Have mentioned this site before, but often get asked where I get most of my politics information. RealClearPolitics.com has totally changed the way I find articles I read for political information. The site isn't right or left, it is just a spot to find a collection of articles relevant to the campaign and world of politics, every day.
I worry about promoting them too much, because I worry about my own readers just skipping me and going instead to them. The Washington Post, New York Times, Time, Roll Call, The Weekly Standard, The Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications, right and left, and down the middle have articles daily on this site.
It is also a great place to find recent polling data from across the country and to find relevant video. If your getting interested in politics,, this is a great place to pick and choose what you want to read.
A new feature on 17people will be occasionally giving a brief description and links to articles I think are particularly interesting and pertinent. Today there was so much great insight that I tried to keep the list pretty small.
- Dick Morris rips apart a bullshit Op-Ed over the weekend by former Hillary Clinton adviser Mark Penn who blamed lack of fundraising as to why the HRC campaign came up short.
- The Washington Posts and MSNBC contributor Dana Milbank talks about the Democrats struggle for unity after the nomination and during their unity press conference yesterday where they mentioned John McCain's name more times than they did Barack Obama.
- The Times of London has a rather surprising interview with President Bush where he actually acknowledges some regret of his own rhetoric which has caused many to think him too eager for war.
- Here is one for my outstanding Republican readers of my blog from the New Republic. It is a rather interesting view from a Republican about the 'Rise of the Obamacons' and the potential for a better than you'd think showing of Obama in the Republican ranks.
- The great and brilliant Tom Friedman wrote in the New York Times about the impact that the Democratic Primary and Obama nomination has had on the Middle East's view of the USA. While some Republicans will use this against Obama, the tale he tells is one of Middle East where despite recent growing hatred of the US they "still hunger for the 'idea of America'.”
If you only choose to read one article of the above I strongly encourage you to read the Friedman piece. The Obama campaign or the DNC may not want this article to circulate too much for fear of it being misconstrued as an endorsement from the Middle East. If you want any more of an incentive, Friedman opens the article by saying "this column will probably get Barack Obama in trouble."