The Yglesias Award

Every year, blogger Andrew Sullivan gives out various awards. One of them is called the Yglesias award, named after left wing blogger Matthew Yglesias.

The Yglesias Award is for writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and generally risk something for the sake of saying what they believe.

I find this to be an excellent award. People acting in the manner described, help civilize public debate, and make politics be about more than cheering for your side. You can find (and vote for) the nominees here. I particularly like New Jersey governor Chris Christie, nominated for this press conference.

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