Daily reads, and they should be for everyone.

Radley Balko and crew at the wonderfully articulate libertarian website, The Agitator.

Balloon Juice, my personal favorite, overseen by a two-time Bush voter, John Cole, who seems to be some sort of long-lost psychological twin of mine.

Andrew Sullivan, a conservative of my grandfather’s mold, a gay yet weirdly devout Catholic, possibly due to his upper-crust, highly authoritarian snobbish and British background, who regardless does a great job of honest analysis and sometimes heartfelt rebuttal. One of the best and smartest blogs on the net.

For you econ junkies, I highly recommend Atrios, a PhD in Econ and short-form blogger of even West Wing fame. He makes macro economics pretty easy to understand.

There are others, but if you read those every day you’ll be marginally smarter than you were before you did.