Why Barricade Blogs

The Barricade aims to provide intellectually honest comment and analysis, and to aggregate the wonderful, insightful information of the blogosphere that traditional media tends to overlook because of the inherent bias and conflicts of interest associated with mass advertising and the too frequent practice of appealing to the lowest common denominator. We encourage dissent, and want to provide honest discourse in an open marketplace of ideas–sunlight is the best disinfectant. In this spirit of patriotic dissent, skeptical optimism, and in an effort to hold a light up to conventional wisdom, we say: “to the barricades!”