Trusted news sources
With so much fake news out there, and even more media putting profits or partisanship first, I thought it would be useful for us to share our trusted news sources.
Here are mine:
- Financial Times: How I start my day. I'm particularly fond of their Brussels Briefing; Janan Ganesh, for US politics, transatlantic perspective and culture; Edward Luce, for US politics; and Simon Kuper, for a perspective from Paris.
- Politico Europe: Probably the best pan-European news outlet.
- Frank Bruni at The New York Times.
- Marina Hyde at The Guardian. If you were to read just one columnist on UK politics, make it her. She is extremely sharp, witty and cuts through the bullshit.
- Judd Legum's Popular Information. Judd worked on Hillary Clinton's campaign and is very critical of big (tech) companies.
- Vox: Top-quality journalism from a left-wing perspective. In particular: Zack Beauchamp, for ideology; Ezra Klein, for big-picture politics; German Lopez, for criminal justice and drug policy; Matthew Yglesias, for American politics.
- The Bulwark and The Dispatch: Both principled conservative, anti-Trump. I especially like David French, Jonah Goldberg, Jonathan V. Last and Charles Sykes.
- Quillette: Sometimes lurches a little too far right for my tastes, but publishes thought-provoking pieces.
- Matthew D'Ancona: Boris-skeptic Conservative.
- Andrew Sullivan: Gay, conservative, anti-Trump, anti-SJW, always original.
- The American Interest: One of the best for foreign-policy analysis from an American point-of-view. In particular I recommend: Richard Thompson Ford, for race and identity issues in the United States; Adam Garfinkle, for the Middle East; and Dalibor Rohac, for Europe.
- Arc Digital: Diverse opinion magazine.
- Persuasion: Pro-liberal democracy newsletter and community curated by Yascha Mounk.
- Jonathan Bernstein: If you're interested in US politics, you have to read Bernstein. He's one of the most intelligent and knowledgeable commentators.
- Fred Kaplan: National-security columnist.
- Niskanen Center: Former libertarians trying to find a middle ground between neoliberalism and social democracy.
- And, of course, I recommend my own Atlantic Sentinel!
- France: Tocqueville 21, Anglo-French blog.
- Israel: Times of Israel is my go-to source for news. If I want analysis, I read Michael Koplow's Ottomans and Zionists.
- Netherlands: Ben Coates is a British-born writer living in the Netherlands.
- Spain: El Pais English is good but, like all Madrid-based media, overly critical of Catalan nationalism. That's why I also read the pro-independence El Nacional.
- Russia: Mark Galeotti is one of the best. Read his blog, In Moscow's Shadows. I also recommend my friend Andras' No Yardstick.