by Jeremy Young | 11/14/2008 03:42:00 PM
Lots of great posts from our writers at other sites: Gordon Taylor on the Armenian genocide resolution at HNN; Elle on Obama's victory at The Unapologetic Mexican; and James Livingston on the same subject at Politics and Letters. Also, check out PhDinHistory's excellent post on the GRE at his own blog.

In case you've got a hankering to own Independent Political Report, the preeminent website on American third party news, it is now being auctioned on eBay. Starting price: $1,099. If this seems steep, keep in mind that its smaller competitor, Third Party Watch, was purchased six months ago by right-wing activist Richard Viguerie for five figures. It's a steal for whoever gets it (you won't make back your money for a few years, though, until election season ramps up again).

Change is in the offing around these parts, and it's affecting me as well. I'm considering sharing editorial responsibilities at ProgressiveHistorians with someone else in some arrangement yet to be determined. If you think you might be that someone else, shoot me an e-mail.

What's on your mind?

[Update] I'll be attending the national gay-rights protest this afternoon at the Courthouse Square in Bloomington (see here for details). Gay rights are the civil rights issue of our time, and if there's anything out there worth telling your grandkids you stood up for, this is it. The event will be taking place simultaneously all across America at 1:30 PM Eastern time; if you're interested in attending, you can find your town's protest location here.

[Update] And, I suck bigtime. I managed to sleep through the entire rally. I'm pretty pissed at myself, but I hope it went well.



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Blogger Jeremy Young on 11/14/2008 4:42 PM:

Making a couple of changes to the site design. First, the "Also By Our Authors" box will now only include published books, not articles or op-eds. That's mostly because I got tired of linking all my HNN pieces over there, making it look like I'm a lot more published than I am. Folks only really care about the books anyway.

Next, over in the "Appendices" on the left sidebar, I've got a section called "Resources." This has been around in one form or another since the beginning of the site, but I'm still not happy with it. It's basically a catch-all category for links I can't live without but don't have anywhere else to put. Any suggestions for what to do with this -- grow and expand it, eliminate it, change its organization?


Blogger Lisa Pease on 11/14/2008 10:04 PM:

I'm slowly recovering from a year's worth of activism - actually, from about 16 years of activism. I need a break. If, after all this work, Obama hires Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, I'll feel so defeated. That's not change I can believe in. Make her a Supreme Court justice. But don't let her loose to work HER foreign policy on the world. This is not a woman who will tow someone else's line.

I hope this is more of a courtesy, that he considered her for a very high level job. But if he puts her there, I'll feel all the work of the past year will be partly out the window. I did NOT want a Clinton in a high level place in government. I was not happy what they did the last time they had the opportunity.

So I'm depressed tonight, just when I should still be celebrating...


Blogger Jeremy Young on 11/14/2008 11:22 PM:

Lisa -- I have to say, I don't think it's going to be that big of a problem. I think Obama is powerful enough to rein in anyone he picks as Secretary of State, and fire them if they don't kowtow to his wishes. I wish he wouldn't pick her too, but it doesn't surprise me -- it's quite in line with his message of unity and bipartisanship. Anyway, the only person I DIDN'T want him to pick for SecState, he picked for his Vice President, which solved the problem...