The news is great when you need to know what is happening around the world, but just the facts won’t always cut it. What to do with those facts is equally as important.
If the economy is doing well, should the Treasury raise interest rates? How will proposals by Democrats to regulate the environment more heavily affect the economy? Are Republicans right to side with the President on banning immigrants from individual countries?
The news needs to be unbiased and only present the facts of what is being said and done. Editorials and opinion pieces can give more insight and help you to see the impact of decision making on people’s lives.
While political blogs can be divisive, they have their place in political discourse. But you shouldn’t trust just any blog. It doesn’t take much to leave a comment or start a blog. Some political blogs are much better than others. While you may not always agree with what is being said, it is important to appreciate good writing and opinions from people who aren’t being influenced by outside money or divisiveness for the sake of stirring the pot.
Below is a list of political blogs that are among the best of what is out there.
Top Rated Blogs
These blogs strive for a more center approach to politics, but they obviously do present positions that lean to both right and left, either intentionally or unintentionally. If you are typically presented with a singular political position, more independent sites can be a good thing for developing more nuanced positions.
If your political positions fall more on the left, these blogs will offer the level of commentary that you want. If you are more right-leaning, then looking over these blogs can offer some insight into what people on the other side of the political aisle are thinking and planning.
- Boing Boing
- Daily Kos
- Talking Points Memo
- Crooks and Liars
- Glenn Greenwald (Salon)
Just like blogs that fall on the left, these blogs are right-leaning. Left-leaning folks should certainly check these out so they can engage in meaningful discourse with those across the aisle.
- Michelle Malkin
- Pajamas Media
- Hot Air
- Gateway Pundit
- The Foundry (Heritage Foundation)
No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall under, reading comments from some of the leading minds who cover politicals is a great way to help you to be more informed and to have more meaningful conversations in your daily life.