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August 2, 2003

Two More Political Bloggers

After Howard Dean's recent campaign success in the blogosphere, two more Dems, Senator Tom Daschle and Representative (and Presidential candidate) Dennis Kucinich have started blogs.

Daschle's "Travels with Tom" focuses on his "unscheduled driving tour" (even Daschle uses scare quotes here!) of South Dakota during the August recess. His project feels more like an online diary than a blog (no room for comments, etc). So far, Kucinich's seems to be a more conventional campaign blog, focusing on his voting record and celebrity endorsements (Willie Nelson) and such. Still, both should prove to be interesting reads.

While I'm at it, there is an interesting article in today's New York Times about the Fedreal Writers' Project, especially the discussion of the sheer volume of materials produced by some of the most important American writers of the twentieth century, including Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, and Zora Neale Hurston. The Writers' Project was eventually derailed by Communist witchhunter, Representative Martin Dies Jr., the subject of one of my favorite recent films, Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock. I forget who said it, but the reviewer who praised the film's final shot is absolutely right: it's "brilliant."

Posted by chuck at August 2, 2003 1:19 PM

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