Here’s where I go to find out what’s going on in the world outside of graphic design

The Atlantic News and analysis from lots of smart people, including Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows, Garance Franke-Ruta, and more

Daily Kos Full-bore progressive politics and activism

Mother Jones/Kevin Drum One of the smartest political bloggers

New York Magazine Daily Intelligencer News, politics, New York City updates, and more

The Plum Line A Washington Post blog, hosted by Greg Sargent

Slate Politics, news, culture, reviews, and funny stuff

Talking Points Memo Progressive reporting and analysis

Washington Monthly Great progressive politics site with emphasis on policy

Wonkblog Heavy-duty insider politics from DC and The Washington Post