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Places I remember

Places I remember

For blogs, my “Blogs I Read” list in the sidebar and many of the Blogs to Note are my go to places.  But, I’m constantly on the prowl for better places to get “news” – whatever that means.

As you know, I dropped Politico as a regular visit long ago, although sometimes it’s impossible not to go there, in favor of The Hill.  I also rarely go to Drudge anymore, usually only when I hit the link in the browser by mistake (old habits are hard to break).

I’m liking Roll Call, and a couple of new places (for me):

  • Mediaite.  They seem to be on top of stories very quickly, and I like the video embeds which are very stable here.  (Some embeds from websites like The Daily Caller disappear when I make updates to a post, which makes it a pain.)  Also, Noah Rothman, formerly of politics-ology, joined last week, and I look forward to his posts.
  • The Washington Free Beacon also is a great new resource, a project of The Center for American Freedom.  Matthew Continetti, formerly of The Weekly Standard and National Review, is the editor in chief.
  • The Times of Israel is living up to expectations, and the website is a lot more user friendly than The Jerusalem Post, which infuriates me with pop ups, pop downs, and every other type of pop imaginable.
  • BuzzFeed Politics has been a disappointment, because of editorial graphics as below.  It will be interesting to see how they tilt as we approach the general election.

Any other suggestions?


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What? No Ricoquet?

And here’s a humor site someone got me hooked on a few days ago. It’s got a little bit of everything.
“The Daily What”

I’ve recently discovered the Lonely Conservative.

Not all news, but much thoughtful writing, current events, in no particular order:
Washington Times – DC news & full of glowing examples of a completely failed city.
Washington Examiner – same as the times.
City Journal (Periodical of of the Manhattan Institute)- Tremendous for society, economics, and government.
AEI (American Enterprise Institute – Position Papers
Foundation for the Defense of Democracy – Defense
Claremont Review of Books – Just what it sounds like
Michael Yon – Some say he will be the Ernie Pyle of our wars in the Middle East. Tremendous photography, excellent writing.

    Owego in reply to Owego. | April 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Forgot, one of Mrs. Owego’s favorites – The Wine Commonsewer. By a tax accountant (CA!), wine with some current events and a lot of great humor.

    Tamminator in reply to Owego. | April 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I LOVE Michael Yon.
    Been following him through the wars.
    The only legitimate inbed war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    And his photographs are stunning.

lol trying to get my own site going 🙂
got a few members but use the free blog system there yet.

Thanks for the good references.

My fixtures are this site (also, your “blogs I read” is excellent and updated regularly); the Breitbarts (though I’ve noticed a slippage since the maestro passed away); Instapundit; Investors Business Daily; Malkin; Nice Deb (title belies the clear and gritty writing).

I gave up on HotAir. Maybe it was Ed Morrissey’s cloying and squishy “on one hand, on the other hand” routine.

Horowitz’s has a wealth of stuff from great writers.

Samuel Keck | April 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Ah, yes. Places – a great Beatles song; somehow seems to have more meaning to me as I grow older.

I don’t even mind that Mike Farrell used it as an opening them to his “Providence” television series … although the beautiful visage of Melina Kanakaredes might have quite a bit to do with that forgiveness. 🙂

Badblue is my Drudgereplacement

Doug Ross Journal

Maggies Notebook in general, her “1967 borders” is one of my all-time favorites


my longtime standbys middle east



Rubin Reports



Nerds for Cain

wall of truth

..On the Global warming very interesting but not political

WUWT whatsupwiththat

….Now if I could just remember the ones I forgot….

Prof. Jaconson, your blogroll is outstanding. Steve Sailer has a great blog with unique takes on racial issues, Walter Russell Mead has good long takes on the current scene at

Oh, and Ace of Spades HQ.
But I love crude humor from smart people.
And they refer to their posters as “morons”.
Makes me laugh.

I’m leary about Mediate because of Tommy Christopher, who at the very least has been dishonest at times. I hesitated on WeaselZippers, just because the name sounded too silly, but the content is fresh and is now in my regular rotation. Can’t wait to see more suggestions, though my blogroll is crammed full as is. I just know LI is my 2nd stop after Drudge. Yes, Drudge’s Romney cheerleading ticks me off, but he is still the consumate news aggregator when time is limited.

Donald Douglas | April 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

William, I’m using National Journal for hard political reporting, although I’m sure you could find a left-wing slant there in due time. So far, so good, in any case. And Telegraph UK is great on international news, and competes with the New York Times in my opinion.

    Charles Curran in reply to Donald Douglas. | April 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    National Journal is as ‘Far Left’ as I need. Went there to follow Major Garret when he left Fox. Only stayed for a couple weeks.

Uncle Samuel | April 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

My frequent stops:

The Right Scoop:

The Midwest Conservative Journal – librarian in Webster Groves, MO fisks the outrageous in politics, world and church.

Transfigurations – blogger is wife of ACLJ attorney in NY state posts news from conservative perspective –

Another Drudge-like news site:
and blog:

For Laughs – Funny graphics:

Professor, your blog is tops for news, thoughtfulness, depth, variety, wit…even your tip line is better than most blogs.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Forgot a recently expanded old favorite:

    Stand Firm – political, social and church news blog with music and videos – a beautifully designed site by an artistic professional website designer and film maker. Commenters are a variety – bishops, archbishops, theologians, academics, professionals, and just folks.

“BuzzFeed Politics has been a disappointment, because of editorial graphics as below.”

I dunno, Prof – “trashy” and “fail” seem to describe Bambi pretty well…. ;-p

Right Wing News just had two lists posted. The first was “The 15 Best Conservative News Sites On The Internet”

and the second was “The 15 Best Websites To Read For Conservative Columnists”

listingstarboard | April 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Highly recommend “IOwn The World” blog , one of my absolute favorites.

And how can you not follow Kline?

I don’t like mediaite, too biased – I do like the right scoop, and twitter with the right people in your follow feed, is a gold mine, with breaking links – IF you have time for it –

They do a great job of sunlighting the disastrous economic features of Obamacare.

Old Buckeye | April 6, 2012 at 7:25 am Looking in from outside the borders. (videos) Bill Whittle’s delivery is what makes it.

    listingstarboard in reply to Old Buckeye. | April 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Love Canadian Free Press. Information that is buried by the U.S. media can be found here as well as the UK blogs.

Professor, I love Adrienne’s Corner for her posts but also her blog roll. Zilla of the Resistance has an excellent blog roll and is a complete mad woman in her posts about politics, Israel and Islam. Your site is my first stop in the morning. I’ve noticed references to LI in many articles and feel a sense of pride as if I actually had something to do with your excellent articles and opinions. Thank you.

Sweetness & Light offers a very witty look at media bias, as well as just the ridiculous nature of political spin. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Professor, LegalInsurrection is my first stop of the day. I’m also a neighbor — Rochester — and would love to invite you to come speak at an event we’re organizing here on The New Antisemitism. Rochester (Gannettville) is a living, breathing Associated Press Bubble. For instance, not one Rabbi here was aware that the Global March on Jerusalem took place. Not one. State Run Media is alive and well and if Rochester is the result of keeping people dumb, well, Obama WILL win.
Just one note on BuzzFeed. Ben Smith is/was a member of Journalist and ran an impt dept of the Politico Propoganda Machine until he got promoted and now runs his own site. This piece I wrote about Smith (The Lie that Elected Barack Obama) got little attention when it was written. Please feel free to use any part of it in order to amplify the message.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | April 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

Yoani Sanchez’s blog, “Generaton Y”, is leading the freedom movement in Cuba. She’s been compared to Lech Walesa and Vaclav Klaus. Her blog has won numerous internationl awards and is published in numerous languages. President Obama publicly took note of her in 2009. The story of how she blogs is amazing. The Cuban government forbids home internet access (even computers were illegal until a few years ago). She goes to a hotel about once a week to post where Wi-Fi access costs about $9/hoour – or about 1/3 of a month’s pay. She relies on a huge network of Cuban ex-pats and others to translate her posts onto 28 different blogs in over 20 different languages. She started blogging in 2007 and by 2008 the Cuban government had installed filters to prevent her blog from being read in Cuba. All the “tabs” like “How to Help”, “My Profile”, etc. provide much of the history of what’s she’s had to endure just to freely express herself – something that comes as naturally as breathing to us. Hers is just an amazing story.

Climate Depot is an aggregator for news stories and blog posts on the climate debate. I like it because it’s very similar to Drudge. He scans the news wires and the noteable climate blogs and cherry picks the best to link to. The downside is it’s very one sided. He rarely links to stories or blogs that support global warming. Still, it’s worth visiting the blog a few minutes a day just to scan the headlines:

IMO, the best economics blog is Carpe Diem (Prof. Mark Perry) and the best investment blog is Califia Beach Pundit (Scott Grannis):

Mediaite and Buzzfeed are liberal fronts and should not be promoted by conservatives. Tommy Christopher would need to swim up to reach the level of pond scum and Ben Smith, formerly of Politico, isn’t much better.

Conservatives are so gullible.

Well said Jaynie59. Front groups for the Dem Party posing as journalists are everywhere. Ditto for polling outfits and “Watchdog” groups. “UN Watch” is a perfect example!

I would suggest The First Street Journal. While I am an occasional author there and do get the occasional visitor to my own site from here, the vast majority of the articles on TFSJ come from someone else. And he does a pretty decent job of providing information and commentary from a Conservative standpoint.