3QD Politics Prize Semifinalists


The voting round of our politics prize (details here) is over. A total of 286 votes were cast for the 46 nominees (click here for full list of nominees). Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.

Carla Goller has designed a “trophy” logo that our top twenty vote-getters may choose to display on their own blogs. So here they are, in descending order from the most voted-for:

  1. Politics Semifinalists MF Blog: Is the Obama administration still worth defending?
  2. 3 Quarks Daily: Embers from my Neighbor’s House
  3. Elizabitchez: Middle class values don't solve poverty
  4. 3 Quarks Daily: America, the Cold War, and the Taliban
  5. 3 Quarks Daily: Is Obama About To Become Just Another War Criminal?
  6. News From the Zona: Republican Virtue and Equality
  7. Justin E. H. Smith: On Criticizing Israel
  8. 3 Quarks Daily: May our Gods be angry: Celestial politics in Bas Congo
  9. Wisdom of the West: Blunderbuss
  10. Once Upon A Time: Tribalism and the Destructive Politics of Demonization (I): The Largely Unrecognized Possibility for a New Coalition
  11. Tom Paine's Ghost: Should scientists speak their minds?
  12. Black Agenda Report: The Great Black Hajj of 2009
  13. 3 Quarks Daily: Who ended the 6-month ceasefire in Israel/Palestine?
  14. Chapati Mystery: Will Pakistan Become a Theocracy? III
  15. Black Agenda Report: Liar, Liar!! Barack Obama's Secretary of War
  16. Glenn Greenwald: Greg Craig and Obama's worsening civil liberties record
  17. Lenin's Tomb: Rwanda, the RPF, and the myth of non-intervention
  18. PH2.1: Zero Global Zero
  19. The Cedar Lounge Revolution: The market and high incomes
  20. I Hate What You Just Said: Thomas Paine, Teabagger

The editors of 3 Quarks Daily will now pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists to Tariq Ali on December 11. We will also post the list of finalists here on that date.

Good luck!