It occurs to me that I'm often discussing blogs and the people who run them interchangably, assuming that most people know who I'm referring to. Being a blog reader myself, I'm familiar with many of the major blogs and especially with my favorites, but I don't necessarily think everyone reading this blog is. I've tried to introduce some people and phase in using names sometimes without even discussing the blog so that people could follow, but I thought it would be helpful to have a list of blogs and bloggers that I refer to often.
The list that follows has the blog name (with a link) and the name of the blogger or the posters to whom I most often refer.
Instapundit - Glenn Reynolds, who is also simply referred to as "Instapundit"
The Corner on National Review Online - This is a group blog and has many many posters, most of whom work for National Review, though there are also often guests who make posts. The most important posters for you to know (no offense meant to anyone I leave out) are: Kathryn Jean Lopez (aka K-Lo), Ramesh Ponnuru, Jonah Goldberg, John Derbyshire, Andrew Stuttaford, and John J. Miller. Occasionally you'll find posts by The Great One, Mark Levin as well here.
The Bleat - James Lileks, or simply Lileks (or "The Lileks" as Hugh Hewitt has taken to calling him); Lileks is simply one of the most entertaining and skilled writers I've ever read and he's even fun to read when he's talking about things I have no interest in.
Little Green Footballs - Charles Johnson, usually just "Charles" (the people who frequent his comments are often referred to as "Lizardoids"; see his FAQ for an explanation)
Power Line - Another group blog and Time's Blog of the Year. They helped bring down Dan Rather along with Charles. It's run by The Big Trunk (or Trunk), Rocketman (Hindrocket) and deacon. Trunk and Rocketman live in Minnesota and Deacon is the DC correspondent. Trunk and Rocketman's mild-mannered alter-egoes are Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker, respectively.
Captain's Quarters - Ed Morissey, aka "Captain Ed"
Hughhewitt.com - Hugh Hewitt. This one is easy to figure out, but I reference him often. He's a conservative talk radio host out of Southern California who is really the only one in any form of media who has his finger on the pulse of the blogosphere. He has a new book coming out in January on that very subject, titled Blog. Hugh also writes for The Weekly Standard.
The Volokh Conspiracy - An excellent group law blog that I don't read as much as I should. The people whose posts I tend to mention are Eugene Volokh, David Bernstein, and Dave Kopel. Don't limit yourself to them, though.
One Hand Clapping - Donald Sensing, a minister from Tennessee
The Northern Alliance of Blogs - A group of blogs from Minnesota, so christened by Hugh Hewitt who have their own weekly radio show and fillin for Hugh every once in a while. Some of the most entertaining radio you'll ever listen to. The Northern Alliance consists of:
Shot in the Dark - Mitch Berg
Fraters Libertas - home of Saint Paul and the infmaous Elder, aka "Peeps"
When the Northern Alliance subs for Hugh, most often appearing are Mitch Berg, Saint Paul, and Peeps. The Power Line guys and Captain Ed join in less often. It's a special treat when Lileks joins them.
day by day - Not really a blog, though it often references blogs. A fantastic webcomic done by Chris Muir. If you're not reading it every day, you'd better start right this instant.
Buzzmachine - Jeff Jarvis
Belmont Club - wretchard
Citizen Smash - Formerly LT Smash. A milblogger who fought in Iraq and is often a Protest Warrior.
Iraq the Model - Omar and Mohammed
Others often referred to:
Evan Coyne Maloney - He has a journal here.
Victor Davis Hanson - He writes for National Review but also has a blog here.
Roger L. Simon
Though my primary purpose here was to help clear things up a little bit for the readers of this blog, I want to strongly encourage people to start reading one, some, or all of these blogs on a daily basis. They are all excellent and highly recommended. They are much more entertaining and informative than anything in the MSM (which of course excludes talk radio and Fox news). They are the wave of the future, though, and if you're no on board already, the train's leaving the station. (Apologies for mixing metaphors)
Hope this was helpful. "This has been Roseanne, your guide to the world of facts." (Imaginary Christmas cookie for naming that reference)