‘A Sad Day for Progressives’

In These Times blogger Jarrett Dapier declares it (10/13/08) “a sad day for progressives: Cursor is suspending publication”:

For those of you who donâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢t know Cursor, it was a top-notch aggregate site out of Minneapolis that published daily, sharply written news wrap-ups. Iâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢ve been relying on this site for relevant links since 2004 and often wondered how it was that its editors could read and gather such a voluminous amount of material, consolidate it all into about 10 paragraphs that succinctly described daily events with pith, accuracy and insight…. This was a progressive organization that, having recently lost its foundation support, relied totally on individual gifts in order to keep running. No ads, no allegiance to any corporations. In this climate, with fundraisers struggling everywhere, the good folks at Cursor found it finally untenable to continue production.