Looking for a shred of truth? Read these sites!

These recommended sites are for all of you who really are concerned about “fake” or falsified news? Critical thinking works best with these recommended sites on your regular reading “to do” lists. When you see “lefties” in media defending “righties” and vice versa, you know something good is going down! We also highly recommend reading a variety of more honest independent folks (across the spectrum) but try not to worship their “truth”. Here ya go! Send us your own in the comments section.

We recommend you add these to your reading lists:

National News

Consortium News — the first investigative journalism on the net, founded by the guys who broke the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s and who came from and still work in “mainstream media” – with honesty and intellect galore.

Ballot Access News — written by the primiere ballot access expert in the country, Richard Winger. Subscribe, y’all who care about competitive elections! — “This site is devoted to the cause of non-interventionism and is read by libertarians, pacifists, leftists, “greens,” and independents alike, as well as many on the Right who agree with our opposition to imperialism.” Justin Raimondo, a Murray Rothbard libertarian, does a great job tracking this most important issue that involves the Presidency and highest levels of the U.S. government. Raimondo initially supported Trump but withdrew support stating that Trump could not be trusted.

David Stockman’s Contra-Corner: Get to know the brilliant and bombastic former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan, who describes his blog as, “the only place where mainstream delusions and cant about the Warfare State, the Bailout State, Bubble Finance and Beltway Banditry are ripped, refuted and rebuked.” Note: You do have to subscribe to get the full monty, but you’ll also get Stockman’s trading tips and more. Stockman supported Trump for some illuminating reasons. Watch his 2/25/17 interview about Trump’s economic inheritance.

Democracy Now!: is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.

Charles Hughes Smith:  A great independent thinker who deep dives into the “deep state” that is doing great harm to our country’s economic and security well-being. a little doomsdayish, but who isn’t having come off of Wall Street (their names are fictitious). Moreover, if you don’t feel that way about the peril of the continuation of debt growth to keep our economy going, you’re not paying attention. Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden’s attorney, perhaps it’s most famous writer and attorney has called the mainstream media on fake news with brilliance and finesse.  Founded in 2005 by Publisher Zuade Kaufman and Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, TruthDig is dedicated to reporting on current issues that are insufficiently covered by mainstream media. The website’s mission is to dig beneath the headlines, provide expert reporting and commentary from a progressive point of view, and offer an outlet for original work by exceptional journalists.

Texas News

Grits for Breakfast:  Scott Henson is an ace researcher, writer and policy guy on civil liberties and criminal justice in Texas. He also recently founded Just Liberty, a 501c4 organization that is pushing for common sense and very needed reforms winding their way through the sausage maker, otherwise known as the Texas legislature.

Texas Monthly Burka Blog:  Longtime Texas political pundit, Paul Burka, retired after 34 years at Texas Monthly. His blog now aggregates some of the best political writers in Texas. Great stuff!

Quorum Report: Harvey Kronberg has our respect as a (if not, THE) top-notch political analyst of Texas politics. Though you have to subscribe for his worthy deep analysis dives, you can get the “Buzz” for free. These quick news alerts are a must see if you follow the Texas legislature. There are also his news clips that you can access for free — a daily compilation of Texas press.

Your Local Press

Though some local media are owned by political operatives (therefore, we urge you to get to know who owns you local media), we encourage you to subscribe to your local paper(s) and to contribute through their letters to the editor and their opinion pages. Though many people are reading their news online, in rural communities, newspapers you can hold in your hand still play a very important role.