Farewell. The Flying Pig Has Left The Building.

Steve Hynd, August 16, 2012

After four years on the Typepad site, eight years total blogging, Newshoggers is closing it's doors today. We've been coasting the last year or so, with many of us moving on to bigger projects (Hey, Eric!) or simply running out of blogging enthusiasm, and it's time to give the old flying pig a rest.

We've done okay over those eight years, although never being quite PC enough to gain wider acceptance from the partisan "party right or wrong" crowds. We like to think we moved political conversations a little, on the ever-present wish to rush to war with Iran, on the need for a real Left that isn't licking corporatist Dem boots every cycle, on America's foreign misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq. We like to think we made a small difference while writing under that flying pig banner. We did pretty good for a bunch with no ties to big-party apparatuses or think tanks.

Those eight years of blogging will still exist. Because we're ending this typepad account, we've been archiving the typepad blog here. And the original blogger archive is still here. There will still be new content from the old 'hoggers crew too. Ron writes for The Moderate Voice, I post at The Agonist and Eric Martin's lucid foreign policy thoughts can be read at Democracy Arsenal.

I'd like to thank all our regular commenters, readers and the other bloggers who regularly linked to our posts over the years to agree or disagree. You all made writing for 'hoggers an amazingly fun and stimulating experience.

Thank you very much.

Note: This is an archive copy of Newshoggers. Most of the pictures are gone but the words are all here. There may be some occasional new content, John may do some posts and Ron will cross post some of his contributions to The Moderate Voice so check back.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Polizeros Radio Tonight: Can America afford any more coalitions of the willing?

By Steve Hynd

Polizeros radio The weekly "fireside chat" about politics and current affairs has moved to the new time of 10pm Central. We're keeping the cozy, slightly rambling format though - this isn't a wannabe Meet The Press, it's a few friends chewing over the week's events together in a relaxed fashion and with not a few excursions down sideroads.

This week, the first starting place for discussion is foreign affairs. Syria is near a civil war, the Libya war drags on, and IED attacks in Afghanistan are at an all-time high even though Saint Petraeus says violence is down. Can America afford any more coalitions of the willing?

Plus if we have time, jobs and the little Debt Bill that couldn't.

With myself, new panellist Keith Boyea from keithboyea.wordpress.com, and Bob Morris of Politics in the Zeros.

Come listen live, or you can download the whole show at any time after broadcast.

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