In a year certain to be dominated by politics, there's a blog that started last month worth adding to the reader. I'd mentioned it in passing in an earlier post and added it to the Blogroll, but if you haven't had the chance, be sure to check out the Humane Society Legislative Fund's new blog Animals & Politics being run by HSLF's president Michael Markarian. In the brief time it's been up and running, I've learned more about the various presidential candidates' stands on animal issues than I could have hoped to with hours of independent research. For the Dems, there have been detailed posts on Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, and John Edwards. On the Republican side, here are links to posts on Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul, as well as a post from today on the entire GOP field.