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Three Great Political Bloggers

Taegan Goddard

politicalwire.com

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Goddard, former policy adviser to U.S. Senator Donald Riegle and Governor Lowell Weicker, uses his political knowledge to inform his readers of what’s happening in the world around them.

According to Goddard, the site is completely non-partisan, and he himself is an Independent.  However, his blog site has been listed as one of the “10 Popular Liberal Blogs” on blogs.com

Politicalwire covers everything from current military actions to political sex scandals and, in my opinion, remains fairly unbiased.  This makes Goddard a great person to follow if you’re looking to simply read the news, without having to do research later.

Paul Krugman

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

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Krugman is  an economics expert, a liberal and an author, which makes him a liberal blog reader’s best friend.

His blog on the New York Times’ website focuses mostly on economic issues in the United States, but also offers a left-leaning viewpoint of the way American trading, wealth distribution and economic politics are run.

Although this blog may not be a conservative’s favorite place to visit, it should be at least considered, given Krugman’s impressive stats.

Krugman is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, columnist for the New York Times and has a BA from Yale and a Ph. D. from MIT.  On top of all that he is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes.

Bill Maher

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher

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Another great liberal blogger, Maher is a political satirist, talk show host and comedian.

His blog entries on The Huffington Post’s website are brutally straight forward, hilarious and sometimes a little over the top.  He is not afraid to start “flame wars” with opposing political commentators, or to send insults at people who he believes are wrong.

Maher prides himself on being “a sane person” and has referred to himself as a progressive.  His sense of humor, though a bit brash, is well worth taking a trip over to his blog posts.

Although these three bloggers are all in the political line of work, each has their own charm to bring to the reader.  Goddard’s ability to remain unbiased (or as unbiased as you can find these days), Krugman’s experience and expertise in financial matters, and Maher’s talent of making politics uncomfortably funny are all three necessary if a reader wants to stay on top of the political world without getting too bored, or too much information from one place.

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