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What do you read to know so much happening with the government and policies. I don't have time to watch the news for and hour a day but I do have time to read in the mornings on my way to school . Please can you list what you read? I want to be very informed and I feel like I am lacking on knowledge about politics. Its one thing I feel silly talking about and I want to know so much. Please help!!!
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Honestly, simply reading newspapers is a bad idea, as they all have opinions and axes to grind. They help, but unless you want to be a dogmatic, you need to take the time to read other stuff. Magazines, online journals, articles and the like.

Beware of the internet - it allows you to filter out viewpoints that disagree with you or are inconvenient. But a true intelligent version seeks out opposing views and learns from them.
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Honestly, simply reading newspapers is a bad idea, as they all have opinions and axes to grind. They help, but unless you want to be a dogmatic, you need to take the time to read other stuff. Magazines, online journals, articles and the like.

Beware of the internet - it allows you to filter out viewpoints that disagree with you or are inconvenient. But a true intelligent version seeks out opposing views and learns from them.
Do you have any to suggest?
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try watching question time or sunday politics regularly
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try watching question time or sunday politics regularly

Sunday politics would be a good idea actually. I have tried to fit daily politics but it doesn't really work too well. Maybe recording it and listening to it out and about might work better
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Try reading comment is free on the Guardian and then do the opposite
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Try reading comment is free on the Guardian and then do the opposite
do the opposite?
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Sunday politics would be a good idea actually. I have tried to fit daily politics but it doesn't really work too well. Maybe recording it and listening to it out and about might work better

sunday politics is good as it rounds up the weeks events and gives a good summary.

watching the daily politics would be great too
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Try reading comment is free on the Guardian and then do the opposite

haha in agreement here
avoid the guardian at all costs
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do the opposite?
Do/believe/set yourself on fire... Whatever.
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If you want just one thing to read to keep up to date with politics, subscribe to The Economist. I get the paper copy at a discounted price through my school, but if you have a tablet of some kind you can probably get it on that too. It's often quite liberal but tends to remain pretty neutral and its coverage of US politics in particular is absolutely excellent. I also read the politics articles on the BBC News website every day and at the weekend I read the Telegraph. I find this gives me a pretty broad spectrum of coverage.

In terms of TV, Newsnight and the Andrew Marr Show are good, although I don't watch them as often as I should.

I'm studying Politics at A2 and doing US politics this year, so I sometimes look at the CNN Politics website, which is pretty good for keeping up to date with stuff across the pond since the British media doesn't look at US politics much.
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(Original post by rosebud114)
What do you read to know so much happening with the government and policies. I don't have time to watch the news for and hour a day but I do have time to read in the mornings on my way to school . Please can you list what you read? I want to be very informed and I feel like I am lacking on knowledge about politics. Its one thing I feel silly talking about and I want to know so much. Please help!!!
Erm. google definitions that you don't know and research topics and terms brought up in discussions you have. Then, become proactive and delve deeper into topics. You should always want to know every perspective and understand the agenda behind them.

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(Original post by The Lord)
If you want just one thing to read to keep up to date with politics, subscribe to The Economist. I get the paper copy at a discounted price through my school, but if you have a tablet of some kind you can probably get it on that too. It's often quite liberal but tends to remain pretty neutral and its coverage of US politics in particular is absolutely excellent. I also read the politics articles on the BBC News website every day and at the weekend I read the Telegraph. I find this gives me a pretty broad spectrum of coverage.

In terms of TV, Newsnight and the Andrew Marr Show are good, although I don't watch them as often as I should.

I'm studying Politics at A2 and doing US politics this year, so I sometimes look at the CNN Politics website, which is pretty good for keeping up to date with stuff across the pond since the British media doesn't look at US politics much.

im studying politics at a2 too
looking forward to the usa module
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im studying politics at a2 too
looking forward to the usa module
Cool I'm studying only American politics this year, which has been really interesting so far- the political system over there is a bit crazy compared to ours.
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Two points I would make.

1) Read/watch from a variety of sources, covering all extremes of the political spectrum. For example I could never allow myself to support Nick Griffin (extreme right), or George Galloway(extreme left), but I still read and listen to both on a regular basis.

2) Nobody is neutral, everybody has an agenda. Couple of quick fire examples: The Guardian & Huff Post are incubators for bleeding heart liberals, the BBC *by definition* has an interest in supporting left wing governments for fear of losing it's license fee (although does at times redeem itself and show glimpses of neturality), and the Daily Mail is a right wing zionist paper. To relate this to point 1), for every article you read in (say) the guardian, try and find something related in one of the right leaning outlets. For example you might read an article in the Guardian slamming tax avoidance, but then find out from another media outlet that the Guardian Media Group uses a company based on the Cayman Islands to avoid paying stamp duty.
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Do you have any to suggest?
Newspapers and televison. However don't fall into the trap of just reading or watching one. For example I can't stand the guardian newspaper and its typical readership, but I'll still read it. So read the same news story from multiple sources and that will allow you to get a balanced view.

You'll find that watching documentaries and current affairs programmes such as newnight quiet effective.

I'd also strongly recommend listening to radio 4.
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try watching question time or sunday politics regularly
Apart from the odd occasion, Question Time is rubbish.
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Apart from the odd occasion, Question Time is rubbish.

admittedly it has a mainly left wing audience but i still enjoy it
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Daily Mail of course!

Actually none. I get my news from the front line. Indymedia, DPAC, Socialist Worker, Twitter, Facebook and various Trade Unions.

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