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  • Democrat
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    I'm looking for a WEEKLY magazine that would be considered left, liberal, or progressive, covering news, politics and current events .
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    magazineline.com/the-week-magazine?Affi...A
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Weekly is tough, but there are plenty of left minded publications out there.

    However, I would encourage you to expand your horizons and be open to more center left/centrist publications. Left wing publications only espouse a certain segment of left leaning people and I believe it's important to try to see things from various perspectives.

    Check out The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Economist, and The Atlantic. These publications hire qualified journalists who write highly sourced pieces that aren't filled with conjecture.

  • Democrat
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    Ok thanks. I was originally thinking of the Economist. I was thinking of checking out the Week as first reply recommended. Just don't want anything right of center
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I sorta put The Economist in the same category of WSJ!
  • Democrat
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    I'm completely new to reading on politics and current events so wasn't sure where to start. I bought foreign affairs. Barnes and noble was sold out of the Week, but I'll probably go back and get the Economist
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    pr Wrote: I sorta put The Economist in the same category of WSJ!

    I'd beg to differ, although I'm not terribly opposed to the WSJ journalist staff.

    It's important to understand the difference between the news and editorial room. I have online subscriptions to all major papers and that includes the Wall Street Journal. I vehemently disagree with many of their editorials, but their news section is as solid as the New York Times and Washington Post.

    While I may disagree with their editorials, I still read them because I believe it's important to understand what the other side of the aisle is thinking. Just because someone writes something you disagree with doesn't mean they are terrible people.

    With regards to the Economist, I will simply suggest that you are woefully misinformed. I've had a print subscription to the Economist for years now and have zero issue with their reporting. It's one of the few magazines that reports on issues going on not just in the States, but throughout the world.

    We have to get out of this "I'm only going to read and watch things that reinforce everything I believe" mindset. I enjoy reading things from smart people I disagree with because it forces me to fine tune my arguments.

    I'll give you that the Economist isn't a left wing propaganda machine, but that doesn't mean it's the same as The Blaze.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Sober Wrote: I'm completely new to reading on politics and current events so wasn't sure where to start. I bought foreign affairs. Barnes and noble was sold out of the Week, but I'll probably go back and get the Economist

    Rolling Stone is another good one on the left, but they are up for sale and I wouldn't be surprised if many of their top journalists start looking for jobs elsewhere. Another solidly left leaning online publication is The Intercept.

    I thoroughly enjoy both Rolling Stone and The Intercept and would recommend them whenever you're wanting to read hard hitting left-of-center articles.

    My only suggestion is that people read stuff that might make them uncomfortable. I absolutely love reading things that reinforce my preconceived notions. Who doesn't? But I still force myself to read things from people who are smarter than me who have a different point of view. It's really easy to read something and nod in agreement, but it's a little more difficult to read something you disagree with but still respect.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Sober, We welcome you. I would encourage your participation on threads that interest you. Add an opinion or a suggestion if you care to.