For a friend: Say someone wants to develop a working sense of modern-day cultural literacy in the United States. This person has very limited knowledge of current events, and has limited himself to only a very narrow scope of popular entertainment. He now wishes to be able to converse about these topics with reasonably savvy adults (such as in dating scenarios and social gatherings). Can you provide sources of information for the following? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl
on Apr 13, 2014 -
I'm looking for any website that provides up to date unbiased news, reports and footage of political upheaval and civil unrest. For example (applicable to today), like many other news websites it would have up to date material on what's happening in the Ukraine
- but (unlike many news websites) also what is happening in Venezuela right now
, plus Syria (as some media news outlets have stopped their coverage and moved onto other situations). [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Feb 17, 2014 -
Now that NPR's It's All Politics is ending, I need a new podcast that focuses on American politics and national news. I love podcasts like PRI's The World and BBC Newshour, but I want something that only focuses on American stories.
I already listen to Slate's Political Gabfest. Does anyone here have any other suggestions? I'm also looking for high quality blogs that are frequently updated. Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by shoreline
on Aug 11, 2013 -
I would like to be more informed about world events. Can you recommend some podcasts that I can listen to? I'd like to have a variety of perspectives (both politically and geographically) but the main thing is that they are BOTH entertaining and informative. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Jun 19, 2012 -
News broadcasting biases? Creating a "healthy, well rounded" world news media diet. [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on May 2, 2011 -
I am looking for some truth about honor killings...and some insight or clarification rather on Obama's agenda concerning Islam. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Jun 11, 2009 -
How/where do I obtain the right to LEGALLY use a photo of Rush Limbaugh? I don't have a particular photo in mind, but can not find an organization/individual to grant the right to use any photo. After the recent flap over the Obama photo...
posted by toucano
on Mar 4, 2009 -
What are some good blogs or other news sources concerned solely or mostly with "what the president is doing" (politically; not what he had for breakfast)?
Basically, I'm curious about keeping up with Obama's acts as president -- orders signed, deals forged, initiatives taken, stuff like that. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar
on Jan 21, 2009 -
How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem
on Jan 4, 2009 -
News footage for use in a video to be distributed over the web: where can I get it, and for how much? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I'm gonna try to cut together a little political viral video and would love to get my hands on high quality video of the recent democratic debates. Does anyone know of a source on the net to download full resolution (720x480) quicktimes of the debates, or has anyone out there taped or tivo'ed the debates in the greater Los Angeles area who would let me either copy/borrow what you recorded? Thanks ahead of time for your help.
posted by ranchocalamari
on Nov 19, 2007 -
I find that I don't read enough news. When I look at the headlines I am lost about the history of the situation. Does anyone know of a news site that has the news with good historical link-outs to give me a broader understanding of the situation?
posted by lukeomalley
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Did the President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform
radically change their plans at the last minute? I read through the first few chapters of their report
(released November 1
), and then googled
to try to find some independent analysis. Several of the top links are angry articles
from around October 14, talking about how the panel is going to recommend nothing more than a couple of minor tweaks to programs to pay for repealing the AMT, and won't "seek a wholesale reform of our tax code."
But the report that came out on November 1 seems to recommend drastic changes, essentially throwing out most of the existing tax code and rewriting it from scratch. (Not that that's a bad thing.) What happened between October 14 and November 1?
posted by designbot
on Nov 4, 2005 -
I'm looking for some timelines that chart recent/current events - for instance, a timeline that logs the major news stories in the months leading up to the 2004 election; or, a timeline that charts important stories in the war on terror since/before 9/11. Doesn't have to be links, could just be headlines. thanks for any suggestions
posted by greggish
on Aug 30, 2005 -
I want to know more about how Iraq is recovering, but I'd like news and info from the perspective of common Iraqi citizens. All the news stories are either about the insurgent battles, polls and data solely used for political purposes by western partisan groups, or the new government solely in its relation to US withdrawl. [more inside]
posted by p3t3
on Aug 10, 2005 -
I'm over 30 and probably know as much or less about history, politics/ gov, and current events as my 7 year old niece. Now, I want to be aware and don't know where to begin. I've tried just "merging in" but the references, terms, and names are lost on me. I need a starting point that will give me a framework or bird's eye view to start from and build on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 24, 2005 -