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Media we Endorse

There is online media that Todd reads that is good enough to pay for. There really isn't much that we'd pay for out there, and while the selection of these publications may expose Todd's political bent, these wee and no so wee media outlets are worth endorsing.

Independent Outlets

Freedom News Daily - [ LINK ]

We've subscribed to the Freedom News Daily digest for a few years now. It's an email synopsis of news and opinion related to gains and loss of freedom, geared towards a libertarian audience. Generally focused on the US, there's also a decent amount of coverage from around the world.

Thomas L Knapp puts this out in cooperation with the libertarian Rational Review Digest. It doesn't cost anything to subscribe, but it certainly is worth the annual cash donation we put forward for it.

This is True - [ LINK ]

This is True is published by Randy Cassingham once a week. From the site: "This is True is a weekly syndicated newspaper column by Colorado humorist Randy Cassingham. True reports on bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate newspapers from around the world (never "tabloids")."

$24 a year is certainly worth the weekly dose of unusual and usually hilarious news and commentary.

Major Media

The Economist - [ LINK ]

The Economist is the internationally renowned news magazine published weekly both online and in paper. While there is loads of interesting content on the site, the release of the weekly print edition online is a guaranteed read for Todd.

After subscribing online for over 10 years and quite enjoying the main paper and the supplements, Todd also regularly visits the Free exchange blog.

The National Post - [ LINK ]

One of Canada's two national newspapers, the National Post, is Todd's favourite broadsheet for commentary and columns, like those from Robert Fulford, Christopher Hitchens and Andrew Coyne. Different enough from the Globe and Mail, the National Post is a very good alternative to the large market newspapers in Canada. The online edition is included free with a paper subscription.

The Globe and Mail - [ LINK ]

The second of Canada's national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, is read for it's commentary and letters page, but the news is worth perusal as well. Columnists like Rex Murphy, Margaret Wente and Christie Blatchford make reading very worthwhile, while Jim Stanford - a labour economist - always provides a perfect counter example to intelligent economics.

Reason - [ LINK ]

Reason is one of Todd's favourite monthly rag and became so after seeing Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie do a couple of segments on Penn and Teller's Bullshit. The libertarian news and commentary are well worth grabbing individual issues online. And, if the written content doesn't get you, the monthly multi-page comic from Peter Bagge seals the deal.

Seed - [ LINK ]

The online version of Seed is loaded full of extras on various topics. The paper edition spends quite a while in Todd's bag and is usually read cover to cover. There was a chunk of last year where the news and commentary in the magazine was overwhelmingly Global Warming focused, but they seem to have got back on track with a general view of scientific topics.

Skeptic - [ LINK ]

Skeptic is a fabulous read from cover to cover and the online version has loads more info to fuel your skepticism. Well worth the price of admission.

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