It's that time of year again, where deserving blogospheric voices are given a leg up -- Blogroll Amnesty Day (B.A.D.) Jon Swift discusses what inspired the occasion here. Skippy, Jon Swift and Blue Gal, some of the nicest kids on the block and longtime friends of MBH, cordially host the festivities. Participants are asked to spread some blogroll links and love to smaller blogs.
Here's my B.A.D. roundup, a diverse bunch I hope you start visiting daily:
Pen and Sword (aka, Jeff Huber's blog) - On the topic of foreign affairs, Jeff's long-form posts are a must-read -- experience, wisdom and wit abound in every well-crafted piece. He's also a nice guy.
NPR Check - A blog after my own heart, NPR Check holds National Public Radio's feet to the journalistically accountable fire. Keep in mind that this public service must also be a time-consuming task: between all that listening and transcribing -- radio transcripts are slim pickens, folks! -- it's certainly a labor of love and positively channeled outrage.
The Unapologetic Mexican - Myriad reasons beckon your readership. Here are just three -- for the writing, for the perspective and to give Lou Dobbs the virtual finger. OK, one more: racist and xenophobic GOP and Bush administration policies, hatched under the guise of the "war on terror," have disrupted and, in some cases, ruined or ended the lives of Mexican Americans for years. Here lies the road to a brighter future and a better America.
Zuky - Proprietor Kai Chang explains, "Zuky comes from the Japanese word zuki meaning 'punch' or 'hand-strike.'" Which is exactly the effect of Chang's electric prose and incisive commentary, a shot to the solar plexus of received wisdom.
Visit, read, link, prosper. Enjoy!