Some extra attention for a few centrist, moderate, and independent bloggers …
Orlando Machete wonders if U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, has jumped off the deep end with her apparent, newfound love for the Land of Hugo Chavez.
At The Reaction, Libby Spencer examines questions about the utility of killing al-Qaeda leaders, including the Grand Poobah (bin Laden) himself.
Nancy Hanks flags a Fredericksburg, Virginia paper’s report on local GOP resistance to open primaries — one of the developments widely recognized as crucial to advancing the prospects of independent candidates.
At Mirror on America, The Angry Independent draws much-needed attention to a story with roots in our shared community of residence (St. Louis), regarding the mysterious death of Army Pvt. Lavena Johnson, who was killed in Iraq in July 2005.
Meanwhile, at Middle Earth Journal, Ron Beasley examines a fascinating slice of history from the early 20th Century, one that exhibits more than a few parallels to the contemporary conundrum in Baghdad.
As a former print media guy who roots for the resurgence of a dying but still-important medium, I’m compelled to highlight this Jeff Jarvis nod to Michael Rosenblum’s conjecture that old print media are actually better suited for a world of citizen video journalism than old TV media.
Shay, at Booker Rising, suggests that Presidential hopeful Bill Richardson may have the “right idea on Iran.”
And finally — last on today’s list, but certaintly not least in importance — Amba at AmbivaBlog reminds us that, his recent blunders notwithstanding, former President Jimmy Carter has had a very full life of doing good for those most in need.