Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Headline news

Where do I get my news? Because so much news is so ephemeral, in my daily consumption I skim. Often I don't get much beyond the headlines. I just want to keep on top of current developments rather than in-depth analysis since the situation is so fluid. During the campaign season, I'm more likely to get into the weeds. 

Ben Shapiro

Shapiro keeps me up to speed on what's happening now. And he's a corrective to liberal bias. As an Orthodox Jew, he covers culture war issues.

I don't generally read Daily Wire articles due to the irritating popup ads. 

Jay Wesley Richards

Useful for culture war stuff. 

In addition, useful for monitoring the state of the Catholic church. Richards is an evangelical revert to Rome, but critical of Francis and the state of Catholicism under his watch.

Ross Douthat

Often has incisive news analysis. Sometimes highlights useful articles.

As a conservative convert to Rome, Douthat is critical of Francis and documents the capitulation of the the magisterium to political correctness.


A mixed bag. Some of the better contributors include Charles Cooke, David French, Victor Hanson, Kevin Johnson, Andrew McCarthy, Ramesh Ponnuru, Ed Whelan. 

Robert Gagnon


Good on culture war stuff, especially the LGBT agenda.

Michael Barone

Useful for putting current events in historical perspective. Detailed knowledge of demographics and American political history. 

Human Exceptionalism


Good resource on alarming developments in medical ethics, both nationally and internationally.

In the Light of the Law

An erudite critic of the Francis papacy

The Volokh Conspiracy

Sometimes useful for legal analysis. Not a site I read on a regular basis. 

1 comment:

  1. If you have missionary friends, these can be a check for any filter for international news with the understanding that even missionaries can be biased, but likely not biased in a way that American sources will be. Where the bias is a filter rather than a fabrication, multiple alternate biases can fill in information gaps.