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  •  The American Prospect (5+ / 0-)

    is the monthly of the Center for American Progress. It is from the perspective of the most progressive of the Clintonistas (e.g. Robert Reich) and so the DLC types think that it is far left, but it is easily mainstream liberal. Nonetheless, it is not only good journalism and policy analysis, but usually good with strategy for progressives.

    The Progressive has a fantastic Editor-in-Chief in Matt Rotschild.  The perspective is labor-liberal, social democrat and most of the writers are pro-peace, although it doesn't take a party line on pacifism.  There is kind of a secular-Jewish feel to it, which may just reflect Rothschild or may pre-date his time, IDK.

    The 2 Christian parallels to Tikkun, both of which have been around longer, are The Christian Century, and Sojourners. To the extent that there remains a Christian Left in this country, those are the journalistic outlets. They once had much company before the Religious Right muscled everyone else out.

    For British perspectives, I read both The Guardian and The Independent.

     For Israel, you can find English editions of both The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz, the two newspapers with the largest circulation. You will find far more criticism of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians than in most U.S. publications.  Remember how Alan Dershowitz raised such a big stink when Jimmy Carter title his book on the situation, Palestine: Peace or Apartheid?>, well,  this was not shocking IN Israel. Mainstream writers in both the above publications used the apartheid term, especially after construction of the Wall.  Unfortunately, it's harder to find Palestinian perspectives.

    I also read the website of the BBC. Europeans find the BBC to be terribly conservative, but not from a U.S. perspective. They have on the ground reporters in every nation of the Commonwealth (i.e., the former British colonies), so you get REAL journalism and a global perspective quite alien to the U.S.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:53:03 AM PST

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