Watcher’s Council nominations for April 17, 2014

Watcher's Council logoGood stuff.  Very, very good stuff.  Dangerous times make for good writing, I guess.  Also, please check out the forum, which asks if ethnic or religious sensibilities should limit free speech?

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Watcher’s Council nominations, April 10 edition

I could have sworn I already posted this week’s Watcher’s Council nominations but my memory is seriously at fault.  I didn’t.  Well, I’m doing it now, as I enjoying reading these stellar posts:

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Watcher’s Council results for April 4, 2014

The Council has spoken and it is good.  (So is the forum about whether council members have changed their views about same-sex marriage over the years.)

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Watcher’s Council nominations for April 3, 2014

Watcher's Council logoAs always, the Watcher’s Council is a gathering place for some of the most informative, enjoyable stuff in the blogosphere (not to mention good forums, too):

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Watcher’s Council winners for March 28, 2014

Another week, another round of splendid winners at the Watcher’s Council:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for March 26, 2014

Watcher's Council logoIt’s that time again:  the time when you get to read the fascinating forum (this one about spirituality) as well as the Watcher’s Council nominations for March 26, 2014 (the usual good stuff):

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This week’s results at the Watcher’s Council

The votes have been counted and the results are (as always) good:

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Awesomeness from the Watcher’s Council, for March 20, 2014

Watcher's Council logoIt’s the time of the week again, when I sit back and spend some time reading the amazing Watcher’s Council submissions (as well as the always-entertaining Watcher’s Council forum).  Here are this week’s offerings:

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Watcher’s Council results for March 14, 2014

And the winners are in!

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Watcher’s Council nominations for March 13, 2014

The usual good stuff.  And no, it never gets repetitious to write those four words.  I’m proud to be part of an organization in which good stuff is normal, not aberrant.

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Watcher’s Council winners for March 7, 2014

Watcher's Council logoAnd the winners at the Watcher’s Council are….

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Watcher’s Council nominations for March 6, 2014

Good stuff, plus a forum about Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative:

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Watcher’s Council winners for February 28, 2014

I’m always surprised when February comes to an end as abruptly as it does. You’d think that, having seen lots of Februaries over the years, this would not surprise me any more, but there you have it. . . .

Anyway, this end of February held another surprise for me, which was coming in second at the Watcher’s Council. Frankly, I thought many other posts were more deserving of that honor than I, so I’m quite grateful to my fellow council members.

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Watcher’s Council nominations for February 26, 2014

Watcher's Council logoEven as the world seems to crumble around our ears, the Watcher’s Council continues to work away.  We work away at the Forum (about the world leader whom we’d like to interview) and in our weekly nominations:

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Watcher’s Council winners for February 21, 2014

Watcher's Council logoIt was yet another contest that left me wishing I could vote for everyone, the posts were that good.  Still, all of us were limited to voting (as always) for a first and second place winner in each category.  I’m surprised I cam in third, because I thought all of the other posts were better than mine.  (There are times when I’ve been confident that I hit one out of the park.  This was not one of those times.)  Anyway, here are the results:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for February 20, 2014

Watcher's Council logoI really love being on the Watcher’s Council.  What you don’t see is that, behind the scenes, we have such wonderful email exchanges.  Although I’ve never met my fellow Council members, I can tell you that they are delightful, funny, thoughtful, and kind people.  They’re also intelligent, but you already knew that.

The intelligence shines through loud and clear in this week’s Watcher’s Council nominations:

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Watcher’s Council winners, Valentine’s Day 2014 edition

Watcher's Council logoBecause of the limitations imposed by my surgery, I didn’t vote this time around.  In any event, everyone else wrote such wonderful stuff, I wouldn’t have been competition.  If you haven’t already read these winning posts from Council members and others, I urge you to do so.  There’s no quicker way to improve your knowledge and understanding:

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Watcher’s Council results for February 7, 2014

The Council has spoken and it is good:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for February 5, 2014

I do not know how the Watcher’s Council does it but every week is better than the week before.  It’s this continuous, and always exciting, upward trajectory.  Below, you’ll find this week’s nominations, and here, you’ll find this week’s forum question about the Super Bowl.

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Watcher’s Council winners for January 31, 2014

The Council has spoken, and it is good:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for January 30, 2014

It’s a stellar line-up this week at the Watcher’s Council.  It’s also a different line-up.  Owing to work commitments, both The Mellow Jihadi and The Political Commentator had to withdraw from the Council.  In their place, we welcome back The Independent Sentinel and we welcome for the first time Ask Marion.  Also, be sure to check out the Forum, which asks whether we’re becoming more of a police state here in America.

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Watcher’s Council winners for January 24, 2014

As I often say (and I do like to quote myself), hard times make for good blogging.  The winners of last week’s Watcher’s Council vote prove that I’m right:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for January 23, 2014

Watcher's Council logoToday, I’ll have the pleasure of reading the following Watcher’s Council nominations.  Also, if you’re looking for movies to watch this weekend, the Watcher’s Council forum asked Council members (and a very special guest who truly knows movies) to weigh in on their favorite movies.  I’m in there, but my choices are, sad to say, banal.  I’m not much of a movie goer and it shows.

Oh, one more thing!!  Our own Rob Miller, who is both the Watcher and one of the sterling contributors to the Council, now has a standing gig at The Times of Israel.  Yay!  It’s a wonderful paper, one that counterbalances the fact that the other papers, even The Jerusalem Post tilt Left.  (Although it’s worth pointing out that, thanks to Obama, even many Leftists have come to see the light, and the light ain’t the “messiah” in the White House.)

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Watcher of Weasels results for January 17, 2014

The Council has spoken and it is good:

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