I thought it might be fun to share some of the blogs and columns I tend to follow in the area of public policy and politics. Hopefully, Andy will share some of his too, and perhaps our visitors will share theirs.
Here they are:
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein - Probably more liberal than I am, but with some excellent insights into domestic (and particularly economic) policy. Ezra is a moderate progressive, but has the ability to be skeptical of silly positions taken even by his philosophical allies.
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn - Jennifer Rubin, on the other hand, is somewhat more conservative than me, but has some very good insights into the inside-the-beltway political scene, often better than almost anyone else. Updated almost hourly, it seems! When does the woman rest?
George Will's regular column in the Washington Post - alongside David Brooks, perhaps the pre-eminent conservative commentator today. Beautiful use of the English language and in a non-political arena I recommend his baseball book, Men at Work.
David Brook's twice-weekly column in the New York Times - If I could read only one opinion column, this would be it. Sophisticated and intellectual, masterful analysis and a friendly, open, non-judgemental style make this a priceless addition to out political dialogue, as well as valuable commentary on our social scene and recent findings in the social sciences.