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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:03 AM
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Poll question: Who Is The Best Liberal Columnist Out There Right Now?
Forgive me if I miss a few, I read the NY Times, Washington Post, and Newsday every day so I'm most familiar with their columnists.

My pick is Jimmy Breslin, from Newsday. Not only is he an awesome columnist, but he's a classic old school gumshoe reporter. He talks to average, everyday folk and he digs up great and interesting things and translates it into articles about nationwide news.

He's been hammering Bush mercilessly for years now and he's got the most biting criticism of Bush I've ever seen in a mainstream paper.

What's your pick?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:04 AM
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1. Two you missed
Will Pitt and Joe Conason
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:08 AM
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5. where is Conason published?
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:22 AM
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11. Salon.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:04 PM
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17. New York Observer as well n/t
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:05 AM
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2. You left off Joe Conason
Edited on Fri Mar-26-04 10:16 AM by Bandit
Smokin' Joe is a powerful force.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:07 AM
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3. Add Robert Scheer
There are more - I read smirking chimp articles every day, but can't think offhand of more..
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:53 PM
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18. That's why I voted "other"
I like the others, but Scheer just lets 'em have it, and does it with the sanctification of decades of decency and perspicacity.
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:08 AM
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4. I'm not sure I'd call Krugman a liberal
I think he defies characterization, which is why I picked him. I have little doubt that if he thought the Democrats were doing something stupid, he'd hammer them to. He's got integrity, and I respect the hell out of him.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:09 AM
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6. i think that's the perfect definition of a liberal
Liberals don't hesitate to attack Democrats, or eachother.
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whatelseisnew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:28 AM
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13. Agreed, he is a centrist , propaganda has redefined the terms
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:17 AM
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7. Greg Palast
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:20 AM
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8. Leonard Pitts
Tom Teepen
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:20 AM
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9. Da Krugster. He goes for the jugular. (nt)
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:22 AM
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10. Where's "Smokin' Joe C.?"
nt
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right is wrong Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:23 AM
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12. Josh Marshall gets my vote
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:29 AM
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14. Ivins and Krugman are great, but Ted Rall is more liberal
and my favorite
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:31 AM
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16. Yep- I like Ted Rall as well.
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Crowdance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 10:29 AM
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15. Katha Pollit, the Nation
n/t
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:53 PM
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19. I hate to run with the herd but: Krugman
Thanks, Paul...you True Patriot!
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:54 PM
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20. Conason or Dionne
Although Molly is very good as well.
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FrankBooth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:54 PM
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21. I don't know if he qualifies as a columnist
but Sydney Blumenthal has one hell of a way with the English language.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:59 PM
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22. I like Michael Kinsley
and Tom Oliphant.
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DennisReveni Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 01:00 PM
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23. Not on the list
Why isn't Pilger on the list?
He is one of the most liberal of the bunch.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 01:06 PM
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24. Gene Lyons, of course.
No contest.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 01:34 PM
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25. posters from DU - people always post the best articles around on here...
If there's a good article out there someone always finds it and posts it here. That's how I keep up with the latest.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 05:48 PM
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26. You also forgot
David Corn and Eric Alterman
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 05:53 PM
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27. Eric Alterman
Edited on Fri Mar-26-04 05:54 PM by rucky
and Jim Wallis


but I know what you meant - IVINS!
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kaitykaity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 05:58 PM
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28. Bernard Weiner, Ernest Partridge, Maureen Farrell,
PM Carpenter, The Angry Liberal, Will Pitt, Normon Solomon, Sam Parry, Robert Kuttner are all on my required reading list.
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