News Sources

This blog seeks to engage our children (and anyone else who’s interested) and to leave a “time-stamped” review of what’s going in in our world.

One’s news sources are critical. Our social media propagate rampant disinformation. Traditional news sources are increasingly partisan. Quality journalism is vitally important.

The distinction between objective journalism and political opinion is blurred. Science is politicized. Civil conversation is difficult when we operate within ideological “silos,” or “echo chambers.” Here are some “print” news sources that I access via the Internet.

  • A daily meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation
  • Heather Cox Richardson’s blog: “Letters from an American”
  • Robert Hubbell’s “Today’s Edition Newsletter”
  • The Atlantic
  • The Bulwark
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Associated Press and various local newspapers

We record several broadcast/cable programs. As time permits, I fast-forward through commercials and watch only the segments that interest me. Sources include:

  • NBC Nightly News
  • Morning Joe (MSNBC)
  • The Newshour (PBS)
  • 60 Minutes (CBS)
  • Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (PBS)
  • Much of my broadcast/cable news is from the financial media, which I find to be less ideological. Sources include Bloomberg Surveillance and several CNBC programs: Squawk on the Street, Fast Money Halftime Report, Closing Bell, Closing Bell Overtime, Fast Money
I grew up with The Gadsden Times. I miss the Birmingham Post-Herald (1950-2005). Given our coronavirus crisis and our competence crisis, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal are essential sources.