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In an attempt to simplify our site and your viewing experience, we're consolidating the news updates/blog on our main home page, so please point your browser to to check out the latest news and updates from our print edition. (Sept. 6, 2004)

See our weblog archives

See our feature, Forever Dada, an animated political cartoon created by California artists Louis Dunn & Steve Campbell. Published occasionally.

Alternative News Sites

See these web sites with breaking news and commentary from progressive writers and publications around the world:

Buzzflash, the left's answer to Matt Drudge
Common Dreams News Center, with selected articles from newspapers and periodicals. See also the concise list of national and international news services, newspapers and periodicals.
The Nation, liberal weekly has daily updates. (requires a subscription to read many articles).
Working For Change
And you never know what will turn up on

For international news which the US media such as the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post might not see fit to print:

From Canada
Globe and Mail of Toronto, for Canadian news and perspectives on its southern neighbor.
Toronto Star, a liberal Canadian newspaper.

From Britain
The Guardian, a liberal newspaper in London (formerly the Manchester Guardian). See its running reports on George Bush's America.
The Independent, a liberal newspaper in London
Daily Mirror, liberal tabloid in London.
New Statesman, British Socialist weekly.
• BBC World News

From Elsewhere:
Al Ahram, English-language weekly based in Cairo, for Arab perspective on Mid-East
Dawn, of Karachi, centrist English-language Pakistan daily.
The Frontier Post of Peshawar, Pakistan, for news from the front lines of the war on terrorism in Afghanistan.
Ha'aretz, Israeli liberal daily with English language edition
International Herald Tribune, Paris-based daily operated by the New York Times.
Le Monde Diplomatique, English language monthly digest of the French daily newspaper.
Mail and Guardian, daily web edition of South African liberal weekly.
Mexico City News, the English language daily in our neighbor to the south.
South China Morning Post, independent Hong Kong and Pacific news (registration required).
Sydney Morning Herald, for news from Down Under.
World Press Review, a monthly magazine with analyses and English translations of articles in the international press, as well as an excellent directory of publications by nation, with ideological leanings.


A Few Good Weblogs
to keep you from getting your work done:

• Eric Alterman's Altercation
• The American Prospect

• Buzzflash
• Center for American Progress
• Daily Kos (politics)
• Eschaton by Atrios (politics)
• Iowa Opinion what's up in the Hawkeye State.
• It's No Accident labor notes by John Lacny
• Liberal Oasis
• Maxspeak (populist economics)
• Media Matters for America
• Nathan Newman (mainly labor law)
• The New Republic
• Progressive Review Undernews
• Political Wire by Taegon Goddard
• Raw Story
• Romenesko's Media News (journalism scuttlebutt)
• Salon
's War Room
• Talking Points Memo by Josh Marshall
• Talk Left, the politics of crime.
• This Modern World, by Tom Tomorrow
•, A.K.A. The Dreyfuss Report on foreign policy.
• Washington Monthly, by Kevin Drum (formerly Calpundit)


They say a picture is worth a thousand words; well, here are some good cartoon sites:

Jules Feiffer

Jeff Danziger

Mark Fiore

Forever Dada, an animated political cartoon created by California artists Louis Dunn & Steve Campbell. Published every Monday.

This Modern World, by Tom Tomorrow. (And he has a pretty good links page.)

Ted Rall, our cartoonist/columnist.

Tom the Dancing Bug, by Ruben Bolling

Matt Wuerker

Also see our Links to Alternative Media


See presidential campaign web sites



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