Fellow economist and Door reader Phil Miller writes that he'd be interested in a short post on what I read. In context, I think he means what I read for this blog. What follows is not by any means a complete list, but I will list a number of sites I visit often and a number that I really like. (The listed sites are not necessarily in both categories simultaneously, though most are.)
For politics, current events, and just general stuff:
Betsy's Page. My wife's blog.
Boston.com. The website of the Boston Globe. I also look at the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the New York Times, the Raleigh News & Observer, and, occasionally, the Detroit Free Press. In each case, I look first at the lists of the "most read" stories. No surprise: what interests a lot of other people often interests me, too.
BuzzFeed. Gotta keep up with the zeitgeist.
Daily Rotation. Selection of tech headlines and news.
delicious--Popular Bookmarks. Here again, what interests other people tends to interest me.
Drudge Report. Mostly for old times' sake.
Fark. Sometimes crude and dirty--not that I mind, just fair warning--but usually funny, inventive, and interesting. Nothing else like it that I know of on the Web. (Even if they really, really should let Duke-Kentucky '92 go, already.)
Hot Air. Headlines and links to articles, mostly about politics, mostly from the conservative viewpoint.
Instapundit. One of the earliest blogs and, for my money, the peak of the form. It's distinguished for breadth of knowledge and interest, its wit, and the author's careful, calm, and reasonable tone.
Joel on Software. A wonderful writer and interesting entrepreneur. The commentaries on economics are wonderful all by themselves.
Kids Prefer Cheese. Commentary by The Greaseman, aka Mike Munger, chair of Duke's poli sci department for a few weeks longer, and his comrade-in-arms, Angus.
Linkiest. "Surfing the net so you don't have to". Links to conservative politics and commentary.
Lucianne.com. The Mother of all conservative websites. Indispensable.
MetaFilter. Some knowledgeable and interesting people--"Mefites"--hang out here.
Michael Greenspan. Blog buddy,
lawyer, and early supporter of the Door.
Overheard in New York. Frequently hilarious.
Political Calculations. Stuff you won't see anywhere else on the Web.
Reddit. To find out what the young whippersnappers are thinking about. Answer: often, not much.
The Heart Scan Blog. Heart health advice from an MD with an unorthodox approach.
The Onion. "America's Finest News Source". Not really. Just frequently note-perfect satire and also entertainment news and reviews.
Wehr in the World. An NC State doing us proud.
What Would Tyler Durden Do? Ya gotta keep up with the gossip. (Occasional pictures of minimally dressed women and dirty remarks.)
A big time-saver in keeping up with economics blogs is William Parke's RTable.NET. But I also sometimes make special trips to a few:
SCSU Scholars. The only blog I know of written by a King.
Truth on the Market. The best IO blog.
Undercover Economist (Tim Harford).
And I visit NBER's new publications every week.