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Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit is nowhere near the first web log to appear on the World Wide Web but it has quickly become one of the preeminent blogs thanks to continuing spotlighting by people Howard Kurtz.

There are only two reasons for the ascendancy of Instapundit: the incredible amount of work that Reynolds manages to pour into his blog -- he updates his site in between teaching law at the University of Tennessee -- and the high level of commentary that he provides on the issues of the day. Thanks to the popularity of his blog, readers send in a stream of tips, links and letters which combined with Reynolds' seemingly relentless combing of the web and news reports results in a daily "news cast" that only peers like Andrew Sullivan can offer.

It should be noted that as conservative-friendly as Reynolds' blog is, he's not a conservative. In response to this web site's awarding a Conservative Site of the Day Award (which goes to conservative web sites or those sites that might be of interest to conservatives), Reynolds stated that he is in fact a Whig.

Whatever the ideology, the blog in part fulfills the early promise of the web. We were all seduced by the notion that the digital citizen would rule the "air waves" of the World Wide Web only to learn that like in the real world, the digital world quickly became the playground for the AOL-Time Warners, CNNs and Disneys. Unlike those massive companies, however, the blogger needs no equipment. Borrow a friend's computer, sign up with a free service like Blogger and you're in business. Most people won't be able to provide the rapid and trenchant commentary and criticism that Reynolds does, but he does serve as an example to the rest of us.

Past Sites of the Month

04.02   Americans for Victory over Terrorism
03.02   National Review Online
02.02   The Iconoclast
01.02   Margaret Thatcher
12.01   Newt Gingrich Official Homepage
11.01   Defending Your Freedom
10.01   Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
09.01   The Heritage Foundation
08.01   The Hudson Institute
06.01   RegRadar
05.01   Capital Research Center
04.01   Bureaucrash
03.01   WorldNetDaily
01.01   Taiwan Security Research
12.00   iOptOut of Social Security
11.00   Tech Central Station
10.00   The 50 Million Round March
09.00   Save John Stossel
08.00   George W. Bush for President
07.00   Social Security Central
05.00   Reagan 2000: Federalism and the New Republicans
04.00   Hands Off The Internet
03.00 RightPages
02.00   Cato Institute
01.00   The National Anxiety Center
12.99   The American Partisan
11.99   The Federalist
10.99   The Friedrich Hayek Scholars' Page
09.99   Second Amendment Law Library
08.99   Fight Internet Taxes!
07.99   Center for Trade Policy Studies
06.99   Free Republic (Site of the Year)
05.99   Conservative News Service
04.99   Rightgrrl
03.99   Free Republic
02.99   Real Mensch
01.99   Right! The Online Magazine
12.98   SpinTech
11.98   FrontPage Magazine
10.98   National Republican Congressional Committee
09.98   Site of the Sentient
08.98   Just A Lot of Talk
07.98   Free Congress Foundation
06.98   Quackgrass Press (Site of the Year)
05.98   Yes! On Proposition 226
04.98   Civil Liberties
03.98   The Liberty Activists
02.98   Michelle Malkin's Page
01.98   Mensch Magazine
12.97   The Jolly Roger
11.97   Subversive Liberty
10.97   Free-Market.Net
09.97   The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics and Psychology
08.97   Right on the Web
07.97   The Museum of Communism
06.97   Quackgrass Press

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