Blog Profiles: Political Blogs, Volume 2
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It’s been a while since I covered politics.
As a native Washingtonian, it’s a touchy subject – people voted for whom they voted.
Now, whether their selection is the man in the White House, political discussions nowadays don’t go the way of friendly banter or intellectual discussions. People are passionate about their choices. I get it, and I respect that.
But here, I’d like to showcase a handful of political blogs that I think do a fine job with reporting the nation’s top political stories.
Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Its news provides “readers with rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective … over the past decade, the site has evolved from a small rapid response blog to a newsroom of reporters and editors covering the intersections between politics, policy, culture, and social justice.”
Posts I found interesting include Donald Trump wants to punish the NFL by taking away a tax exemption they gave up 2 years ago, White House demands border wall funding, mass deportations in exchange for DREAMer protections, and Russian operatives used Google platforms for disinformation, aiming to meddle with 2016 elections.
Follow @thinkprogress on Twitter.
RealClearPolitics was founded by “two news junkies from their Chicago apartment” in 2000. It grew from a passion to find interesting political stories.
“Tom Bevan and John McIntyre wanted a site that contained the most pivotal information on the day’s need-to-know issues,” the site says. “It wasn’t long before they discovered they weren’t the only ones with this desire.”
It’s a big site, covering policy, markets, defense, energy, health, science, religion, education, sports, and history, to name several topics.
Recent notable posts on RealClearPolitics include Democrats Reject White House Immigration Proposal, Trump to Corker: “I Inherited a Mess, But We’re Fixing It,” “We’re on the Right Path,” and Mattis on North Korea: US Army Must “Be Ready” in Case Diplomacy Fails.
Follow @RealClearNews on Twitter.
PoliticusUSA says its “first responsibility is to the people.”
The site was founded early 2008 by Jason Easley.
“PoliticusUSA is fiercely corporate-free political news and analysis,” the site says. “We have grown into being White House and Congressional credentialed journalists and are proud to have become a Reuters publishing partner.”
Some stories that caught my eye include Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuit against bump stock makers, Washington AG Sues Trump For Violating The Constitution By Blocking Access To Contraception, and ‘Hell to pay’ over water, food deliveries, Puerto Rico governor warns.
Follow @politicususa on Twitter.
This site covers politics, culture, and current events.
“The Political Insider is your safe haven from the tired old liberal media,” the blog says. “We give you a different view – one that doesn’t toe the extremist left-wing party line, or bow down to political correctness.”
Stories to read right now include Republicans Increase Spending for FY 2017, Environmental Protection Agency Moves to End Obama-Era Climate Change Rule, and California Sheriffs Want Congress to Stop Their ‘Sanctuary State.’
Follow @TPInsidr on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.