Category: left-wing blogging

Mean

Mean has a number of different interpretations.  All of them apply to our current Coalition government (though surely not exclusively): Mean as in stingy – and this should help you understand a little bit better (were your understanding not yet…

“Tell us why you are Labour”

Just received a mass email from Angela Eagle, via the Labour Party.  Far more effective than they usually are.  Poses a real reason to communicate.  This is how part of the email goes: Hi Miljenko, I joined the Labour Party…

The Left I want to see

Yesterday, I argued: The Welfare State is the way to make our society less inhumane.  It’s in our grasp – but it is a choice.  We can spend considerable resource on allowing the fortunate to further concentrate their good fortune…

On conflating the old and the new

I caught this modern manger yesterday in the centre of Salamanca’s main square. A beautiful example of how the old and the modern can inform and support each other in appropriate consonance. And it makes me wonder if I am…

Evidence-based political blogging versus the rest

There’s been a considerable rise in the popularity and acceptance of “evidence-based political blogging” – perhaps its most recent and best exponent being Left Foot Forward.  But the trends existed before they were thus conceptualised.  Next Left is another example…

Effective left-wing blogging (my take)

I think the focus is misplaced.  It’s not blogging we should be talking about but communication.  Web 2.0 communication in particular. Anyhow, an interesting debate developing – especially on the comments side of things where I guess it’s my destiny…