Mark’s Link Library

If we’re all going to be tossing websites at each other in this modern life, I might as well offer some that strike me as worthy, for a number of reasons.  I’m guessing you know where to find Fox News or the major political parties, so I’ll supply some places that are not as basic, and some that I’ve just landed on over the years.

POLITICAL THINGS

RealClearPolitics.com  The still-young granddaddy of political sites, with columns, polls, video– you could spend all day here

TheHill.com    Good bipartisan site, mostly Congressional issues

WeeklyStandard.com   Home of our friends Bill Kristol, Steve Hayes and others

IPI.org  The Institute for Policy Innovation, one of America’s best think tanks, and they’re local 

PJMedia.com  Pajamas Media, edgy conservatives, always fun

RedState.com  Our buddy Erick Erickson, longtime friend of the show

WashingtonPost.com/Blogs/TheFix  The Wash Post’s Chris Cillizza, always on top of things

AdvancingAFreeSociety.org From the Hoover Institution at Stanford

MEDIA THINGS

HotAir.com  Michelle Malkin’s brainchild, great place for video clips

Mediaite.com  From ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams– clips and comment on politics, entertainment

TheBigFeedBlog.com  Brash, conservative and in your face, when you’re in that kind of mood

AllAccess.com   Inside baseball on the world of radio, TV, music industry

CULTURAL THINGS

CommonSenseMedia.com  Level-headed assessments of movies, books, etc. for kids

LibertyInstitute.com  My friend Kelly Shackelford, protecting religious liberty

ChristianWritingToday.com  By, about and for folks who like to read and write on religious matters

ACLJ.com  Jay Sekulow’s American Center for Law and Justice, among my heroes

FUN THINGS

StumbleUpon.com  Do NOT go here.  Don’t even think about it.  Unless you have a LOT of free time.  It asks what you care about and does nothing but throw it at you.

GetListy.com  Because everyone loves lists.

Metacritic.com  Reviews of everything by everyone

SpaceFlightNews.com  Dork out with me on space, aviation

LOCAL THINGS

Frontburner.DMagazine.com  Great stream of consciousness from D Magazine

TexasTribune.com  Great statewide politics and news

MustReadTexas.com  Compendium of stories, punditry from all sides, courtesy of my friend Matt Mackowiak

LISA’S FAVORITES:  Stuff I see over her shoulder at home:

Pinterest.com   An online pinboard, whatever that is.  But it’s loaded with stuff of all types

FoodNetwork.com  Self-explanatory.  I have benefited greatly from her devotion to this.

DFW.com  Best overall place for everything local

DoctorOz.com  If he said drink motor oil, America’s women would do it.  And I probably would too, the guy is great.