Two recommended blogs:
Et Alia provides political and cultural posts with nods to fellow progressive bloggers. I really dig the hard boiled-noir motif.
And speaking of hard boiled motifs, I'm assuming this blog takes its name from one of my all-time favorite detective novels. Red Harvest also cuts along the progressive edge of political and cultural life, but isn't afraid to buck a trend, as can be seen by this latest posting about the Sinclair Group and attempts to gte the FCC to yank the Swift Boat movie.