22 January 2009 | Team Tamar

Adopt-a-blog #10 Thinkprogress,

According to Wikipedia, the Thinkprogress website is “a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all.”.  It is funded and run by the Centre for American Progress, which is a liberal political policy research and advocacy organisation.


Checking the website for myself, I found blogs divided into categories along the lines of ‘Social and Economic justice’, ‘Incompetent Establishment’ and ‘A Secure America’, which are colour coded for reader’s convenience.
The blogs generally have a factual, serious and intellectual tone.  Judging by the daily high number of user responses/comments, the site seems to be popular and attract discussions, insight, opinions, centred around leading blogs/articles.  Rich in content, links, illustrations and or short videos, the blogs are news orientated on American politics.
I liked not having to register to add comments to blogs and found it easy to comment on articles like: “Let Barack have his Blackberry”, where I thought a picture of him using a mobile phone under this heading will do wonders for sales of Blackberry units.  But I noted negative comments left by some serious members of the community about this blogs news worthiness.  Which begs the question, what blog is worthy on this site?  For those who have been living in a hole for the last year, Barack Obama is the first African American president of the United States, newly sworn in.
If you are interested in American politics, and like to keep tabs on various members of the American government, then this is a good place to check out initially. With accessible archives especially from using its Google powered search engine, it’s a decent resource to find out which American policy maker did what, where and why.  It is a thinking persons blog site, hence the subliminal peppering of the word ‘think’ around the site I guess, so be prepared to put up with some fairly dry reading, however there is humour to be found on this site.

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