This week, the Education Wonks won first place by discussing a very bright young girl who illustrates much of what can go wrong when intelligence and youth are subordinate to a program of indoctrination rather than taught the ability to think critically. They raise a pertinent question, Autum Ashante: Child Prodigy Or Something Else?; keep in mind this child is 7 years old and her poetry is not based on original research. Second place belongs to Rightwing Nuthouse for their poignant posting on A TALE OF TWO FATHERS.
In the non-Council category, Florida Cracker was the clear winner with What Did You Do In The Great Gulf War II, Grandpa? We are a very lucky people to have individuals like Anthony and Ben protecting us; read the whole thing. Second place was a tie between Sigmund, Carl & Alfred's post, one which dovetails nicely with the educational theme, Guest Post: Mamacita On The PC Of Dumbing Down And Why This May Be The Most Important Post You'll Read All Year and A reason to believe, at The Belmont Club, a typically incisive Wretchard post which looks at the MSM "meme of the week" in Iraq.
As always, a complete listing of all the nominees is available at The Watcher of Weasels and all will reward your efforts.