Hidden Gems of the Blogosphere: Part 1
Then there are others that I can't figure out why they aren't linked to more often, and signal flares sent up whenever they post.
Exhibit A: Varifrank -- Funny, intelligent, and a wonderful talent for the always-in-control devastating rant. He does non-rant well too, but I think his post explaining the real world to a bunch of scornful Europeans ought to be printed out and framed (probably behind bullet-proof glass in liberal areas).
Exhibit B: The Mesopotamian -- I don't know how he does it, but his gentle courtesy even to the nastiest of his commenters (and he gets some bad ones, because he is an Iraqi that unequivocably supports the US invasion) is an example that never fails to make me feel humble. He's one of the most religiously tolerant individuals of any belief I have encountered. He can also be quietly funny, sarcastic, and writes with such poetry in English I can only imagine how beautiful his writing must be in Arabic. There are some who believe an observant Muslim cannot be tolerant. I invite them to read his blog, and reconsider.