Coming in first among the Watcher's Council entries was Joshuapundit's "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"... Accommodating Islam. If you've read the children's book from which the title comes, you know the drill: A little seemingly innocuous request is followed by another, lager, and another, even larger request.
Right behind was a post I thought to be one of the best of the year, Bookworm Room's The Wizard of Ooze. Bookworm used to think Obama was like Chance the gardener in Being There; now she sees him (much more correctly) as a reverse Wizard of Oz. Reverse Wizard? Read it.
On the Non-Council side, The Brussels Journal scored a runaway win with Creating a European Indigenous People's Movement, which you can't read without drawing analogies to The Communist Manifesto or the Declaration of Independence. It is right, it is true, and I hope it sweeps through Europe like wildfire.
I call your attention to my nominee, which came in tied for third, Rachel Lewis' Put On Your Helmets, We're Talking About Abortion. I thought this an exceptionally powerful discourse opposing abortion, just because Lewis approaches the subject as a single person who enjoys sex frequently, is not at all bound by moral constraints or a fear of retribution, yet came to find herself quite opposed to abortion.
See all the winners here.
Thanks, Watcher, for running such an exciting show.
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