Watcher’s Council nominations for February 25, 2015

Here’s the nomination post, straight from the Watcher’s own keyboard:

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

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Watcher’s Council winners for February 20, 2015

I may have been away last week when the Watcher’s Council voted on its nominations, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thrilled and fascinated by the vote’s outcome. Please read and enjoy the winners, placers, and showers, not to mention all the other posts:

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

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Watcher’s Council results for February 13, 2015

Watcher's Council logoBefore I give you the results post for last week, a few housekeeping tasks. First, be sure to check out last week’s Weasel of the Week, who is a very deserving weasel indeed. Second, be sure to check out the forum, which asks Council members how they feel about their communities. I was up to my neck in work and family, so I didn’t contribute. If I had, though, I would have said that the only thing that makes my community less than perfect (weather, amenities, neighbors, etc.) is that it’s so relentlessly, stupidly Progressive.

And here are last week’s results:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for February 11, 2015

Watcher's Council logoIt’s time again for the weekly Watcher’s Council vote. Before I reprint the nominations post from the Watcher’s Council site, I also wanted to give you the heads up about this week’s forum (in which several council members look at whether journalism is dead), as well as the Council’s choice for “Weasel of the Week.”

And now — drum roll, please — this week’s nominations:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for January 27, 2015

Here they are — this week’s Watcher’s Council nominations:

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

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Watcher’s Council winners for 1/23/15

Watcher's Council logoHere it is, straight from the Watcher’s mouth.  Oh, wait a sec!  Before I get there, let me remind you to check out the Watcher’s Council forum, in which you can read interesting opinions from Council members about the Super Bowl.  I got overwhelmed by family matters and didn’t respond to the forum but, if I had, I would have said I’ll probably watch.  I like football (it’s very American in its single-minded press down the field), so that’s an incentive.  The disincentive is that I don’t like either of the teams playing.  I dislike Seattle so much I normally would root for the Patriots, but I’m less than thrilled by the probability that the Patriots had a little help with their footballs.

Oooh!  One more sec before I get to the Council results:  Be sure to check out this week’s nominations for “Weasel of the Week.”  As always, it’s a tough fight, with weasly people the world over trying desperately to out-weasel the competition.

And now, for real — Watcher’s Council results:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for January 20, 2015

Watcher's Council logoSorry about the silence today, but I was being a lawyer and, moreover, I was being a lawyer over at a client’s office, rather than here in my own home. After that, I quickly swung into being a bill paying, driving, and shopping mother, so this is my first time at my computer today. The sad truth is that I have no idea what’s going on today. I haven’t read a single news story. Also, I have to get in my votes for the Watcher’s Council, so I get the pleasure of reading those submissions first, before drowning myself in the usual bad news that is regular fare in Obama’s America.

Oh! One thing — I got teased by James Taranto for mixing metaphors in the title of my post about American Sniper: “American Sniper” — a Rorschach test separating wheat from chaff. He’s right too. What I really meant to say was “‘American Sniper’ — It’s like taking a Rorschach test, with the results helping separating smart patriots from dumb Leftists,” but I thought that title would be too long.

Anyway, here, straight from the Watcher’s Council, are this week’s nominations:

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The Council In Action!!

*Virginia Right’s Tom White continues to ascend! This week, an original song of his was featured on John Stossel’s FOX show. It starts about 5 minutes into this segment:

*This week, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, Seraphic Secret, The Pirate’s Cove and The Gates Of Vienna earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course your e-mail address won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!