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Friday, January 20, 2006

National Journal Notes "Rise of the Blogs"

Beltway Blogroll proprietor Danny Glover is also a National Journal regular and the latest issue has a package of his focusing on the growing importance in the political process of the Blogosphere.

Glover covers all the bases and has separate links to his email interviews with such Blogosphere luminaries as Henry Copeland, Glenn Reynolds, Arianna Huffington and Andy Roth.

Perhaps the most incisive point of Glover's piece is his observation that blogs on the Left had a major role in defeating President Bush's Social Security reform push in 2005. That is a point that has received little attention in the mainstream media and it is quite possibly the most important example of the growing impact of the Blogosphere on politics.

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