TGGP's chain gets yanked when I in my irony hunting label Iran a "somewhat liberal democracy".
Prof. DeLong, with his real flaws, seems to me to be closest to the blogging global administrative technocratic analyst.
Half Sigma and Steve Sailer seem to me to do the world's yeoman work of tackling repugnant ideas in ways that can bear fruit for the global welfare, flawed as they are, too.
I've long disliked Eliezer Yudkowsky and his sorta anti-credentialist, heroic-me shtick. I disliked even more the crowd that got their rocks off pumping up his messianic tendency. Having said that, that crowd created lesswrong, which has become pretty awesome. In my understanding Mr. Yudkowsky programmed the website in python and the crowd looks to me to have created something rare, noteworthy, and hard to accomplish: a resource that rivals wikipedia. A well-deserved kudos to Mr. Yudkowsky and his cohort.