My 2 Favorite Sites to Keep Me Informed, Yet Sane


Aren’t there those days you just want to unplug from politics? But at the same time you don’t want to miss anything important?

I get you. There are two sites I read that I can quickly peruse to get up to speed on those days when I either don’t have a lot of time to wade in politics or I just don’t want to be mired in it. One is for the top political headlines and one is for elections news.

Political Wire

Political Wire aggregates the top political headlines every day and gives you a short blurb so you get the context. You can always read the full article if you want to get all the details. It has been my go-to for several years now. (Although in the age of Trump, there are more headlines than there were, say, back in 2015.)

He pulls headlines from all sorts of reputable sources, and sometimes I find new sources from him. I read it daily.

Daily Kos Elections

You are no doubt familiar with their main site and to be completely honest, I’m not a fan of their tendency to use dramatic language, BUT their elections blog is top-notch. It’s perfect to get all the info you’re looking for about elections, and without the drama. On Election Days they live blog results, and on other days they keep up to date with the latest news for a huge variety of races. Better still, the way they add sub-headings makes it really easy to find the races you’re most interested in. Like this:

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On weekends, Stephen Wolf pulls together a Voting Rights Roundup for the blog that aggregates all the important stories from the previous week about one of my top issues. Here’s the most recent roundup, if you’d like to take a look.

So there you have it. Two of my go-to news sources to keep me informed, yet sane. Enjoy.

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