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There are no second acts in American life. F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"The American is a new man who acts on new principles: he must therefore entertain new ideas and form new opinions." J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVECOEUR


News http://www.bookforum.com/ syndication of mostly American articles daily ; http://www.nytimes.com/ ; http://www.csmonitor.com/ Surprisingly good coverage worldwide ; http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/ Covers world-wide opinion ; http://www.postwritersgroup.com/features.htm with Kathleen Parker and George Will ; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/opinions/?nid=top_opinions ; http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/ Founded 1881 and most left-leaning of big broadsheets ; http://www.thedailybeast.com/ run by Tina Brown, the grande dame of the Anglo-American media ; http://www.newser.com/ ; http://www.truth-out.org/ ;

Mainstream Comment

http://www.vanityfair.com/ ; http://www.slate.com/ webzine created 1996 in Seattle, financed by Microsoft but taken over 2004 by Washington Post, pioneer in web publishing ; http://www.salon.com/ ; http://www.thenation.com/ ; http://www.prospect.org/ American Prospect, liberal founded in 1980s to counter Reaganism ; http://www.nybooks.com/ ; http://www.theatlantic.com/ ; http://harpers.org/ ; http://www.tnr.com/ ; http://www.newyorker.com/ ; http://www.time.com/ ; http://www.newsweek.com/ ; http://www.american.com/ ; http://www.esquire.com/ ; http://www.observer.com/ ; http://www.nationalreview.com/ Conservative with Kathleen Parker ; http://mediastorm.org/

Progressive Comment

http://www.theglobalist.com/ ; http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ ; http://www.digitalnpq.org/index.html ; http://www.common-place.org/ ; http://www.swans.com/ American left-wing pseudo intellectual website, but provides breaths of fresh air ; http://www.bigthink.com/ videos with philosophical ideas ; http://townhall.com/ Conservative comment ; http://www.charlierose.com/home interviews with thinkers ; http://bloggingheads.tv/ video-debates ; http://www.splicetoday.com/ ; http://thinkprogress.org/ ; http://www.alternet.org/ Online left-wing magazine created 1998 ; http://www.wilsoncenter.org ; http://www.dissentmagazine.org/ Quarterly magazine of politics and culture edited by Mitchell Cohen and Michael Walzer ; http://www.theamericanscholar.org/ Quarterly ; http://www.theroot.com/ daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives ; http://www.guernicamag.com/ ;


http://www.tomdispatch.com/ counter current ;

http://www.vfdaily.com/culture/2008/blogopticon/index.html excellent end 2008 map of US blogs ; http://www.pollingreport.com/ What the Americans think ; http://factcheck.org/ Fairly good impartisan 'checker' of politicians ; http://www.opensecrets.org/ Campaignfunding ; http://www.politico.com ; http://www.youtube.com/youchoose All the channels for the 2008 candidates ; http://iciwashington.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.oldroads.org/ Reflective blog by Martyn Smith ; http://www.rgemonitor.com/blog/roubini Nouriel Roubini blog on finance ; http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/wealthofnations/default.aspx Gamut of news comments ;

http://www.motherjones.com/ leftist political commentary ; http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/ Steve Clemons moderate democrate blogger ; http://talkingpointsmemo.com/ Joshua Micah Marshall liberal blogger ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ; http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/ Liberal ; http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein ; http://wonkette.com/ D.C. political gossip ;

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/ Impressive account of financial/economical social issues ;

http://annesinclair.typepad.fr/ French in the US ;

Broadcast News

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ NBC's Brian Williams and his nightly newscast has 10.1 million viewers, see also Meet the Press ; http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/ NBC also has Jay Leno and Conan 0'Brian on weekdays ; http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/ This Week, Charles Gibson at ABC Nightline 9.1 million ; http://www.cbsnews.com/video/ Couric at CBS Evening News at 7.2 million, Face the nation ; http://lateshow.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/ Letterman ;

http://www.thedailyshow.com/ at Comedy Central ; http://www.colbertnation.com/ ; http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html Fox News Sunday ; http://www.npr.org/ ; http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/ Late Edition; http://cspanjunkie.org/ ; http://www.cspan.org/ ; http://www.hulu.com/ aggregator ; http://beta.sling.com/ aggregator ; http://votersthink.org/ agregates news videos in a blog ; http://www.pbs.org/ Public broadcasting ;

http://www.charlierose.com/ Great interviews online ;

Social Sciences



http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse ; http://www.usa.gov/ Bumper site for all branches of the government ; http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ Records all presidential offical documents and papers, including speeches. Great resource ;

http://www.nationaljournal.com/ ; http://www.opencongress.org/ ; http://www.change.gov Transition ; http://directory.presidentialtransition.gov/ ; http://www.electoral-vote.com/ following the vote predictions ; http://www.lcv.org/ environmental lobby ; http://www.repoweramerica.org/ environmental change ; http://www.dni.gov/nic/NIC_home.html National intelligence Council on future predictions ;

http://www.brookings.edu/projects/mgi.aspx Managing Global Insecurity Project that is close to Obama ; http://www.usip.org/genocide_taskforce/index.html Released final report 8 December 2008 ; http://www.fixthisbarack.com/ crowdgathering policy on internet ; http://www.whitehouse2.org/ web 2.0 site for change ;

http://lostintransition.nationaljournal.com/  ; http://blogs.govexec.com/fedblog/

http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/?page=1 Checks Obamas campaign promises ;

Independent https://www.diigo.com/user/coddeau/policy%20institution%20united_states%20independent?sort=updated

Protectionist left

Liberal progressive left

Centre left

Realist right https://www.diigo.com/user/coddeau/realist%20policy%20institution%20research?sort=updated

Conservative https://www.diigo.com/user/coddeau/conservative

Libertarian https://www.diigo.com/user/coddeau/libertarian

Arts & Humanities



The Five big reviewers http://www.newcriterion.com/ ; http://www.tnr.com/ ; http://www.nybooks.com/ ; http://www.newyorker.com/ ; http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/ ;

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