Friday, January 14, 2011

What Do You Read?

I had a conversation with Right Wingnut about daily reading, and I am curious to hear what the Right Speak community reads on a daily basis.

Here is my reading plan, which often changes and depends greatly on how much time I have.

My priority, since I want to work someday in foreign policy, is to read international news. For that I have found that The New York Times and The Washington Post are the best. One of the blogs at Foreign Policy, Passport, has a daily morning brief highlighting the news from around the world. For sure, I check that out in the morning. My daily links that I post everyday at my blog largely stem from that reading. I also check out (I was an intern there for a while) daily.

As far as American politics, I read Politico, Right Speak (of course), Frum Forum, Andrew Sullivan's blog, and GOP-12. Sometimes I check out Race42012 and The Moderate Voice. It takes me about 20 minutes to cover all of that.

Again, depending on my time, there are a host of great blogs out there that I check regularly. They mostly deal with international analysis and they are typically led by academics. You can go to my blog to get the links since I am too lazy to post them here. 

Two Weeks Notice
Bloggings by boz
Hemispheric Brief
Uskowi on Iran
Musing on Iraq
Islam in Europe
French Politics
Crossroads Arabia

I think that it is important to read a wide range of views. I recently requested to post on another conservative blog, and the owner told me that he didn't want anything that was self-reflective of the conservative movement. He told me that his audience wants to have their prior beliefs reinforced and that conservative sites like the Frum Forum do not do well because they challenge the accepted dogma. I find this to be a terrible way to operate. Conservatives need to self-reflective and to understand all sides of an issue. Anyway, I digress.

What do you read? If you have any good sources, I would love to hear them.


GetReal said...

I of them.

This was an ambush!!! ;)

Right Wingnut said...

My home page is Drudge Report. He links to the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NYT, Guardian UK among others. Here's a list of the others. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.

National Review
Real Clear Politics
Hot Air
Mitt Romney Central
Huck's Army
Huffington Post
American Thinker
American Spectator
Free Republic
Riehl World View
Right Scoop
Breitbart TV
Rasmussen Reports
The Other McCain
Red State
Star Tribune
Pioneer Press
Weekly Standard

I don't read every one of these on a daily basis, but visit most of them frequently.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Uusal routine is:

Real Clear Politics - get an overview
Wall St. Journal - News/Finacials/Etc

National Review (Including The Corner)
National Journal (New edition to list)

GOP 12
Right Speak
Race 2012

Then most of the sites previously mentioned (Hot Air, American Spec & Think, Wkly Std) - typically due to being linked there or if I have time, I check them out at least weekly.

I don't usually frequent Red State and I don't go to Free Republic unless some story links there.

Doug NYC GOP said...

As far diversity of though, I appreciate Real Clear very much,because they post both sides and can link to a good article from either point of view. From there, those articles typically will have links to others.

BOSMAN said...

I read what interests me in the articles of my favorite google searches. Depending on the news of the day, it could lead me almost anywhere.

I read the local papers when in MA or NH. Also USA Today, and the WSJ.

Then I check out RS and the competition.

All of this of course is subject to change depending on time limits during any given day.

Guess Who? said...

I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where, it's kind of suggested and it seems like, 'Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C. may be thinking and doing when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.

Right Wingnut said...

I think that it is important to read a wide range of views. - Pablo

Based on the list you provided and comments you've made in the past, I'm not so sure about that.

I'll check out the Passport. I need to read more about foreign policy. Thanks for the link.

OhioJOE said...

On a daily basis I read:
Right Speak
National review
Hot Air
Red State

From time to time I read
Third Base (Ohio)
Way up North (Alaska)
Hedgehog (Maryland)
Maritime Sentry (Wisconsin)
Race (Minnesota)
Merco Press (Chile)
The Globe and Mail (Canada) I also follow other sites as well as Blogs from Canada
ABC (Australia)
HINA (Croatia)
Iraq the model
Election Projection
Electoral Vote

plus various Catholic blogs and links to articles from Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Lebanon and Austria. Haha, I will not promote the few Liberal and Moderate blogs that I occasional go to.