This group of links identifies small publications and columnists that I
consider especially likely to have intelligent content.
is one of the best political
analysts in the country. He is almost as good on policy as he is on elections.
The Almanac of American Politics
, which he writes with Grant Ujifusa, is an
indispensable reference for any serious student of American politics. His
columns appear regularly in US News and World Report
, and are always worth reading.
This personal Web site gives you a nice set of links to his work.
The City Journal
is a quarterly with
some of the best analyses of, as the name suggests, urban problems, anywhere.
Front Page Magazine
is David Horowitz's site and
has his virtues and vices. He, and the site, are absolutely fearless; they will
say or publish anything, without the slightest nod toward political correctness.
They also have more taste than I do for political invective; Horowitz sees
the struggle between left and right as a war, and so uses some weapons I would not.
The site has some of the best pieces on the struggle against Communism, published
anywhere. Ronald Radosh's articles on the subject are especially impressive.
The site is also willing—and this shows their courage—to cover stories on
black racism, filling in an immense gap, since the mainstream media avoids this subject
that rare specimen, a genuinely moderate columnist. When almost every other
political columnist seems to have chosen sides, Kondracke seems to be truly devoted
to the good of the entire country. Not as flashy as some, but about as honest and
reliable as they come.
For years, Media Research
has been accumulating evidence
that the media, especially the TV networks are biased against conservatives and Republicans.
They have accumulated a massive amount of data in support of that proposition. This is
the first place to start if you want to investigate media bias.
is a writer, movie reviewer, and
talk show host. His site has links to his articles, by date, and his movie reviews, by
several categories. This is an excellent site for finding movies that will not offend,
if you have strong religious beliefs or even just traditional values. Although he likes
some movies that do not uphold either, as do I, he warns viewers about potentially offensive
material in his reviews.
was an adviser to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He even admits to having
worked on the hapless 1992 Bush campaign. He appears to have no further desire for
office, and so one can read his work without wondering about his motives.
In general, his columns and articles are insightful and fair minded. Surprisingly, this moderate
conservative has found a home at the Long Island Newsday
, a newspaper so liberal it sometimes
seems to be a parody, as well as Tech Central Station
, a techno-libertarian Web publication.
The Public Interest
is one of the two
principal neoconservative publications (The other is Commentary
.) that did so much to
critique Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. Since many of the authors had, at first,
supported the measures they later came to condemn, the articles often have the edge that
recent converts bring to a debate. The circulation is tiny, but the magazine's
influence has been, over the years, huge.