Who Makes Policy Campaign 2016 Edition

Policy: For Those of Us Who Are Not Politically Inclined.

You all may remember during our first lecture that I praised the book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism” based off of it’s accessibility, comprehensiveness, and ability to keep my, honestly speaking, less than politically inclined self interested. If any of you are like me, in the respect that politics do not make you warm inside but you know the worth of being informed, the sites, blogs, and podcasts that I will mention below are ones that I think you will enjoy. OPINIONS BELOW:

  1. Chuck Pierce’s http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/ blog. He’s pretty much an American politics historian, he’s also a super lefty, and pretty comical.
  2. Ed Kilgore from NY Magazine;  http://nymag.com/author/Ed%20Kilgore/ , He’s also a historian but (once again in my opinion) and always provides context for the things that we see on the news.
  3.  Heather Digby is a progressive female (Yay!) writer. http://www.salon.com/writer/heather_digby_parton/ and also at her personal blog http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/
  4.  Joy Reid on MSNBC(I forget what time her show airs)
  5.  Slate.com ’s Jamelle Bouie http://www.slate.com/authors.jamelle_bouie.html
  6. Podcasts– The Professional Left, The Majority Report, and Slate’s Political Gabfest(mainly for Emily Bazelon)

These are all a pretty lefty, but that is who I am. Happy Reading and Listening.


Author: Tami Theodore


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