Recommended sources

This page contains links to sources of information about the threat to our Constitutional Republic.

Letters From An American, by Heather Cox Richardson.  Richardson is an American historian and professor of history at Boston College, where she teaches courses on the American Civil War,  the Reconstruction Era, the American West, and the Plains Indians.   She previously taught history at MIT  and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Richardson has authored six books on history and politics. In 2014, Richardson founded a popular history website, Between 2017 and 2018, she co-hosted the NPR podcast Freak Out and Carry On.  Most recently, Richardson started publishing “Letters from an American”, a nightly newsletter that chronicles current events in the larger context of American history.  The newsletter accrued tens of thousands of subscribers, making her, as of December 2020, the most successful individual author of a paid publication on substack.

DailyKos.  This blog features commentary on current events by various observers and commentators.

Democratic Underground.  A blog on which you can set up an account and (1) comment on other’s articles, and, (2) post your own articles.

Lawyers, Guns, and Money.  A politics and culture blog written primarily by a group of eight academics.  LGM was founded in May 2004 by David Watkins, Rob Farley, and Scott Lemieux.   The title comes from a song with the same title by Warren Zevov: “I was gambling in Havana, I took a little risk / 
Send lawyers, guns and money, dad, get me out of this, . . .

Raw Story.  I have some reservations about recommending this site — it has a group of authors who publish dozens of articles per day.  In many cases, the headline is somewhat alarming, mainly to catch your attention.  The site is overrun with ads unless you donate a few $$ and become a subscriber.  Try it and see if you like it.

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