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Friday, March 14, 2008

Watcher's Winners

A bit of a discombobulated week at the Watcher's Council this week, as three members got dinged with 2/3 penalties for failure to participated per the Blood Oath. I understand -- it is a pile o' reading, and it takes some doing to get through it all.

But the results were good.

Wolf Howling found himself atop the heap again, this time with Change & The Cessation of British History, a piece on the EU and Britain that didn't make my top two, but was still an eye-opener.

My pick for #1, Californiachusetts by Big Lizards, came in second. It is one of the most complete arguments I've ever read against breaking down the legal walls that have secured marriage as between one man and one woman.

Maybe Joshuapundit and I traded nods to each other. I gave him a second place vote for Torture, and someone (maybe he) gave me a second place vote on my piece on the same subject, Bush Wields a Necessary Veto.

Over on the non-Watcher side of the ledger, Michael Yon was the run-away winner with Guitar Heroes. Lately Yon and Totten have had difficulty finding exciting stories in Iraq, but that's definitely not the case with this magnificent story of our tough and tested helicopter crews.

And even if you don't have time to read it, bookmark and save An Empty Revolution from Foreign Affairs. It presents every argument you'll ever need against the empty heads who support Hugo Chavez. His much-vaunted economic gains are all shams.

See all the winners here.

Thanks, Watcher, for polishing up this fruit from the tree of knowledge.