Watcher’s Council Nominations – Out Of Gas Edition

The Watcher’s Council

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:

Council alum Trevor Loudon’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” is due out August 20th and if you’re familiar with his last one, you know you’re in for a superb read.

Superbly written and well sourced, it details the real roots of the toxic alliance between progressives, communists and socialists in America and connects the dots on a great deal of what’s going on today.

You can pre-order “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” by clicking on the above icon.

Today’s a special day… the birthday of our own Michael Haltmann, The Political Commentator!

Actually, the big day was yesterday, but sometimes you need a little extra time to plan a proper party. Plus this way, I bet he thought I forgot…

Michael’s a tireless and prolific writer, blogger and a good friend I really value. You can always count on him to step in and make a difference when it counts and that’s an increasingly rare quality.

And in honor of his special day, we celebrate!

Only New York’s finest, a nifty raspberry swirl cheesecake from Junior’s in Brooklyn will do.

And to go with, straight outta the Finger Lakes, some fine Genuine New York State Champagne, Great Western’s Extra Dry:

A special birthday do for a very special person. Many more, Michael… here’s to you!

This week, Ask Marion and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some excellent articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then just return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members, while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, without further ado, let’s see what we have this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that!



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