Best Political News
Christian Science Monitor
This international daily newspaper is published Monday through Friday. Founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, it has reporters in 11 countries; it's motive is “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind."
The Financial Times (subscribe/trial) can be thought of as the Wall Street Journal of Europe. It provides in-depth reporting on US economics, policy and politics from a European perspective.
The Hill, the newspaper for and about the U.S. Congress, is the Capitol Hill publication with the highest circulation. The Hill delivers fresh, in-depth, nonpartisan, non-ideological, investigative and news-breaking editorial.
New York Review of Books
The New York Review of Books is, according to Esquire, "the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language." The bi-weekly examines issues of American life, culture, and politics from a left-leaning point of view. This is not your average "book review" -- social and political issues are reviewed through the lens of literature review.
New York Times
The New York Times is the de facto national newspaper of the well-read in America. Requires free registration.
The New Yorker
This weekly magazine is currently best known for articles by Seymour M. Hersh that helped break the Iraqi prison scandal.
For almost 50 years, Roll Call provides readers with up-to-the-minute news of the legislative and political maneuvers that happen on Capitol Hill. Published Monday-Thursday when Congress is in session, the online edition provides the full content of the print edition but most stories require subscription.
Online publication Salon, founded in 1995, serves an unabashedly progressive point of view and has been called "intriguing and intelligent" (Washington Post), "truly compelling" (Time) and "smart and provocative" (Forbes).
Slate is the Bill Gates/MSN entry into online journalism. It was launched under the leadership of Michael Kinsley, who now writes for the Washington Post.
The Washington Post provides the most comprehensive online look at actvities inside the beltway; excellent coverage of the campaign and the war in Iraq. Requires free registration.