3QD Politics Prize 2010 Semifinalists


The voting round of our politics prize (details here) is over. A total of 493 votes were cast for the 44 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_160_seminfinalist Muhammad Cohen, Twenty reasons Barack Obama stinks
  2. Huffington Post, Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake “Made in the USA”
  3. 3 Quarks Daily, The Trappers and the Trapped
  4. Sexy Beast, Spitzer, Stop Hiding From Your Call Girl Past
  5. Accidental Blogger, What was malt liquor?
  6. Farming Pathogens, The Alan Greenspan Strain
  7. 3 Quarks Daily, Who Will Be A Champion Of The Left We Can Believe In? As Bush-lite, Obama Ain't It
  8. 3 Quarks Daily, The Revolution Will Not Be PowerPointed
  9. True/Slant, Some Iran Questions Without Answers
  10. Ideas in Motion, Covering Mirrors *
  11. The South Asian Idea Weblog, 9/11: Socrates, Machiavelli, Christ and Gandhi
  12. Wisdom of the West, Politics
  13. 3 Quarks Daily, War and the American Republic
  14. NPR Check, Asymmetric Accomplices to Murder
  15. PH2.1, Getting to Agreement
  16. Zunguzungu, Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; “To destroy this invisible government”
  17. The Philosopher's Beard, Politics: Can't Someone Else Do It?
  18. The Heart of the Matter, It's Just a Leak
  19. Naked Capitalism, End This Fed
  20. Stephen Walt, Why America is going to regret the Cordoba House controversy
  21. Black Agenda Report, The Unraveling of the Empire of Finance Capital

* This post was inadvertently left out of the list of semifinalists, so I am adding it now. My apologies. It was considered for the finalists but did not make the cut. See comments below.

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 very soon, possibly even later today, to Lewis Lapham. We will also post the list of finalists here then.

Good luck!