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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

list of origins of most materials

Apr. 1500 addresses receive this summary on a weekly basis, approximately 100 addresses receive the sometimes daily sendings, with or without comments, which summary is then posted at http://summapolitico.blogspot.comon whenever I find the time.
Do not hesitate, if you wish to be off the list; forward if you like.
I am having some difficulty in making the various links "live" on the blog, so I could send the "summa" with all its links, but the guardian dogs start to bark at the firewalls at a profusion of htlm tags and links. There is nothing especially mysterious as to their origin of most of the material; herewith the list some expression of preference for reliability and acumen, but in order of the preponderance of origin, all of which reach me via newsletter on a near daily basis:
http://www.commondreams.org/ [which itself is a collector from a large variety of sources, as is http://www.buzzflash.com/ and so is
http://tompaine.com/ HYPERLINK "http://www.buzzflash.com/"as is
http://www.opendemocracy.net/
which comes across the drink from London at the speed of the electron , and where Sidney Blumenthal is pitching a fine no-hitter on the Bush lies, an easy matter with such Bush league liars you may think, however he derives from a previous administration that knew something about prevarication, too


http://www.mediabistro.com/
which differs little from Romenesko at
http://www.poynter.org/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/ HYPERLINK "http://www.buzzflash.com/"is the single most useful source for sorting through the underbrush, either Tom Englehardt's own commentary with numerous links, or his excellent contributors...
http://www.wsws.org/HYPERLINK "http://www.buzzflash.com/"
has its own newsletter and sometimes excellent pieces of all kinds, the international lives there if nowhere else....
http://www.findlaw.com/ has an excellent daily newsletter which again links to their sources.... AP in most instances which shows how little use is made of AP by most major dailies, how much of it never makes it into print....John Dean especially but many other Legal Beagles with well honed snouts...
http://www.pinr.com excellent political economic background material on a daily basis...
http://www.alternet.org/ [some of it original, some of it roundup, there gets to be a fair amount of snakes biting snakes tails all around]
The there are:
http://www.inthesetimes.com/ a weekly
http://www.fas.org/ [Steven Aftergood's invaluable near daily sending of secrecy news which keeps proving over and over that the only secret is that there is no state secret except those that the priests of power create to stay in power]
http://www.thememoryhole.org/
[an occasional with a great data base]
http://www.lrb.co.uk/ [The London Review of Books, a bi-monthly]
http://www.thenation.com/
http://www.coha.org/ [Council of Hemispheric Affairs] is excellent on Latin Amurrica] to be supplemented by
http://www.mediabistro.com/
which differs little from romensko at
http://www.poynter.org/
http://www.tomdispatch.com/ and

http://www.buzzflash.com/ are the single most useful source for sorting through the underbrush, either Tom Englehardt's own commentary with numerous links, or his excellent contributors...

http://www.findlaw.com/ has an excellent daily newsletter which again links to their sources.... AP in most instances which shows how little use is made of AP by most major dailies, how much of it never makes it into print....John Dean especially but many other Legal Beagles with well honed snouts...
http://www.pinr.com excellent political economic background material on a daily basis...
http://www.alternet.org/ [some of it original, some of it roundup, there gets to be a fair amount of snakes linking up with snakes' tails all around]
The there are:
http://www.inthesetimes.com/ a weekly
http://www.fas.org/ [Steven Aftergood's invaluable near daily sending of secrecy news which keeps proving over and over that the only secret is that there is no state secret except those that the priests of power create to stay in power]
http://www.thememoryhole.org/
[an occasional with a great data base]
http://www.lrb.co.uk/ [The London Review of Books, a bi-monthly]
http://www.thenation.com/
http://www.coha.org/ [Council of Hemispheric Affairs] is excellent on Latin Amurrica] to be supplemented by




http://www.narconews.com
for nitty-gritty stuff especially in Central America [sometimes more than one communication per day! If you want a direct line to Sub-Commandante Marcos, here's your chance!]

http://www.nybooks.com/ [the NY Review of Books appears every several weeks, except in summer when the backers of McCain and Wesley Clark for President retire to the Hamptons... its a permanently schizo shop with great political journalism....
http://www.slate.com/ [can be gotten as a newsletter, too but I prefer taking a gander at the site several times a week. And do the best i can to keep Jack “Jalapeno”Schafer honest; unfortunately the preternaturally supercilious spirit of Michael Kinsley appears ineradicable, like the talcum powder that Arabian dust storm leave in every nook and cranny for decades to come.]
http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage [arrives in my inbox with the first cry of the robin, and differs little, except for speediness, in providing the daily grit from the variety of grit producing spots in the Near East but has links to a variety of Arab papers which I consult with some frequency and does nothing to suppress the grit.
The newsletter of ex-author, still friend larry birns' Council for HomoPHOBIC affairs in Washington
http://www.coha.org/
continues to be invaluable
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/
http://news.independent.co.uk/
arrive punctually and I am amused to see that both Tony the Pony and Bush the Whacker are doing the Cabinet Shuffle... at about the same time...
Oh yes, Columbia Journalism Review
http://www.cjr.org/
too has a newsletter...
as does http://www.wsws.org/ my impotent friends at what's left of the Trotzkyist Brigade. They see clearly, have nothing to lose by speaking truth to power, and their editorials differ little at this point from those composed by the highly paid staff of the NY Times... there's an idea for Mr. Sulzberger to save some money!

and I receive the L.A. Weekly and the Village Voice newsletters, too.
Painless as the receipt of all this information may be, ploughing through it, giving it some thought, letting it sink in... selection from it depends also on my mood...
I do not,ordinarily, provide links, to anything in the New York Times, for reason that it is a kind of coin, albeit impure and partial and very imperfect, of the realm; one or the other link to the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post and Guardian and Independent will appear, as well as to Slate [usually to one of Jack 'Jalapeño' Shafer's pieces, though Kaplan, Luthwick and a few other terrific people appear there as well, who have not gone gaga under the lasting influence of the malarial infection known as Michael Kinsley's superciliousness, not that Kinsley has not his occasional anti-dotal uses. The Atlantic. Harpers. Wired. Vanity Fair, The New Yorker... they all have more than nuggets... it is a rich world of political journalism for the few million too few. Marc Cooper's piece on the Mexican/ American Border in the April issue is a standout.
Seattle does not hold its own, it's at the bottom of the heap, just one cut above Kansas as in the baseball standings, or Portland, O-gone in the basket ball league. It has always been like that is what people say, and if you look at what it was like during the hot times in the late 60s and 70s that is true. Summer always arrives late. However, there was a time that the North West had the Wobblies... but those times ... long gone. Sanitized and with fat slugs slowly and innocently [no protective shells] oozing inside the northwestern minds...
I don't come up with many links to Time Magazine, Newsweek, or ABC or any of the networks that put their stuff into the sky and onto the web simultaneously... Yahoo has a sharp news service but it seems entirely linked to AP... AP is great, except so few of its stories actually then make it into the papers... there might be a story in that for Uncle Jack.
I receive the Weekly Standard on a Weekly basis
http://www.weeklystandard.com/
and sometimes I will pass something on from there and from
http://www.opinionjournal.com/ [the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, whose nationalism and perversity for the rich often reminds me of Der Stuermer and many another fascist organ]
Only rarely have time to check the political
blogs myself!
However, it's a great age for journalism just below the layer that is most visible to the mass of sparrows, that feeds the main slow brain. And so there is a lot of low level rumbling, whether it will produce the necessary quake? It is to be doubted, too many people have followed the Crawford Kid's advice and just go shopping.

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