Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Roundup of Roundups

'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 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, 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:

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.


Bock the Robber said...

Thanks for the reciprocal nod. I do a regular listing of blogs that took my fancy and yours was one of them.

Although I visit your site fairly often, you wouldn't necessarily be considered liberal on this side of the pond. In fact, you might be regarded as a bit right-wing. This is a concept that continually fascinates people over here.

Left and right in US politics both tend to be right-ish from a European perspective, which is one of the reasons I keep drawing attention to American sites. Nevertheless, whatever the shades of nuance between us, we're united on one thing: Mr Bush.

Best wishes and keep fighting the good fight.

Kathy said...

This is a concept that continually fascinates people over here.

It's a concept that fascinates at least one person over on my side, as well. :-)

And it makes me want to move to Europe. (Of course, I've been wanting to do that anyway for quite some time now.)