I don’t regularly read a lot of hard news or many international news sources, and I don’t read many highly specialized websites, except for some economists. My daily read usually covers what has been called the “Wonkosphere,: i.e., the generalist-oriented policy analyst types who cover developments in U.S. politics and public policy. I read a whole lot of these, scores or more different ones, in a given week. But here are some of the best, IMO.
First, see this old post I wrote, “What to read about politics and public affairs.”
Also, this one, “Foreign Affairs-Oriented Websites” for a short a list of non-specialized ones.
And, this one, “Good sites for following economics.”
- The Washington Monthly‘s Steve Benen.
- Think Progress, including its Wonkroom: Organized by topic.
- TPMCafe: More reporting, less commentary. A great source for news on breaking U.S. political developments.
- Ezra Klein at the Washington Post
- TAPPED. The group blog of The American Prospect magazine.
- The two Jonathans: Jonathan Chait and Jonathan Cohn at The New Republic.
More Political Science-Oriented:
- The Monkey Cage: Hard core polysci, but very, very interesting.
- A Plain Blog About Politics
- No More Mister Nice Blog: Brilliant.
- Hullabaloo: Brilliant, but very left-of-center. Great media criticism, too.
- The Daily Dish at the Atlantic; also Frum Forum: Both are more conservative.
- The Mahablog, A Buddhist’s perspective on politics.
- Balloon Juice.
California News and Politics: