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Political Opinion Press

A selection of periodicals whose principal focus is political opinion and analysis: some from the right, left, and center, as well as a few that publish a spectrum of opinion.
Subjects: Political Science

Political Opinion Periodicals - Left, Right and Center

In the chart below appear periodicals of political opinion and analysis.  They each occupy a position on the political spectrum from ultra right-wing to centrist to socialist and quite a few spots in between.  In addition, several go out of their way to note that they are not allied to any of those positions but will publish outstanding political writing from a wide array of political philosophies.  And even those magazines which state their editorial position as conservative or liberal will often publish comparison or rebuttal articles to foster debate on more than one side of an issue.  So knowing whether a particular ARTICLE or ESSAY is liberal or conservative demands careful examination on the part of the reader.

In the table below, the left column includes links to the "About" or "Mission" page(s) of each publication.  But remember: this is the publication describing itself, not an independent assessment of its political stance.  That is why the left column also includes the entry numbers from Magazines for Libraries, otherwise known affectionately as "Katz" (though Bill Katz is long retired and the editor is now Cheryl LaGuardia) [REF Z6941 .M23 2017], which evaluates and describes the editorial mission and audience focus of magazines.  This will give you an independent analysis of the political leanings of a number of these titles.

The center column provides links that will allow you to search each title using terms which describe the topics and issues in which you are interested.

The right column gives the Call Number of each title for which we continue to receive issues in print as well as notes about major changes in some of these long-standing political publications.  They are shelved in the Periodicals Area on Level 3, Adams Library.

TITLE with links to ABOUT

Database where indexed & accessible

Current print issues in Adams Library

 

 

 

The American Prospect [No Katz #]

"a journal for the liberal imagination"

after 2014 "Liberal Intelligence"

2005 - present of the print edition is indexed in Academic Search. Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

9/1992-present in Nexis UNI

PERIOD A5 P67 [1997-present]
American spectator [Katz#=3899]

Archive search on homepage

Print publication suspended: latest print issue = Sept/Oct 2014
The Christian century [Katz#=4478] 1/1994-present in Academic Search           Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.  

Commentary [Katz#=3901]

“journal of significant thought and opinion on contemporary issues"

9/1990-present in Academic Search          

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
Commonweal [Katz#=4482]

5/1990-present in Academic Search          

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD C7556 W4 [1965-present]
     

The Crisis/ New crisis [Katz#=249]  (note header and footer texts as well as "principles" under Contact link)

 “The most progressive voice of black America”; founded & edited by W.E.B. Dubois (1910-1934); the official publication of the NAACP.

 

 

7/1993-present in Academic Search          

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD C8575 [1993-present]

Dissent [Katz#=3902]

“Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas”

9/2001 to present in Academic Search       

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD D587 [1970-present] 
The economist [Katz#=1817]

7/1990 to present of the print edition is indexed in Academic Search       

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD E378 [1946-present]

Human events [Katz#=3903]

“the national conservative weekly”

2002-present in America's News

Selected content via publisher's website

 

In these times [Katz#=3904]

"independent journalism based on progressive values "

8/1996-present in Nexis UNI  

Monthly review [Katz#=3905]

”An independent Socialist magazine”

1/1994-present in Academic Search  .        Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
The Nation [Katz#=3907] 1/1975-present in Academic Search  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N28 [1865-present]
     

National review [Katz#=3908]

”a journal of fact and opinion”

1/1975-present in Academic Search . Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N285 R48 [1955-present]

The new American [Katz#=3909]

“a weekly review of the news and American opinion”

"that freedom shall not perish"

2/2008-present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.  
New left review [No Katz#] 1/1960 – present (publisher's website) PERIOD N39 L44 [1975-present]

Politico [No Katz #]

" journalism about politics and policy making that is more authoritative in its sophistication and nonpartisan perspective than any competitor"; [Central mission]: "to help sustain and vastly expand nonpartisan political and policy journalism"

1/2007 - present in Nexis UNI  

The new republic [Katz#=3911]

“a voice of modern liberalism"

5/1990 - present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N39 R4 [1914-present]

New statesman [No Katz#]

“Britain’s premier current affairs magazine”

6/1996-present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD N39 S8 [1952-present]

The progressive [Katz#=3913]

"a voice for peace, social justice, and the common good"

5/1990-present in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD P7657 [1970-present]
Slate [Katz#=3914]

6/1996 in Nexis UNI

 

The spectator [No Katz#]

"champagne for the brain"

"quality conservative weekly"

1/2001-present in Nexis UNI PERIOD S743 [1970-present]

TPM [Talking Points Memo][No Katz#]

TPM Main page with Search

 

Tikkun [Katz#=3915]

“a bi-monthly Jewish critique of politics, culture and society”

1/2000-present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 

Washington monthly [Katz#=3918]

“journalism that isn’t afraid to shake some sense into the system”

5/1990-present in Academic Search . Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD W28 M6 [1969-present]

The weekly standard [Katz #=3919]

“join the vast right-wing conspiracy”

12/1994-present in Nexis UNI