I’m convinced that today, if you want to know what’s really going on, you’re single best source is a carefully curated assortment of Substacks.
The good ones are demanding reads, at least compared to a newspaper story, since they use actual data/charts/science.
Here’s a few I follow.
https://martyrmade.substack.com/ (I’m a paid subscriber for this one.)
https://alexberenson.substack.com/ (Also a paid subscriber.)
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/ (This is the resurrection of Scott Alexander’s “Slate Star Codex” blog, of “Chinese Robber Fallacy” fame)
https://greenwald.substack.com/ (Glenn Greenwald’s stack. Some of the best “counter-narrative” journalism out there. Glenn does yeoman’s work exposing that which needs to be exposed.)
https://eugyppius.substack.com/ (Anon guy from Germany. Mostly Covid related.)
https://doyourownresearch.substack.com/p/a-conflict-of-blurred-visions (This comes from Alexandros Marinos, who’s been distinguishing himself as one of the moment’s most effective heterodox sense-makers. He hasn’t written much on the Stack, but I’m hoping for more.)
I’ve got a bunch more, but that’s a start.
Anyone else got some recommendations?