What websites do you visit every day?

This year we want BlueNC to be a more valuable resource for people in search of insights and information. One simple way to do that is to operate as a point guard, sharing content smoothly and purposefully.

Right now, we have a short list of North Carolina-focused "Places to Think" under the Right Rail. What sites should be added to that list?

We also want to create a new list of what might be considered "essentials." What sites should be on that list?

This is your chance to help set the agenda.

Pretty please?


Couple of NC Sites

NC Political Beat

NC Council of Churches - best brief analysis of legislation

Bill Franklin



Good site for news honestly presented...

is the Drudge Report. I note that headlines on the Drudge Report do get results and comments from politicians.

Q Notes & Independent Weekly

Though I don't read these sites on a daily basis necessarily, they've each been useful from time to time.


Q-Notes is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper serving North Carolina and South Carolina. It is based in Charlotte, N.C.. Published every other week, it has a circulation of 11,000 print copies and is the largest print publication serving the LGBT community in the American Southeast.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q-Notes



I also like to keep an eye on:



Matt Hill Comer does a terrific job.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Maybe ask the question a different way?

What websites are showing in your bookmarks toolbar right now?

Washington Post
New York Times
NC Policy Watch
Ed Cone
Charlotte Observer
Daily Kos
Arts and Letters Daily
My personal website
Bank of America (soon to be removed)
SECU (yay!)
PR stuff


Democratic Muse

...and a lot of the same on your list. I don't get out much lately.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.


I monitor several different Twitter streams daily, and Hootsuite allows me to observe different streams simultaneously. #ncga and #ncpol are both hot streams, as far as NC-specific politics are concerned.

Daily for Politics

BBC or Guardian- http://www.guardiannews.com/ (work blocks BBC??)
Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
Sic Semper Tyrannis - Pat Lang (more Libertarian than anything but interesting views on ME) http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/
Talking Points Memo - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/
Hullabaloo - http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/
Brad DeLong (economist Prof - UC - Berkley) - http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/
Think Progress - http://thinkprogress.org/

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle...
John Stuart Mill 1866

Mostly RSS

I actually visit very few sites directly everyday relying on RSS to feed the need - consider a BlueNC feed aggregator link to sites over a 'blog list?

That said, I'd add Salon's Greenwald.