There was a time when Daily Kos was the source of cutting-edge and, well, cutting political commentary online. Not so much anymore. Markos Moulitsas and crew were called out on our Overrated list from the 25 Best Blogs of 2009, but nothing, not even the oil spill or the faltering war in Afghanistan, has really catapulted the Daily Kos into the national consciousness. We're putting them on notice again for another year, in the hopes this once great blog can find its voice anew.
From the savvy to the satirical, the eye-opening to the jaw-dropping, TIME makes its annual picks of the blogs we can't live without