Favorite Liberal Columnist?

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    Most of us being conservatives, how do you feel about the liberal crop of columnists? There's only a select few I can stomach reading on a regular basis, simply because so much of their writing since 2001 has been "I hate bush!". A few transcend this, though they all eventually fall into the hate bush trap.
    My favorite has to be Nicholas Kristof, of the NYT, who deserves to be writing in National Review or the Wall Street Journal, not the failing NYT, especially with his compelling reporting of genocide in Darfur, human rights in Pakistan, isolation in North Korea and human trafficking throughout SE Asia.
    I also appreciate Clarence Page, though his appeal (while dwindling) can always be boosted by reading his column from 2002 dedicated to Daniel Pearl's unborn son, perhaps one of the most well-written columns of the post 9/11 world.

    Who is your favorite? (or who do you despise the least?)
     
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    I can go along with Clarance Page, not Kristof-though he has written some things I can tolerate, in most he's looney left. In the past I've like Georgie Ann Geyer, but she's lost me since 9/11.
     
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    I can think of liberal columnists who are more looney than Kristof, but I'll admit when he starts talking domestic politics I start tuning out.

    Nat Hentoff wouldn't be considered a liberal would he?
     
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    I had to go read some of Hentoff's works to get a reminder. He strikes me as left on some and middle of the road on others. Probably Libertarian.
     
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    What I figured as well. I enjoy how he is not selective in his outrage, he'll put Bush, Fidel, the mullahs, North Korea, Sudan and Dean all on blast at once.
     
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    Here's another lefty blogger, though when it comes to war he's probably right of me:

    http://www.proteinwisdom.com/index.php/weblog/entry/18804/

     
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    good reading... what a mess is being made between the administration's stubborn tactics and the media's war on the war.
     
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    No joke. Which brings to mind Christopher Hitchens, another lefty I like regarding the war...
     
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    Yeah, Hitchens is a hell of a writer, especially in the post 9/11 world. If more leftists were like him, this country and many others would be far better off.
     

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