In honor of Blogroll Amnesty Day, and to put my own time and effort into the cause of building a community of progressive bloggers, I'm starting The Progressive Blogroll.
[Update: This was not a particularly successful idea, mostly because I didn't follow up on it. I don't have time to promote and maintain it. If anyone wants to take it over, email me.]
To get on the progressive blogroll, you must actually display the blogroll. Put one of these links in your sidebar:
Second, you have to support "progressive" politics, rather loosely defined: You should support the civil rights (especially privacy rights) of individuals, economic populism, separation of church and state, and anti-imperialism. You don't have to be a communist, atheist or Quaker pacifist, but if you think the government should have unlimited, unsupervised wiretapping powers, if you're on the board of Wal-Mart, if don't see any problem with Rupert Murdoch owning our entire media infrastructure, or if you think the war in Iraq is just peachy and you're hoping Iran is next, you're probably not a good fit.
Third, you should actually write about progressive politics from time to time: serious investigative journalism, registering your outrage at egregious bullshit, philosophical and political theoretics, or even just links to other progressive posts you've enjoyed.
To get on the blogroll, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Progressive Blogroll" in the subject line and put the name and URL of your blog in the body.