Newsletters on Politics
From tackling complex topics to exposing crimes, newsletters on politics cover a wide range of information. Dig into the history of today’s politics, read about the climate issues and politics behind it, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and events in both national and global politics.
The history and politics of monopoly power. Matt Stoller is driving the antitrust debate and writing a newsletter that encourages to take action. The newsletter tangles the Big Tech exploring topics from Facebook’s lack of accountability, Bezos’s billions to a current Google suit that starts a new era on the policy. Big also identifies market power in niche areas, so you can expect an overview of monopolization in cheerleading, songs, and horse shows.
WTF Just Happened Today
Today's essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics. Read in moderation. WTF Just Happened Today is a daily newsletter that covers US politics. Matt Kiser produces the publication every morning by hand and updates it throughout the day every weekday. Considered to be the best political resource, WTFJHT holds a “neutral-ish position” when answering what has happened in politics today. The newsletter is usually divided into two sections - the main part with the most impactful stories forming a narrative and the Notables, which cover a wider range of daily happenings. Matt Kisser aims for transparency, always providing facts and citing the sources of these insightful news bites. Subscribe for this “lifesaver” and join the community by participating in a 24/7/365 WTF Member forum.
Dave plucks the top ten most fascinating items of the day, which he delivers with a fast, pithy wit that will make your computer device vibrate with delight. In his daily newsletter, Dave Pell is aiming to bring you news in a more condensed format that also excites and entertains. Dave casts a wide net to cover a range of topics, from the Ukraine conflict to Musk’s attempt at buying out Twitter. Whether it’s complex geopolitics or the reasons behind an increasingly sex-less society, Dave will have covered something for your interests! His signature dry wit conveys news in an entirely new light, often finding things to poke fun at in the most unlikely of places, helping you get a laugh amidst all the doom and gloom.
Delivering democracy daily via local news, election data, and maps. Battleground is a daily newsletter examining America’s electoral geography. Justin Case Brown writes with a “maps-first” approach (maps that he, himself created) to illustrate voting patterns for every state and district in the country. Every issue leads with a map and follows with a deep dive into the political geography backed by data and ends with bonus material in the form of “Leftover links” of relevant reads. If you’re looking to bring context to the current voting trends and avoid conspiracy rabbit holes, subscribe to Battleground and start digging!
Perspectives: Past, Present and Future
The biggest ideas shaping our world - it's past, present, and future. Perspectives newsletter will help you understand the world as we know it, and the reasons how it got to be the way that it is. Patrick Wyman shares the lessons on the past happenings and questions the future by drawing parallels with the past, all in plain English. Expect thoughts on empires and police brutality, the conception of freedom, and the sociopathic understanding of it. Perspectives hosts not only original essays, but it is also filled with book reviews, interviews, and links to other great content.
A newsletter about science, social-justice-activism, why they sometimes fight, and how to help them get along better. Jesse Singal writes about the cultural divide, debates political correctness, and dives deep when trying to unpack questionable articles or social science papers. Singal-Minded is a newsletter that brings light to issues like Twitter’s culture wars, battles over linguistics, and super-wokeness. Subscribe for all things culture, current-events-rants, book giveaways, and “many, many dumb jokes”.
Regular news and features by award-winning author and investigative reporter. Honest and impactful, TK News by Matt Taibbi, is full of complex topics and confusing news, written in a clear, digestible manner. Dive deep into the transformation of the American press, analysis on the Russiagate, and all the nuances on today’s Left and Right. The newsletter hosts presidential campaign reporting, regular news, and creative writing with an added bonus of access to Matt Taibbi’s books - Hate Inc. and The Business Secrets of Drug-Dealing.
The traitors are easy to spot. Prevail is a political newsletter that started as a column to cover the world of Trump/Russia. After the end of Trump's term, the newsletter broadened its topic range, to cover everything from organized crime and dirty money to global corruption and the fight for democracy. Greg Olear publishes in-depth interviews and original pieces with the goal to reveal the history and expose the traitors. The author focuses on the context and dives deep into what has already happened bringing all the relevant details up to the surface. Read about politicians who lack a moral compass, Putin's American cheerleaders, and fictional Trump’s character in The Apprentice. Don’t forget Sunday Pages where the author puts Trump/Russia aside and shares poems, art, and other interesting projects. Subscribe for lifetime coverage of Trump/Russia and help to fight the bad guys.
Letters from an American
A newsletter about the history behind today's politics. Letters from an American is a historian’s perspective of today’s political landscape. Heather Cox Richardson highlights what is important out of the day’s news, eliminating the noise around it. The author gives context to today’s politics by placing everything into the big picture of American history. Letters from an American are considered to be both informative and hopeful. You can expect facts and details, together with the provided sources at the end of every post and original perspectives from the author. Subscribe to the voice of reason and explore “what it means and what it has meant, to be an American.”
The Weekly Dish
"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle". Previously a blog called Dish has made a comeback as a political newsletter - The Weekly Dish. Andrew Sullivan is pretty sure he will piss you off, but he believes it will encourage you to reevaluate ideas. The newsletter explores issues on race and gender, debates the Critical race theory and wokeness, and discusses the impact of social media and the meaning of liberal democracy. The Weekly Dish has multiple parts in it - the main column, dissent section where he engages, reacts, and argues with his readers, recommended newsletter list, and a Mental Health Break where the author shares a relevant video. Get all of this and much more by subscribing to The Weekly Dish.
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