Inside the beltway blogging

Inside the beltway blogging: (From the National Journal) “Blogs have had a noticeable impact on American society since at least 2001. The September 11 attacks that year motivated many people to start online diaries and many more to start reading them. The attacks and the subsequent U.S. invasion of Afghanistan also sparked the first “warblogs,” a trend later fueled by the war in Iraq. But only recently have blogs become a force within policy-making circles. First, the blogs rose to prominence in the media and then in the political arena.”

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