This piece by Freddie deBoer on the milquetoast, capitulation-happy people who dominate the "left" in blogging today, and how its membership excludes opinions that are actually leftist, isn't just good. It isn't just great. It's ASTONISHING. Even if you disagree with it, it's one of the best pieces of long-form personal essay-writing I've read this year. It's a rich, meaty smack in the face to those who argue that "blogging is dead" by reminding people what the hell it was always about.
I may have more to say later. But I'll tell you two things: Freddie is going on the blogroll RIGHT NOW, and I don't have the faintest clue what the hell happened to Matthew Yglesias, either.