Recommended News Sites

When I was driving around earlier today I was thinking about how much disinformation there is on the internet. The more I contemplated it the more I felt responsible to list news sites and put it as a link up top for people who find this blog to read. I am a reader in many ways. When I was growing up in California I read the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. They both offered good points of view from differing sides. I loved them both. I read the Wall Street Journal a lot over the years but have noticed that the quality has suffered. The main news section is fine, but the editorial page has gone downhill since Rupert Murdoch took it over. That is a tragedy as the Journal which was founded in 1889 was an American institution. Today I still subscribe to the Los Angeles Times, even while living in the Washington, D.C. area. I don’t watch TV, instead I like to read instead. Below you will find a list of many of the news sources that I read and check on a regular basis.   Its not just limited to the United States, but Europe and other parts of the world. I do that for differing points of view and to not develop tunnel vision. Links below work even if they are not highlighted. 

Be careful of what you read on the internet. There is a lot of bad information and the internet is becoming the Wild Wild West, as someone explained to me the other day. Don’t get stuck on one source. Rotate and challenge what you hear and don’t let anyone do your thinking for you. Thinking is hard work but I think we as a society would be much healthier if we employed logic and reason more. Some of those publications have been around for over a century. Some have also played key roles in history. For example the Washington Post helped expose Watergate. Der Spiegel, meanwhile reported on how West German Prime Minister Willy Brandt’s aide Gunter Guillaume was a spy for the East German government in 1974.