We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Well, I'm sold! Check out this really cool link I spotted at the top of one of their pages. Now that's a site that knows how to deliver the RIGHT kind of message!
(I'm sure their webmaster is at this very moment frantically scrambling through the GoogleAd options...)
Suggestions for the stalwart crew at RNW:
1. Make up your mind as to how the site's spelled. Jaget's spelling it like an acronym, all caps, but it's correctly-spelled in the bio I saw.
2. The names of the authors should be included in the small blurb containing the title & first line. And that business of cutting off words in mid-word with an ellipsis looks really rank, nor does the first sentence always convey even a clue as to what the article's about. In looking over the style sheet's source code, this was clearly a custom job, and the writers should be given a box of X characters where they can write in their own catchy blurb, like they do on Townhall and Pajamas.
3. Picking on Bo? Seriously? You're kicking a dog when he's down? No... Bo, you goofballs, not Obama! And isn't putting words in his mouth a form of anthropomorphic plagiarism? Quite the scandal in the making, guys.
On the plus side, since I know you're going to feel slighted if I don't mention it, yes, that was a very nice thing you did not putting the GoogleAds banner on the home page, unlike certain other sites that decorum prohibits me from mentioning (TigerHawk, Instapundit, Hot Air, Pajamas, Neal Boortz, et el, ad nauseum).
The design of the site is superb and I particularly like the mic & curtain for the opening shot. I even grew to like the "leaping elephant" logo -- assuming "leaping elephant" isn't an oxymoron.
Just my opinion, but I think it needs some more work. Reminds me a lot of The People's Cube which I am a fan of but TPC is better organized. My initial impression what that they are trying to stuff as much as they can into as little space as possible - which is a mistake. A quick blurb of what is available and move it to specialised pages would make more sense. Kind of like how Lileks does it only with a smaller header image.
Glad to see it's up and running though - I'll be spending a part of the evening going through the site.
I think they would do much better to highlight one or two daily entries, a quick index of past entries and just let the menu bar speak for the site.