Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scouring Corante for content

Corante is one of those collective blogs which I used to frequent a lot in the past, but gradually drifted away from. Now it seems to be yet another half-dead pundit farm (I seem to be using that term a lot lately). You have to use the drop window on the front page to get to the pages with fresh content--which amounts to only about half of the listed categories. If the webmaster would feature the new content prominently on the front page, they could spare themselves the annoyance of being written up at blogs like this.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Absent American

I thought about Orson Scott Card the other day, for the first time in a long while. After 9/11 and during the run-up to the Iraq war, his column was a must-read for anti-jihadists like me. Now that the fury of the early Aughties has dissipated, under the weight of the events since then, I've gone back to The Ornery American to look around. He's still posting, his "weekly" column appearing very irregularly now, every few months. The "guest essays" section has had no fresh meat for more than two years. A community carries on, behind the registration wall in the forum, looks like The Ornery American is now just another mostly dead pundit farm.

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