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Posted by King of Men (Member # 6684) on :
I need to expand my list of good webpages to read at lunch, because it's taking me about 45 minutes to eat, but only 35 to finish with the newspapers, blogs, and forums I hit. So what sites are on your reading lists? I'm particularly looking for places with analysis of the news, rather than just the news itself; and my interests tend to the economic rather than political side of things, but with explanations geared to a layman rather than someone intending to make money off the stuff. Suggestions?
Posted by Mig (Member # 9284) on :
Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on :
What sites do you currently hit?
Posted by King of Men (Member # 6684) on :
A couple of Norwegian newspapers, Slate, Hatrack, two other forums, New Scientist.
Posted by King of Men (Member # 6684) on :
Originally posted by Mig:

Well, I can deal with a viewpoint somewhat to the right of mine, but I loathe and despise sites that open a new window every time you click on a link.
Posted by MattP (Member # 10495) on :
There is a good selection of stuff on if you're into sciency things. I like in particular - it's not strictly science-related and covers a lot of church/state and other "culture wars" issues.
Posted by BlackBlade (Member # 8376) on :
What can you do KOM? The more in depth you look, the more windows you open (if not tabs) and the more right your view has to be. [Big Grin]
Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on : is often worth a look, as is The Christian Science Monitor's not a bad one to check out either.
Posted by twinky (Member # 693) on :
I use Google News.
Posted by Jhai (Member # 5633) on :
I'd suggest the Economist. Some of my favorite blogs on my RSS include: marginal revolution (economics - tidbits and meaty stuff, culture, books, food), Violent Acres (general topics - I think you'd enjoy the writer's viewpoint on a lot of things), lifehack (productivity and personal finance), the simple dollar (mostly personal finance), the best article ever (completely random, typically awesome), and future pundit (random science articles).
Posted by Celaeno (Member # 8562) on :
Every now and then I read this blog:

There were a couple of economics blogs recommended to me by my econ professors, but I can't find them right now. Give me a day, and I'll have them for you.
Posted by aspectre (Member # 2222) on :
FinancialTimes and TheEconomist. MIT's TechnologyReview often touches upon the economics of spreading technology.
MotherJones is probably the closest to "follow the money".

Also of interest is SciTechDaily which links to a lot of interesting articles, and more importantly has a buncha links to online blogs/forums/news sites and magazines on the lefthand side when ya scroll down. Handier than bookmarking them individually.

[ August 31, 2007, 06:08 AM: Message edited by: aspectre ]
Posted by ElJay (Member # 6358) on :
I like the International Herald Tribune's editorials, and I think they might fit what you're looking for.
Posted by Javert (Member # 3076) on :
Try Pharyngula, PZ Myers' blog. Lots of good stuff, and he posts quite frequently.

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