Recommended Websites

AlterNet – AlterNet is an independent news and editorial site that publishes original content and highlights hard-hitting journalism from other independent papers and websites.

Atheist Revolution – Atheist Revolution is blog devoted to breaking free of extremist Christian beliefs and moving America towards embracing atheistic thought.

Crooks and Liars – One of our favorites, Crooks and Liars is a political blog with a strong focus on exposing the corruption of the GOP and the right wing.

Daily Kos – One of the largest and most successful liberal blogs on the net, the Daily Kos has been a staple in political blogging and netroots activism since 2002.

Darwin Continued – A relatively new blog about progress and rational thought that was inspired by this very site. Go us.

Godless Liberal Homo – A blog whose name says it all, Godless Liberal Homo covers issues involving the three of the biggest minorities in the world with biting and honest commentary.

The Huffington Post – An independent online newspaper, The Huffington Post not only covers politics, but entertainment, business, style, modern living, and environmental issues as well.

LOLJesus – A humor site that mocks all religions, LOLJesus might be the least serious website that we link, but it’s also one of the funniest.

Media Matters for America – Media Matters is a non-profit watchdog group that carefully monitors and analyzes reporting in the mainstream media and discredits their often biased and inaccurate reporting.

Menstrual Poetry – A feminist blog dedicated to defending the rights of women, Menstrual Poetry also raises awareness of issues like sexual violence with a passionate and personal perspective.

News Junkie Post – A general news site with progressive themes, their columnists always manage to deliver interesting, well-researched, and thought-provoking stories and commentary.

Pat Condell’s Godless Comedy – Pat Condell is a British comedian who runs this hilarious vlog (also found on YouTube here) about issues of religion and atheism.

Richard Dawkins – The official website of evolutionary biologist, ethologist, writer, and atheist Richard Dawkins, this site contains many of his writings, interviews, videos, lectures, and more.

Rich Howells – This is the personal blog and online portfolio of Muckmakers co-creator and regular contributor Rich Howells.

The Sisyphus Fragment – An atheist blogger who enjoys a good philosophical debate.

The Smirking Chimp – The Smirking Chimp is a frequently updated blog written by some of the best political columnists in journalism today.

Taibbi Unbound – Matt Taibbi is one of the nastiest, funniest, and most controversial political columnists around, and Taibbi Unbound collects all his latest columns for Rolling Stone in one place. (He also writes for The Smirking Chimp and several other fine publications.)

Talking Points Memo – TPM is a political blog that has become its own journalism organization, covering American domestic and foreign policy and political corruption.

That Thin Line Productions – That Thin Line Productions is the creative production company that assembled and hosts Muckmakers. MM is just one of many projects this team has created.

Think Progress – Think Progress is a progressive blog created by the Center for American Progress Action Fund that promotes change in political affairs.