The Watcher’s Council has spoken!

Watcher's Council logoAnother week, and another batch of Watcher’s Council winners. After reading the nominations and voting, I was, as always, quite awed by the brain power the council members bring to today’s news. If you haven’t already read these posts, whether Council or non-Council, please take a few minutes to do so. You won’t regret it. Also, if you haven’t done so already, check out this week’s “Weasel of the Week.”

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Watcher’s Council nominations for October 22, 2014

Watcher's Council logoWatcher’s Council members are once again considering their weekly nominations and, as always, it’s a choice between fabulous, wonderful, and incredible, all of which can make voting quite the challenge. Before you dive into the nominations, there are a couple more things you might like to consider: (1) the Watcher’s Council forum about Obama’s response to EbOla (and I’m sorry to say, I did not participate); and (2) the candidates for “Weasel of the Week.”

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Watcher’s Council winners for October 17, 2014

Watcher's Council logoThe votes have been counted and the Watcher’s Council has now spoken. Also, be sure to check out the anointed Weasel of the Week, someone who’s essential weaselness can no longer be contested.

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Watcher’s Council nominations for October 15, 2014

Watcher's Council logoI always preface these weekly nominations posts by saying something about how wonderful all of the Watcher’s Council’s nominations are, and that this is the case whether the Council members wrote the the nominated pieces or whether they’re nominations for posts outside of the Council. Part of me fears this kind of redundancy, but the rest of me knows that the truth should never get boring — and when I praise these weekly nominations, I’m speaking as true as can be.  (Also, make sure to follow the preceding link to see the great cartoon that the Watcher included in the nominations post.)

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

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Watcher’s Council winners for October 10, 2014

Watcher's Council logoThe Council has spoken, and I admit that I was gobsmacked to see that I won for a third week in a row. My fellow Council members are so informed and write so well, it always shocks me that I’m even in the same league with them. Please be sure to read all the nominated articles because they’re that good.

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Watcher’s Council nominations for October 8, 2014

Watcher's Council logoOne of the great pleasures of Thursdays is reading and voting on the Watcher’s Council nominations for the week. Two other pleasures, both of which I meant to link to earlier, are reading the forum (this one asking whether, First Amendment notwithstanding, Islam in America needs some government limitations) and the new Weasel of the Week feature, with nominations here and winners here. Regarding the forum (in which I did not participate), I have to tell you that it’s one of the best I’ve seen, and you should absolutely check it out.

And now for this week’s nominations:

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

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Watcher’s Council results for October 3, 2014

Watcher's Council logoThe Council has spoken and to say that I’m deeply flattered is an understatement. I know my fellow Council members, not just through their writing at their own blogs, but through the regular and extremely social back channel conversations we have almost every day. They are wonderful people in every way, and getting their approval is a big boost to my already inflated ego. Needless to say, while my post just happened to win this week, every nomination for the week is well worth reading:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for October 1, 2014

Watcher's Council logoAnother week and a new batch of wonderful Watcher’s Council nominations. Also, because the Watcher’s Council has a lot to give, be sure to check out the “Weasel of the Week” nominations.

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

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Watcher’s Council results for September 26, 2014

Watcher's Council logoThe Council has spoken, and I’m really flattered. Also, be sure to check out the winner of this week’s “Weasel of the Week” contest. As you know, there’s always something exciting happening at the Watcher’s Council site:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for September 24, 2014

Watcher's Council logoI hope you don’t get bored when, most weeks, I note here that it’s the “usual good stuff” from the Watcher’s Council. I like that phrase because it so accurately describes precisely what happens on a weekly basis at the Council: Council members look at their own week’s worth of writing and pick their favorite piece. Then they look at their own week’s worth of reading and pick their favorite piece. Since my fellow Council members are incredibly smart, well-informed, and well-read . . . well, you end up with the “usual good stuff“:

Council Submissions

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Watcher’s Council nominations for September 17, 2014

Watcher's Council logoAnother week has gone by and it’s time for another Watcher’s Council vote. The following are this week’s nominations, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that they are all excellent. As always, I’m speaking only the truth when I say that it’s going to be very challenging for me to pick my favorite pieces:

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

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Watcher’s Council winners for September 12, 2014

They came, they read, they voted . . . and the results were good, very, very good (including our own Danny Lemieux taking second place in the non-Council category):

Council Winners

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