Daily News comprises the sites that I judge to present news with a minimum of editorializing. As Det. Friday used to say, "Just the facts... ." I realize that is pretty much an impossibly high bar to reach, but the sites listed do a credible job IMHO. It's the old front page section.
Editorials and Essays is what I remember as the old "Metro" section of the L.A. Times. Here, there's no 'local news, just the editorials and some columnists.
- Gerard's American Digest tops the list, not just because it's in alphabetical order, but because he's one of my most favorite writes in this category.
- Steven Green at Vodkapundit is another. On any given day, I would be hard-pressed to say who is better.
- In a three-way tie is W. Lewis Amselem's The DiploMad 2.0. (He took a break from blogging, but felt he had to return for obvious reasons - the Charlie Foxtrot in D.C.)
- Finally, I put Breitbart in this list, because just about all the stories there have an infusion of 'point of view'. Which is OK, but I don't feel it qualifies as "news".
Favorite Columns is a mixed bag of writers.
- NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (Han-Tzong Su's mirror site.) Full of beautiful images on the infinite variety of astronomical topics, from galaxies to eclipses, to Mars and Earth. NASA pissed me off when they took it off-line during the last government "shutdown". Die-hard followers were directed to this mirror, and I have been it using ever since. I've removed the original NASA link. Let 'em drink Drano if they can't take a joke.
- Rodgers Boned Jello is a collection of political rants, entertainment reviews, cooking tips and other life hacks. He also runs the "Barn Army", which claims its very own B-52. He has taken many requests for specific bombing runs, D.C. and the big cities on the Left Coast topping the list. The language is sometimes a bit funky.
- Who could not love Greg's Sippican Cottage? Flash fiction, tales of Unorganized Hancock, and and slightly "kinked" (not "kinky") observations on life, the universe, and everything. He still owes us the "how-to" of jacking a house using a teen age boy.(Ahem.)