I mentioned this briefly when I linked to the most recent Skeptic's Circle, but I thought it would be good to get this on the site for everyone who comes here to see: the Thurday after next, I shall be holding the Skeptic's Circle, a blog carnival of skeptical blogging. The link has details of what we're looking for.
UPDATE: I got one very political post today, so let me post the guidelines given at the homepage:
The Skeptics' Circle is a biweekly carnival for bloggers who like to apply critical thought to questionable stories. It is meant to be, as much as possible, apolitical. For purposes of the Circle that means not touching social causes mired in political action and for which multiple viewpoints can be reasonably supported by empiric data or for which the heart of the disagreement is primarily political or philosophical. That means no posts about how Bush’s Social Security reform is going to bankrupt our nation or how liberal activists are pushing “institutionalized racism,” malpractice caps, or anything about abortion. This is also not the place for personal causes. If you think personal light rail is a bad idea in your area, take that up with your local politicians and media. The Circle was created to clear up things rendered unnecessarily mysterious and fight frauds (paranormal, urban legends, etc.), pseudoscience (creationism, perpetual motion machines, for example), quackery (homeopathy, for example), and pseudohistory (Holocaust denial, for example), not to push anyone’s political agenda.UPDATE II: Thanks to a generous invitation from Orac, I now have a G-mail account. Sending to this account will allow me to easily get everything that's been submitted by searching my mail. The adress is email@example.com.
Most importantly, the data used to debunk or make a case should be empirical, which is why hotly debated social issues where there really is no clear answer at present are outside the scope of this carnival. Posts discussing or arguing such issues should be submitted to one of the many political blog carnivals out there. On the other hand, a (very) few specific issues that are unavoidably political are within the scope of this carnival. The most prominent examples come from creationism and intelligent design, because they are clearly not scientific concepts but, particularly in the case of intelligent design, are being represented as such for political reasons.
Here are the ideal topics for a Skeptics’ Circle submission: