Not strictly a blog, but commentary, interesting and funny newsitems and headlines, other worthy stuff. James Taranto is a great defender of Bush and fisks a lot of idiots trying to write commentary.
He was also on Rathergate and other MSM fuckups. Worth a daily read. [UPDATE: he now writes for Hot Air (link fixed)]
This is a blog, by pros on a nationally recognized print and online mag, National Review. It has the added benefit of having a big organization behind it, giving it some cred and resources indivduals don't have.
Also affiliated with NRO, great campaign stories and info. I guess this will die after the post-election glow wears off (unless Kerry runs again in 4 years?) [UPDATE: Long since repurposed as "The Hillary Spot" (link fixed)]
Unbiased, middle of the road commentary. He covers a lot of conservative stories but doesn't have an axe to grind.
Has a radio show and writes opinion columns- his blog is just a more informal way to get his opinions out there and follow the story of the moment. Smart, insightful guy.
Funny and professional writer- his blog is actually on Slate and is more like a daily collection of 2-3 paragraphs, but always interesting. Was the most uncommited Kerry booster I've seen, had more anti-Kerry stuff than some Bush backers.
"Chrenkin' off" on the Right side of life since 1972 - - - The news and views from Down Under on politics, international affairs and culture
Another pro commentator running a blog- she doesn't actually blog but posts a short op-piece once a day, which is fine. She's great and she's a fucking babe as well.
Good blog with lots of fact based stuff- they actually do research and work here.
Novelist and screenwriter with a great take on political and current events. This is actually how all intellectual writer/artists should be if they were honest about it. It seems like you become a knee-jerk lib when you get to this level- not Roger, big Bush backer.
The best "inside Iraq" blog.
Pretty good 'second tier' blogger- not with the big boys but worth a link.
I include him because he's one of the big boys and used to be a good read- he's incidently gay and the gay marriage contro informs his every post now, down to turning against Bush and backing Kerry after cheerleading up to the war. I rarely read him now because he revels in anything bad in Iraq. Take it for what its worth. [UPDATE: He has now gone completely insane]
James Lileks is another big boy who is sometimes brilliant. He's like your clean-up batter, best hitter on the team, and he rebuts idiot opinion pieces like noone else, he's the guy you want up there. However, he blogs way too much personal stuff and 3/4 of his shit isn't worth reading. Check him out when someone links to an interesting piece is your best bet.