This is a foreign policy thread of sorts, or at least a 'world news' thread... After reading four or five good editorials about the situation in Iraq tonight, I thought that in lieu of posting specific articles I find interesting personally, it might be more helpful if I just posted some of my own sources of info and let people take their own interest. I also thought it might be helpful to forum members to have a place to deposit links to good sites for finding intelligent, vetted, or at least 'apparently well reasoned' information.
Here's a few I use:
For a conservative perspective on what I would call 'mostly corroborated news which I generally find to be accurate when I conduct my own fact checks'... probably no surprises here:www.breitbart.com
(news, I prefer UK versions which have different info than the US versions of the site, esp. mobile versions)www.theblaze.com
(more toward editorial than news)www.nationalreview.com
(editorial which usually follows world events by a few days)
For info generally:www.drudgereport.com
Personally, I like Drudge, and I usually jump off from there, but I break his site out from the prior group because occassionally I find the links he posts to be a little... maybe... 'less vetted' and occassionally wandering into what I personally consider to be 'tin foil hat land'. That said, he often has stuff that beat the others to the punch, I just find that the others seem to do a better job in my opinion in waiting to corroborate before they run it out, whereas Drudge just seems to throw it all out there sometimes and leave it up to users to check.
For news on Terrorism:http://www.longwarjournal.org/
Really like this site as an aggregator for what is going on in Middle East / North Africa and acompanying policy ramifications.
Sources which I am less sure of, or which I have found to be 'less consistent' quality wise, but from which i have previously obtained good information, often well before US news gets around to it:http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/home.htmlhttp://www.theguardian.com/ukhttp://www.foreignpolicy.com/
I put FP down here because I sometimes find the editorials to be more politically polemicized than other sites, meaning he articles often seem to have an evident lean right or left.http://www.criticalthreats.org/
A little more toward editorial, but still toward policy and not industry.
Suspect sources, but still useful in considering what the other side is making into their news, and for alternate viewpoint:www.rt.com
(User beware: the old radio Kremlin from the dark ages
Misc. local news from overseas hotsposts:
In general: http://www.world-newspapers.com/
The door to the rabbit hole...? This is a weird one, a blog almost, but it's an occassionally useful aggregator for stuff I want to read up on from sources I tend to trust more. My reaction to it may be more of the 'old internet look' but I still have found out some interesting things from stuff I've seen here:http://wnnetwork.com/
None of these are obviously "warranted", and I would be interested to see what others use. No real need to post the typical 'mains' like CNN (etc.) as we all know they are out there unless there is something unusual about them. I am looking for more 'off the beaten' path direct sources in English if people have them. Personally, I have found the lattter to be generally a lot more reliable than relying on any sort of TV news any more.