Thursday, November 25, 2010

Good blogs about U.S. and E.U. politics

I've found a few links for those of you who want to get other bloggers' views on politics in the U.S. and the E.U., respectively.

For informed comments on U.S. politics I recommend Talking Points Memo, which was founded by Josh Marshall. Josh Marshall holds a Ph.D. in history from Cornell University and is one of brightest bloggers around. The blog slants to the left, but is always well-informed, credible, and well-written. Plus, it often links to relevant video clips to illuminate its points.

Andrew Sullivan's blog, The Daily Dish, is a good read. Like Josh Marshall he holds a Ph.D., but from Harvard. His is in political science from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Despite his conservative stance, he's a reasonable one contrary to many other conservatives who receive media attention. He is not too proud to give credit where credit is due, e.g. in the case of President Obama.

Also, Daniel Drezner, who is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford and offers his expertise on American foreign policy in an insightful - and concise - way. Read more here.

Blogs about E.U. politics are - admittedly - hard to find. Especially ones that are readable and credible at the same time. However, I did find a couple, which offer some of the same qualities as the ones listed above about U.S. politics. The Financial Times has this one, which is quite good. Yet, it's missing the personal touch, which the other ones have, since the sender is a news paper and not an individual blogger. Nosemonkey's EUtopia, however, is entertaining, informative, and one of the best blogs around about E.U. affairs. So use this as a starting point. It's hard to classify according to a left-right scale (who are most pro-EU - the right or the left?). But judging from the tone, I assume it's centre-left. Let me know if you disagree :-)

That's all for now. Enjoy the read.

NEW ADDITION: This one is from the The Foreign Policy Association. Good stuff!


  1. Glad to see another EU blog! Have you been added to As for EU/US blogs - also check out and

  2. Hi there! Thanks for the advice on adding the blog to, and for the links.