Backhanded Compliment:

We are apparently, not Playboy's choice for best libertarian blog -- but we are the blog that people supposedly should expect to hear described as the best libertarian blog.

"Bring it up when . . .," the column heading goes, and in our case continues "someone claims the Volokh Conspiracy ( is the best libertarian blog." The "it" to bring up is that Hit & Run is the better bet, and the snippet goes on to sing Hit & Run's praises. But we're just glad that someone out there is claiming that we're the best, even if it turns out that the someone is wrong.

In any case, I'll take runner-up to Hit & Run (which I much enjoy reading) any day; and Hit & Run is certainly more reliably libertarian than we are. Plus who says you can't read and enjoy both?