Here are the progressive "log-ons" that we visit
regularly. We recommend them all. And if you are especially
generous, think of sending in a subscription to these websites and/or their
hard-copy publications. There are no Republican fat-cats supporting
The Smirking Chimp deserves a daily visit. Direct links to
national and international news and commentary. Updated daily. Much of
it is high quality journalism (which one has to look far and wide to collect
it these days) -- from such sources as the New York Times, the Washington
Post, the Guardian (UK), etc.
An excellent source of progressive news and opinion, from the American
press, the foreign press, and the internet. Also some worthy original
pieces. If you sign up, Truthout will send a daily e-mail of
new listings with links.
has the most comprehensive and extensive selection of anti-Bush articles
that we know of, meticulously organized and catalogued. A good
"first stop" in your search for ammunition against Bush
& Co. Also supplies a fresh list of articles and links.
The Crisis Papers
is a user-friendly collection of links to a wide variety of outstanding
articles, organized in precise topics pages. Also contains this
"Dissenting Internet" list, and Activists' Page, features, and
columns by the editors, Ernest Partridge, Ph.D and Bernard Weiner, Ph.D
Another tremungous list of timely articles (linked) and links to other
sources. An excellent "first stop" for a session of surfing.
. Not the website of the National Democratic Party, but
self-described as "the largest independent community of democratic
activists." Hard-hitting exposes and commentary.
Solid articles from the left-wing perspective, with a real bite.
The Online Journal
features an abundance of fearless, no-holds-barred critiques of
establishment politics and the corporate owners/sponsors thereof.
Also contains a rich and reliable repertory of links to progressive
commentary and critiques of the Bush Restoration.
The Online Gadfly
is the website of Ernest Partridge, the co-editor of The CrisisPapers.
Features an abundance of brief opinion pieces on politics, economics, the
environment, etc., as well as longer scholarly works on environmental
ethics, moral philosophy, peace studies and public policy.
Underground. Another fine source of original opinion pieces.
Independent of, and thus less constrained than, the Democratic Party.
Politics Journal.. Despite the stuffy, academic-type title,
this site offers beaucoup links and sassy commentary from the left
The articles used to be formulaic and written by shallow non-entities.
Someone has since done something spectacularly right, for The Nation
has now become one the premier publishers of liberal and progressive
thought. The new online edition appears each Friday.
(UK). England's Guardian offers an incisive analysis of U.S.
politics and worldwide machinations, with fresh and definitely non-American
. A good repository of liberal/left articles re-posted from publications
One of the best foreign websites, with a heavy emphasis on Indian and
Asian politics, but also including many articles on American policy and
Scoop . A super
site from New Zealand. Heavy coverage of New Zealand and Asian
politics, but also lots of solid reporting and analysis of American
war aims and 9/11 coverup.
Another "don't miss" source of free-wheeling progressive opinion.
The New York Times.
Despite all its manifest offenses (the NYT gave us all "The Whitewater
(non)Scandal"), it is still "the newspaper of historical
record." Good Op-Ed pieces, across the political spectrum.
Keep an eye out for Maureen Dowd, Bob Herbert, and Paul Krugman who
have super-sensitive BS detectors, and super-sharp crap-cutters.
ZNet Magazine.. A
wide-ranging list of links and articles from a radical left perspective
that covers world and domestic events. Lots of Chomsky.
Some refreshingly sassy commentaries on the antics of George II and his
gang. A subscription to their "Premium Edition" costs $30,
without which access to the full text of the best articles is
unavailable. We subscribe and believe it well worth the cost.
Besides, Salon is very deserving of the support.
Online. As the
title suggests, the site takes a dim view of the press in general, and the
"punditocracy" in particular. It names names, and its
indictments are generally right on target.
Original essays and fresh links to current articles. Features a huge
links to other sites
Transparency is another excellent "gateway site" to
current articles and commentary on political issues, from a progressive
perspective. If you've had about your fill of "the myth of
the liberal media," Media Transparency is an ideal place to turn for
material for a refuting argument.
This is the central site for Indymedia websites around the U.S. and
the globe. They operate as "a collective of independent media
organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate
a site that publishes important articles about the various ways the
right-wing might have manipulated election results and got away with it.
Take Back the
Media. A site devoted to critical views of the media,
especially those based in Washington, DC. Solid ideas about how to
keep the media honest.
Memo. This is Joshua Micah Marshall's invaluable half-blog/half-essay
website, always sharply tuned to what's happening out there in Politicsland.
Review. Solid research and scholarly analysis, from a left
perspective, of a wide variety of social and political issues.
Beat Around the Bush. A fine German anti-war website that runs
many articles from the United States, in both Deutsch and English.
Good source for German political perspectives.
A lively mix of Hersh's astute essays and other articles from around the
MichaelMoore.com. Just as
brash and irreverent and biting a selection of articles and commentary as
you'd expect from the author of "Stupid White Men" and creator of
"Bowling For Columbine."
News Insider. A wide-ranging
collection of provocative articles from around the world on a range of newsy
Clearing House. Mostly specializes in foreign policy, but
contains a wide range of domestic policy issues also.
Covers a wide range of domestic and international issues, and also includes
a valuable log of
Poll Watch is
trying to deal with the disappearance of exit-pollers that so marred the
2000 election. It show you how you can set up your own citizens'
Still more progressive websites noted (for the moment)