free Exercise of Religion
The Washington Post lists its 10 Most Popular Opinions of the Year (meaning, the most popular opinion pieces written by its columnists).
Timothy Karr's offering, at Huffington Post, is the Ten Worst Telco Moments of 2007.
And last, for some perspective: Bad Astronomy Blog's Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007. Enjoy, and have a wonderful, liberating, inspirational 2008.