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The Best State Political Blogs (Revised and Extended)

One year ago (almost to the date) we asked the Fix community to offer up their suggestions for the best political blog (or blogs) in each of the 50 states.

And, you responded!

But, the fickle world of blogs means that in the past year a number of our favorites are no more -- RIP Virginia's "Raising Kaine" -- and other new players have popped up in the political blog world.

So, it's time for an update.

Our goal is to have at least one political blog for every state in our new and improved list. If you've got one -- or many -- suggestions for blogs we should include offer them in the comment section below. (You can also send me a note via Twitter -- if that's your preferred medium -- at "TheFix.") If you can pass along the RSS or Atom feed, even better.

We'll collect all of the suggestions and compile a list that will gets its own post later this week. And, thanks to the handy-dandy new blog template for the Fix(!), we'll be able to prominently feature the list -- permanently -- in a good spot on the page. (Keep an eye out for an extended Fix blog roll later this week too.

Have at it!

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The BEST is The Texas Insider, without doubt!

Posted by: winded1 | April 6, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Without a doubt, "The Texas Insider" is the best political blog in Texas! If you check it out you will agree!

Posted by: lenfie2004 | April 6, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

The best blog in Texas is "The Texas Insider!"

Posted by: hrumzek | April 6, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider keeps you on the inside of Texas politics with depth and detail not found in the Texas dailies.

Posted by: cmac4 | April 6, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

For the Republican side of Michigan,

Posted by: vincent_997 | April 6, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

When I want to know what fellow Texans think and know, I go first to the Texasinsider. org The debate there is usually on a higher level.

Posted by: bac2 | April 5, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

The TexasInsider is the best. You always find something of interest here.

Posted by: buwierd | April 4, 2009 3:53 AM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider provides wide coverage of Texas politics.

Posted by: davised | April 4, 2009 12:30 AM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider is a regular read for me.

Posted by: lanem79 | April 3, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

The best blog in Texas is "The Texas Insider!"

Posted by: samd3 | April 3, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I don't remember how I tripped over the site, but Texas Insider is clearly one of the most entertaining and informative sites I have joined. It's easy to read and presents a wide variety of columns authored by well known and usually respected individuals. And, the political cartoons are some of the best.

Posted by: OneNationUnderGod | April 3, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider ( is really on top of Texas Politics and deserves to be #1 in Texas political blogs.

Posted by: drkws | April 3, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider ( gets my vote. It's timely and in-your-face every day. Nobody would be lining a bird cage with printouts of this blog.

Posted by: hillde | April 3, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Here in Arizona, the ONLY place to go to for insightful, intelligent, and witty analysis and commentary is BLOG FOR ARIZONA. It's the one stop shop for the political scoops in Arizona!

Posted by: JaneAZ | April 3, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider gets my vote. The news in it is accurate and timely. You can set your watch by it. Furthermore, it reflects Texas values, not the Liberal, Yankee views of other outlets. Its "Blue ribbon fine".

Posted by: DAW1 | April 3, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

For Texas, it must be

Posted by: unojklhh1 | April 3, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Love, love, love "Blog for Arizona".
David Safier is a superb writer - very thought provoking and a good source for accurate information.

Posted by: ParentX | April 3, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Democracy for New Mexico:
Barb keeps us well informed about our political happenings in New Mexico! A must read daily blog.

Posted by: LeoCuevas | April 3, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Blog For Arizona by David Safier. Exceptional, enlightened commentary.

Posted by: BacanoraJoe | April 3, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Texas Insider blog has some of the funniest sometimes cutting cartoons I've seen anywhere. You know what they say "The truth hurts somtimes".

Posted by: 7grandkidsandcounting | April 3, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

In Texas, the is very informative.

Posted by: TxMamma | April 3, 2009 4:28 AM | Report abuse

Ohio Daily Blog, which recently re-launched, is an excellent blog that does a great job of reporting Ohio news. They've recruited some of Ohio's best political writers in the past few months, and the spike in quality of in-depth reporting, sharp analysis, and interviews with Buckeye movers-and-shakers has been amazing. This is definitely the go-to blog if you want to get rock-solid info on Ohio politics. Their sense of humor doesn't hurt, either!

Posted by: vcjpolitics | April 3, 2009 3:20 AM | Report abuse

The OC Progressive is helping turn Orange County purple.

Posted by: ellinorianne | April 3, 2009 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Check out Orange County's OC Progressive blog.

Posted by: joeesha | April 3, 2009 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Are your choices for blogs that are no longer publishing?

I see that the Colorado pick hasn't posted anything since Nov of 2008. I'd like to suggest you pick blogs that are current.

Posted by: clw56 | April 3, 2009 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Hands down the best political blog in Minnesota is Smart Politics – the nonpartisan outfit at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. It's like the of the Upper Midwest, but without playing favorites. Lots of analysis and data that appears nowhere else. Also, it's all original content – no drive-by recycling posts. It's one of the most read blogs at the State Capitol, so it has the ear of the policymakers and blogosphere tastemakers.

Posted by: mnMellie | April 2, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

No question about it- Left in Alabama is the progressive blog to enjoy in the "Heart of Dixie". From active "on the ground" coverage of the Democratic Convention to intelligent, respectful discussions of all things political, economical and home-garden-related, it's LIA every time. Y'all come!

Posted by: norminatmore | April 2, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

My vote for "Best ARIZONA BLOG" is [insert drumroll here]


Posted by: jendarland | April 2, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Arizona: " Blog for Arizona"

Posted by: newinarizona | April 2, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Check out one of last year's winners from Kentucky:

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | April 2, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

For Texas--please choose the Texas

Posted by: yrose5 | April 2, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

By far, the best in Texas.

Posted by: catia10 | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Day in, day out, up to date news, that's what I look for and I find it in Texas at:

Posted by: gopbob | April 2, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

The Texas Insider best in our state by far!

Posted by: texasbob429 | April 2, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Shocked about your SC choice -- it's pretty lurid, more pseudo-Drudge.

If you can still think clearly after 8 years of George Bush, and any number of years with Bush-wannabe Mark Sanford, fire & brimstone Jim DeMent and the confused Lindsey Graham, give yourself a treat and make the Indigo Journal a regular stop in your day. I'll bet Edmund Wilson would have:

C'mon, Chris -- get real. Don't make me tattle to Olbermann.

Posted by: whaleshaman | April 2, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Blue Jersey is essential for anyone seriously interested in the New Jersey political scene, which gets more fascinating every day!

Posted by: dottiegutenkauf | April 2, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: acidburn_0269 | April 2, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Two Great S.C. blogs:

Enjoy Progressive blogging in S.C.

Posted by: jamiesandersongcdp | April 2, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: maidenjedi | April 2, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse


The best daily we have.

Posted by: allengreerTAMU56 | April 2, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Blue Jersey.

It's been the progressive voice of New Jersey since 2005, and three local conservative echoboxes have come and gone since BlueJersey's inception.

Posted by: denniscmcgrath | April 2, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

In NH, the one blog EVERYBODY knows is Just blowing my own horn here, but check it out. It's been fresh, relevant, and raucous since day one back in late Spring, 2006.

Posted by: dlambert1 | April 2, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

In New Jersey, it's Blue Jersey. No question:

Posted by: noweeman | April 2, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I agree with BigTex2. The Texas Insider is great.

Posted by: TexasAnn | April 2, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Out here in Tall Corn country, Iowa Independent is the best by far.

Posted by: DesertStormVet | April 2, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: tphyrillas | April 2, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

You can't do Washington State without the Horse's Ass political blog. It was created by David Goldstein, who once described Tim Eyman (a right-wing professional referendum creator who specializes in meat-ax tax caps while living a privileged life in a house abutting a golf course) as a horse's ass. The name stuck, even if Goldstein's own initiative for voters to officially declare Eyman a horse's ass was struck from the ballot.

Also created by the elegant founder of an alternative weekly in Seattle, David Brewster.

Posted by: maris9 | April 2, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

The best political blog in Ohio:

I think it's comprehensive, gives good detail and is well written.


Posted by: amanda_china | April 2, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

For the blog list on The Fix:

An excellent sources of political commentary in Michigan is Inside Michigan Politics by Bill Ballenger

Posted by: billkerans | April 2, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

South Carolina:

The Palmetto Scoop

Posted by: Sammy_the_Bull | April 2, 2009 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Arizona: Rum Romanism and Rebellion Rocks!

Posted by: smeissner | April 2, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: devilsadvocate13 | April 2, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

If its not too late I'd like to submit for Colorado Political Blog:

Notes From a Grumpy Old Man

Unlike the other Colorado blogs that have their staff email in and pretend to be independent advocates, I am just one old guy writing from a moderate position, using humor aimed towards right and left.

Posted by: clw56 | April 2, 2009 12:39 AM | Report abuse


Best mainstream/conservative is:

Others that are good and far left:

Posted by: BigTex2 | April 1, 2009 11:39 PM | Report abuse

In Minnesota, the most prominent blogger is MDE at MDE is frequented by the right, left, MSM and others for his tips and thorough research. He is the go-to among go-tos out here in Minnesota.

Posted by: ctiedeman | April 1, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse


No doubt about it, best blog is

RSS feed:

Posted by: joseboscan44 | April 1, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Incidentally, the Las Vegas Gleaner was also the blog selected to represent Nevada at the DNC convention in Denver last summer.

Posted by: BruinSurf | April 1, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Nevada has several sites, but the best daily site is one based in Las Vegas called the Gleaner. The site can be found at

Posted by: BruinSurf | April 1, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

It is by far the leading conservative blog in MN.

Posted by: flynn1983 | April 1, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Disagree about "Sunlit Uplands" in SC. It's a decent site, but doesn't focus on state politics. Mainly reposts articles from national writers on religion/military stuff.

For great state content, Palmetto Scoop on the right and Indigo Journal on the left. FITS has some good content, but bought and paid for by Club for Growthers.

Main downside with SC Repub blogs is that they're all consultant run. No independent ones.

Posted by: tlmadison | April 1, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

For South Carolina,

Great political analysis from a conservative perspective.

Posted by: emisku | April 1, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

If you're taking self-nominations . . .

In Tennessee, I would recommend

I would also recommend Glenn Reynolds' mega-site, Instapundit (via Pajamas Media), but while Glenn is in the Volunteer State, he is really in a league of his own. Also check out the blog aggregator site at the Knox News-Sentinel run by Michael Silence ( and the one at the Nashville Post by Adam Kleinheider (

Posted by: bkrumm | April 1, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

In South Carolina, y'all need to check out: Sunlit Uplands

Posted by: Daniel_Cassidy | April 1, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse


Green Mountain Daily

Check out their April Fool's Edition!

Posted by: chrishvt | April 1, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

In Minnesota, the best sites are the Minnesota Independent (, which hands-down beat the competition in covering the Republican National Convention last summer, and The Uptake (, which dominated coverage of the Franken/Coleman debacle. Thanks for recognizing these sites!

Posted by: scribe2 | April 1, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

In Vermont it's Green Mountain Daily --

It's pretty far left. Has the best political commentary, best political commentary and most reliable inside info.

Posted by: Worcester_VT | April 1, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

I am a big fan of MY blog.

It's 2 Political Junkies here in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Some others that are good locally

The MacYapper blog:

Pittsburgh Lesbians Correspondents:

The Pittsburgh Comet:

Posted by: numbah_6 | April 1, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Virginia Virtucon is second to none.

Informative. Humorous (sometimes irreverent -- check out the "About Us" page). Read by congressional chiefs of staff, campaign managers, reporters and grassroots activists. Averages around 1,000 readers every day.

Posted by: JTR555 | April 1, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Georgia - Peach Pundit

South Carolina - Palmetto Scoop

North Carolina - Under the Dome

Posted by: beauheck | April 1, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

We do not subscribe to the ideology of either major political party. We urge decentralization and returning the power to the people, where it belongs. This blog is very active in New York and based in Buffalo.

Posted by: mikeinwny | April 1, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

If you are interested in Florida politics Sayfiew Review is the only way to go! Check them out at

Posted by: jevans109 | April 1, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

For Minnesota I would say

MN Progressive Project


The Uptake

Posted by: alp_mn | April 1, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

No Florida politico starts their day without Gov. Crist reads it every day, every state-wide elected, congressional member, legislator, lobbyist and staffer reads it. If that doesn't make it the best, I don't know what does.

Posted by: jaredthomas | April 1, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

While it is inordinately difficult to gain membership to their illustrious list of authors, it's still a good and reliably progressive blog for Kansas.

Posted by: JEP7 | April 1, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Florida! is by far the best political blog in Florida!

Posted by: gaze11e | April 1, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: sumpin | April 1, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I'm in Maryland --



Posted by: PunditMom | April 1, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Sayfie Review - only site worth reading for Florida Politics.

Posted by: floridaknight | April 1, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

In Massachusetts, Blue Mass Group is the place to go for political news and discussion.

Great coverage and discussion of state politics (better than any of the local papers, frankly) and a good dose of national topics as well.

Posted by: dglasser | April 1, 2009 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Sayfie Review for Florida:

Posted by: BATluvs3 | April 1, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

We still have a lively blogosphere in Connecticut. I'll post my own site,, because I think we do a good job covering state politics, but other sites that do great work covering the state are and There are others which I'm sure I'm forgetting.

Posted by: GenghisConn | April 1, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Sayfie Review for Florida:

Posted by: minutus | April 1, 2009 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Florida's best has to be

Posted by: paulray76 | April 1, 2009 8:20 AM | Report abuse

In Utah the best political newsblog is Utah Policy Daily, by LaVarr Webb:

It is very comprehensive with a lot of good links to original sources.

Posted by: grimalkin9 | March 31, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Boston Phoenix's Talking Politics at is my favorite political blog.

David Bernstein does a great job.

Posted by: jazzfriend | March 31, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

For Texas, I rely on two: and Both carry the kind of information I hope I'd be picking up if I lived in Austin.

Posted by: ecbogle | March 31, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

For the best blog in Minnesota -

The Minnesota Progressive Project

It's the only way to keep track of the insanity that is former senator sleazy norm coleman

Posted by: cynthia4 | March 31, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

The Sayfie Review for Florida...the BEST!

Posted by: anitamstewart | March 31, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The best multimedia political blog in Colorado is found at the People's Press Collective. There's more than just political opinions and textual rants. The blog also features "new media" coverage of local events in audio, photo, and video (including live stream) - with the snarky, sarcastic flavor you'd expect from a bunch of Clasical Liberals, of course.

People's Press Collective

Posted by: -wesley- | March 31, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

I second this list for Texas:

Posted by: Xanthippas | March 31, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I read MNProgressiveProject. Doesn't everyone?

Posted by: NanookMN | March 31, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse


for the left --

for the right --

The Daily Oklahoman (who shares cap reporters with the Tulsa World) has the closest thing to a fourth estate blog (which could generously be described as short on content):

Posted by: researchgal | March 31, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

I would have to say that is one of the best political blogs in colorado with significant input from political insiders of all ideological bents (though the progressives have been carrying the day lately, go figure)

Posted by: steal_this_book | March 31, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Though like others here I may be biased, I encourage you to take a look at "Blast Off!" for entertaining insight into Florida politics.

Posted by: Sinfonian84 | March 31, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Sayfie Review for Florida, no question.

Posted by: politicsboy | March 31, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse


Hands-down The Safie Review!

Posted by: Lawgirl117 | March 31, 2009 7:04 PM | Report abuse

For Colorado the obvious choice is Definitely the most respected among politicians and political insiders alike.

Posted by: ihleoblk | March 31, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Washington (the state! not D.C.)

Definitely the NPI Advocate:

I think somebody mentioned them earlier. I read them especially to stay on top of WA ballot measures. They have really good analysis of whatever initiatives or referenda are coming down the pike. The first place I'd look if I wanted WA political news. They're opinionated, of course, but who ain't these days?

Posted by: kelly2adams | March 31, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Often Jeff Mapes has a more intelligent blog than Blue Oregon, but sometimes
Blue Oregon has items of news value.

Read the profile of House Dist. 21 on to see that blog at its best.

Posted by: GHDEL | March 31, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse


Frugal Hoosiers (Conservative)

Indiana Barrister (local radio host run)

Taking Down Words (Liberal) from last year's list is defunct.

Blue Indiana (Liberal) can be okay on occassion, they are hit or miss.

Posted by: VelvetUn | March 31, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I am the senior political reporter for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland and, to be self-promotional for a moment, I'd like to nominate my own blog, "Mapes on Politics."

You can find it here:

Posted by: jeffmapes | March 31, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Colorado Pols for Colorado. It's linked regularly at other political blogs and it has a fantastic variety of diarists from all political camps. No preaching to the choir there and for a political blog, that's a rarity these days.

It truly is the only state blog that represents all voices from the left, right and middle.

Posted by: lkwcanine | March 31, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mjohns8 | March 31, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

For Colorado:

Posted by: jpetty | March 31, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

In Colorado, Colorado Pols has been the dominant political blog for years--nobody else even comes close, and the "People's Press Collective" is a reactionary joke.

In California, the left-leaning Calitics is still some of the best written.

For New Mexico, or FBIHOP.

Two words: Michigan Liberal.

Two more: Blue Hampshire.

Ohio=BSB or Plunderbund, don't ask me to pick.

If you're going to do one of the CIM outlets I'd pick the Minnesota Indpendent.

These are all the states I care to weigh in on.

Posted by: ang33 | March 31, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

In Colorado it's the people's press collective. No better coverage of Colorado politics.

Posted by: andynickel | March 31, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Face the State is for Colorado.

Posted by: covoter | March 31, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Face the State

These guys are great! Also just won Westword's Best Political Blog for the second year in a row!!

Posted by: covoter | March 31, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: totus | March 31, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse


New Nebraska Network (Progressive)

Leavenworth Street (Conservative)

Posted by: davidarnold88 | March 31, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Not eligible should be aggregator sites such as Florida's Sayfie Review. Linking to news stories, while most valuable and well done, does not constitute a blog. There is no commentary thread, nor original content other than an occasional opinion piece.
The go to Florida political blog is the St. Petersburg Times Buzz/Miami Herald Naked Politics.
Sorry Justin and Jordan, but keep up the good work on what you do.

Posted by: FloridaPol | March 31, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Sayfie Review at or Associated Industries of Florida at (disclamer: I am an employer at AIF).

Not state specific (my own Poli-Tech blog) at

Posted by: scullifer2000 | March 31, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

South Carolina: is the best by far. Go Sic Willie!

Posted by: Todd12 | March 31, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Sayfie review. FLORIDA

Posted by: davidteesdale | March 31, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

For Florida and indeed for it's National Version, you just can't beat The Sayfie Review - It's the way I start my day.

Posted by: sample1234 | March 31, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse


RSS feed per your request:

Posted by: chilisnicker | March 31, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse Right on top of every political thing that walks, crawls, or flies in Colorado.

Posted by: lenstewart1 | March 31, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Florida - the Sayfie Review. Top notch political news, expert commentary, and connected at all levels.

Posted by: jjhukill | March 31, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse is absolutely the best, most influential political blog in Florida. There is not a politician, staffer or journalist who doesn't check the site 10 times a day...including myself.

Sayfie is Drudge on a state-wide level. They break news without having to create news.

Check it out at RSS feed:

Posted by: kmg04n | March 31, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse


Nashville for the 21st Century

Post Politics

Posted by: countrypilot | March 31, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: IowaRepublian | March 31, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I vote for
Joe Monahan is the best and most balanced N.M. blogger-- who has helped the faculty at the University of New mexico in their fight for autonomy from Regents and a high paid CEO. He is much more balanced than some of the ultra-left columnistss and bloggers who lash out without considering the facts.

Posted by: imohf | March 31, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse


Robert Pickering at Metro I4 News:

Billy Townsend at Lakeland Local:

Posted by: tampatorpedoes | March 31, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

THE best blog for Florida:

hands down the most informed and thoughtful blog in the Sunshine State. And it seems to always break major political stories first...very plugged into grass roots and grass tops.

Posted by: anncarson | March 31, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

For Minnesota, I would echo KarlES:

The Uptake is especially interesting for it's focus on citizen journalism - they set the standard for coverage of both the RNC and the MN Recount.

Posted by: bleeper2 | March 31, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

from the 10th district of Illinois

Posted by: meepster | March 31, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

For Colorado, I vote for the Peoples Press Collective...

Posted by: rossputin | March 31, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: palmetto11 | March 31, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Top of the line political blog in Florida is --- look forward to seeing you list of lists!

Posted by: Maryelizmc | March 31, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Colorado: Though I could selfishly nominate my own blog, there's no competing with what the People's Press Collective has accomplished in terms of revolutionizing new media coverage of the DNC and local political events, combined with a wide array of provocative and informative opinion from conservatives & libertarians:
People's Press Collective

Effective new media of, by, and for the people!

Posted by: bendegrow | March 31, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The Buzz ( Petersburg Times)

Posted by: kevinmcgeever | March 31, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SmartyJones | March 31, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

For Coloradans seeking information other than Democrat talking points, the People's Press Collective is the premier center-right site, gathering insight from conservatives of all stripes, GOP, and libertarians (small and big L) and features audio, photography, and video--including live-video capability (in the field, not in-studio), as well as the daily insider political news analysis.

Posted by: ElPresidente1 | March 31, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

For Colorado, I prefer the political blog with a Liberty bias: People's Press Collective.

Posted by: ColoradoJones | March 31, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

We've got a very active and strong netroots in Minnesota

Minnesota Progressive Project

MN Publius

The Uptake


Minnesota Independent

Dusty Trice

In addition MN Brown ( is a great blog but focuses only on Minnesota's Iron Range.

Posted by: KarlES | March 31, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

For Ohio politics and excellent national insights, I got to Third Base Politics ( They lay down the smack, but also offer thoughtful and provocative and useful analysis.

Posted by: Silverback1957 | March 31, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

While has a progressive slant,
conservatives, anarchists, everyone is welcome there.

Except moderates. There apparently are no more moderates anymore.
Even self-identifying "moderates" aren't.

Posted by: BrianX9 | March 31, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

in new mexico here are few great blogs to consider:

Posted by: alicialueras | March 31, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

In Colorado it's Coloradopols, hands down.

Posted by: duke_escalante | March 31, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

In Minnesota, there's 3 blogs I read every day.

1)Minnesota Progressive Project,, a progressive group blog with great local writers--the Big E(Eric Pusey) and Grace Kelly, to name just two.

2)David Brauer's blog on media and politics David Brauer rocks.

3) MN Publius-- Another good blog. Another group blog. Local writer Jeff Rosenberg just joined and he's terrific.

I also love, which covered the Franken-Coleman hearings live and does other great work, but it's not exactly a blog.

Posted by: Lynnell | March 31, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse still tops in South Carolina!!!

Posted by: Craig9 | March 31, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

By far the best in Colorado is current information and lively debate. The site has a bit of a leftward tilt, but for political information they are unmatched in the Centennial State.

In Illinois, is the best. Rich Miller has better access to the insiders in both Chicago and Springfield than virtually any other political reporter in the state. The site is truly balanced and one would be hard pressed to figure out which way Miller leans in his political views.

Posted by: Coloradem1 | March 31, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I read in Colorado

Posted by: scottm880 | March 31, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

My favorite Colorado political blog is

Posted by: BlueCat1 | March 31, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

DemocracyforNewMexico excels at clear vision and commentary. It gets my vote! Barbara Wold is an incredible contribution to our community.

Posted by: focusink | March 31, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

In New Mexico, there's no doubt:
Barb Wold brings a sharp critical focus to politics in New Mexico, ensuring that the overwhelmingly powerful Democratic politicians rapidly reflect upon their stances. Oh, and not forgetting to highlight what Republicans are up to at the same time.
A wonderful read, and absolutely THE place for a 360 degree view of politics in New Mexico. Timely, ascerbic, witty: oh that Barb Wold--what a writer!

Posted by: FarmerGiles | March 31, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

For Colorado, the best political blog is

Posted by: Soren1 | March 31, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse


Save Jersey -

Simply the premier political blog in NJ - updates regularly, good interviews. The editor in chief knows his stuff

Posted by: stray | March 31, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Wellstone Action, the national training and leader development organization, blogs from Minnesota with a national perspective on the progressive movement:

Our blog provides the latest updates and voices from the field advancing public policy, running for office, and organizing at the grassroots.

Posted by: ewolowitz1 | March 31, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

FLORIDA - widely read and respected political blog easily!

Posted by: kristenmonet1 | March 31, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse


Please, people, the gay-bi-lez community has filled this comment section with their idea of a good political blog when in fact the blogs are advocacy blogs and not real political blogs. No matter how many posts recommend their narrowly-focused blogs those blogs DO NOT cover the broad spectrum of New Mexico politics. If you want New Mexico politics and not just advocacy then you need to go to:
Heath Haussamen
Joe Monahan

Nothing against "progressive" politics but advocacy is advocacy and only gives a partial picture of politics in the state.

Posted by: mrda | March 31, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse


Minnesota Progressive Project

MN Publius

The Uptake

Braublog at MinnPost

Minnesota Independent

Posted by: Sallyjo1 | March 31, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

When i need to know in MN politics I go to: and for excellent live coverage of events - including our never ending senate race:

Posted by: jessi2913 | March 31, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Not Larry Sabato

Not only is it a good blog covering VA politics, but pokes a little fun at The Professor

Posted by: NJames1 | March 31, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

South Dakota -

My own blog, the South Dakota War College, at (RSS has been covering South Dakota politics since 2/2005.

Posted by: dakotawarcollege | March 31, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I am a big fan of Barbara Wold's work at and Jeff Gardner's work at

Posted by: CharlesChamberlain | March 31, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

In Minnesota, I am of course partial to my own MN Progressive Project:
If you haven't been around the MN blogosphere for a while, MPP was the result of a merger between my MN Campaign Report and MN Blue.

The Uptake needs to be here as well:

Posted by: JoeBodell | March 31, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

My vote for the best Colorado blog -

Posted by: bcogal | March 31, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

By far the most widely read and respected political blog in Florida is It is a news/blog aggregator that has been around for over six years now. If it's not on Sayfie then it probably didn't happen.

Here's the RSS feed:

Posted by: kristenmonet1 | March 31, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse is my favorite blog, thanks to Vince, I am from Texas

Posted by: jnnarramore | March 31, 2009 8:50 AM | Report abuse

I thought New Mexico was a country.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 31, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

It's not always a statewide blog, but Dembones-Dembones ( keeps the best running coverage of Virginia's 5th district politics (and updates on recent actions of new congressman Tom Perriello), together with extremely interesting discussions of religion in politics and periodic updates on statewide issues (such as the governor's race and uranium mining).

Posted by: gezi | March 31, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse in Missouri is ambitious with some real news content as well as commentary. It often provides insights into Missouri politics that can't be found elsewhere.

Posted by: Mickey13 | March 30, 2009 11:27 PM | Report abuse

My top blog in Texas is Capital Annex ( Vince Liebowitz is exceptional in his grasp of Texas politics, his level of coverage and timely comment. Far and away best in Texas.

Posted by: bobchandler1 | March 30, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Democracy for NM is literate, savvy, focused, and detailed. My vote goes for:

Posted by: NMFoodie | March 30, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

How to decide? Here in NM, I read both Democracy for New Mexico ( and NM FBIHOP ( daily.

Posted by: lopsidedmom1 | March 30, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

For both New Mexico and national politics, great links and the best opportunity for back-and-forth among the state's progressive community,

Posted by: mona4 | March 30, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Democracy for New Mexico

Posted by: lizmelendez08 | March 30, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse rocks. The webmaster, Barb Wold, wields her own voice, is not a mouthpiece for the party, and doesn't faint from skewering whomever deserves it. In New Mexico, the Democrats face very little competition from Republicans, and so are often complacent, at best, and openly crooked, at worst. Wold holds their feet to the fire. And she doesn't just shout from the sidelines: she is involved in the local party, so her accolades and criticisms are informed by her experience in the trenches. Add to that a snappy yet impassioned writing style, and any state would be lucky to have her rallying the troops.

Posted by: phidippides26 | March 30, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

In New Mexico:


Posted by: nmprogressive | March 30, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

California's top political blog is:
Cal itics. (get it?)

Posted by: hilltopper1 | March 30, 2009 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Colorado Political Blog

Posted by: frying_pan77 | March 30, 2009 10:28 PM | Report abuse

New Mexico:

Democracy for New Mexico

Posted by: redorgreen | March 30, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Wisconsin -
Uppity Wisconsin -
The Political Environment
Eye on Wisconsin -
Folkbum's Rants and Rambles -

Posted by: cruiskeen | March 30, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

New Mexico
Best political blog:

Posted by: mbroderick1 | March 30, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: prettyandtwisted | March 30, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

By far the best, most widely read, and most widely respected blog in Colorado - both state and federal legislators post on it regularly - is

Posted by: texasex | March 30, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

For New Jersey...

is a must-read. Always up to the date news and analysis as well as interviews with all the "big fish" from NJ politics.

Posted by: mtjoffsuit | March 30, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

the post's "maryland moment".

Posted by: HannahBanana | March 30, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

For Texas:

Posted by: CapitolAnnex | March 30, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for posting this twice, but I mistakenly thought y'all allowed some html.

For Louisiana ...

Daily Kingfish:


Right Hand Thief

We Could Be Famous

And on the right ...

The Old River Road

Posted by: Daily_Kingfish | March 30, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

In Louisiana ... the blogs on the left worth perusing are:

Daily Kingfish
Your Right Hand Thief
We Could Be Famous

And on the right, the ONLY blog worth reading is:

The Old River Road

Posted by: Daily_Kingfish | March 30, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

In New Mexico go to

Posted by: pancheetah | March 30, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

For New Mexico - NM I suggest It's the only NM one I read regularly.

Posted by: ashdhart | March 30, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Best Colorado progressive blog:


Posted by: randy80302 | March 30, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

There are a lot of blogs in Texas, but outside of the ones written by members of the regular traditional press, Burnt Orange Report is the most read and trafficed one in the state (and it's nearly 6 years old).

Posted by: ktgm | March 30, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Texas has to include:

Posted by: justanothermatt | March 30, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

For the Deepest South news, views, insights and analysis, Left in Alabama leaves the others behind (at least in Ala):


Posted by: BGoshi | March 30, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Utah's most comprehensive political site:

Posted by: Utahfarmer | March 30, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm biased, but but recommend for Maryland.


Posted by: mkorman92 | March 30, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

The only Ohio blog worth reading anymore is Ohio Daily Blog. They break news and have real content and insight while a few of the others are just copy machines for recycled campaign news releases.

Posted by: westofthere | March 30, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Best Alabama political blogs

Left in Alabama:

The World Around You:

Doc's Political Parlor

Posted by: Mooncat1 | March 30, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

For Washington, the NPI Adovcate is a must-read:

They have thorough coverage of the state Legislature, the congressional delegation, electoral politics, and more.

They write about Oregon and Idaho as well, but not quite as often. The blog's feed is

Posted by: cape_seajoy | March 30, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse (Massachusetts) is a good one.

Posted by: andrea81 | March 30, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Third Base Politics

TBP is my favorite spot when I want to get an insightful and sometimes comical look at DC politics.

Posted by: yates73 | March 30, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Third Base is my pick for insightful, bold and straightford political commentary on th e passing political scene in Washington and Columbus, Ohio. Whether they are skewering the Obamasiah or just making the day a difficult on for Governor Strickland you can count on the crew at 3rd Base Politics to wield the ball and chain fairly towards one and towards all.

Posted by: bek7 | March 30, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

In New Jersey, every politico reads THE SAVE JERSEY BLOG:

They have awesome interviews, just recently Carla Katz's - Corzine's ex girlfriend - brother in law, who was paid off by Corzine sat down with them for a video interview.

It's a must read every day!

Posted by: yanks234 | March 30, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dpotts86 | March 30, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

If you want to know what is going on in Missouri, you have to read Show Me Progress (

Fired Up! does good snark, but SMP does news. It gets fresh content daily, features a lot of original reporting and is a reliable and serious news site.

Posted by: bluegalinaredstate | March 30, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

In Florida, the two top blogs are

Florida Progressive Coalition Blog

FLA Politics

Posted by: KennethQuinnell | March 30, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: VBDems | March 30, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Show Me Progress in Missouri is a good one.

Posted by: E_rock999 | March 30, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Dawn Teo provides the most comprehensive, insider coverage of AZ politics.

Posted by: sinamber | March 30, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse


Wolf interviewed Seymour Hersh on "The Situation Room" today about his claim that former VP Dick Cheney ran an "executive assassination ring" (Sy says he said "wing") out of the White House.

Hersh stuck by the story, reaffirming the substance of his claim -- but he pedaled back on his language, saying perhaps he shouldn't have used the phrase "executive assassination wing." (Sure sounded like "ring" on the tape...)

He also indicated to Blitzer that he was talking about foreign operations.

BUT -- Wolf NEVER asked Hersh about the truly explosive part of his remarks during that recent seminar in Minneapolis...

...that the CIA and the military have been involved in what Hersh described in Minneapolis as "DOMESTIC" operations against American citizens -- and he had added that such operations are still going on.

The audio is available at:

Why did neither Blitzer nor Hersh elaborate on the domestic angle? Was this omission purposeful?

Will Hersh elaborate in another forum, perhaps in the New Yorker magazine? I am curious, because his reference to domestic ops could have something to do with what is reported in this article:

OR (if link is corrupted):

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 30, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Show Me Progress in Missouri is a good one.

Posted by: E_rock999 | March 30, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

New Mexico:

Democracy for New Mexico (
New Mexico FBIHOP (

Posted by: Matt36 | March 30, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RIFUTURE | March 30, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Glass City Jungle in Ohio

Posted by: ToledoRocks | March 30, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Blue42 | March 30, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Chris, of Oklahoma is no more. I've left that Ultra-Red State to its own devices: 66% for McCain...a run on ammo after Obama elected...etc. etc. ...says it all. No offense to my home state, but I'm no longer interested.

Posted by: soonerthought | March 30, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: stephengatsby | March 30, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Rhode Island's Future

Posted by: kimberlyahern | March 30, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Best Montana blog (by far):

Posted by: LastBestPlace | March 30, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse does a great job covering Ohio and also dabbles in the national picture as well.

Posted by: MrManager | March 30, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Third Base Politics is awesome, they are rounding third and heading for home when it comes to Political Blogs.

Posted by: rpBUCKmurphy | March 30, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Alabama - Doc's Political Parlor; Left in Alabama

Posted by: jpsherer | March 30, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I love Left in Alabama. :)

Posted by: mediagadfly | March 30, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AlabamaKris | March 30, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The best political blogs in Minnesota are:

MN Publius

Dusty Trice

MN Brown

Posted by: brillo77 | March 30, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Third Base Politics

tends to be spot on despite its irreverent style. A breath of fresh air from the self-importance one often encounters in this space.

Posted by: 96Buck | March 30, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: KansasDem | March 30, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

A good political blog out of the state of Indiana is Fly-Over Country
( )

Written by Jim Clark, Fly-Over Country gives an insightful look at national politics with a liberal, Midwestern touch.

Posted by: murphypj | March 30, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ‘s plan which proposes a sweeping expansion of federal authority over our financial system, breaks from an era in which the government stood back from financial markets and allowed participants to decide how much risk to take in the pursuit of profit.
What does all this mean and have we come to the point where socialism is the answer to our problems as well as the worlds’ economic situation.
The time has come for all good men to come to the aid of their country to prevent the takeover of socialism.

Posted by: a4853916 | March 30, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Only political blog in Michigan worth reading IMO:

Takes both parties to task for the lack of political leadership in this state over the last decade.

Posted by: edwardlahoa | March 30, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

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