Daily Kos is a group blog and inter­net forum focused on lib­er­al Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. Addi­tion­al­ly, the site fea­tures a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry polit­i­cal ency­clo­pe­dia (“DKoso­pe­dia”), glos­saries, and oth­er con­tent. It is some­times con­sid­ered an exam­ple of “net­roots” activism.

It was found­ed in 2002 by Markos Moulit­sas and takes the name Kos from the last syl­la­ble of his first name, his nick­name while in the mil­i­tary.

ThinkProgress is an Amer­i­can news web­site. It is a project of the Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress Action Fund (CAP Action), a pro­gres­sive pub­lic pol­i­cy research and advo­ca­cy orga­ni­za­tion.

Talk­ing Points Memo (or TPM) is a web-based polit­i­cal jour­nal­ism web­site cre­at­ed and run by Josh Mar­shall that debuted on Novem­ber 12, 2000. The name is a ref­er­ence to the memo (short list) with the issues (points) dis­cussed by one’s side in a debate or used to sup­port a posi­tion tak­en on an issue. By 2007, TPM received an aver­age of 400,000 page views every week­day. It has been described as a left-wing advo­ca­cy web­site.

Crooks and Liars is a lib­er­al / pro­gres­sive news blog focus­ing on polit­i­cal events and the news cov­er­age of them, found­ed by John Ama­to. Karoli Kuns is the man­ag­ing edi­tor.

Truthdig is a news web­site that pro­vides a mix of long-form arti­cles, blog items, curat­ed links, inter­views, arts crit­i­cism and com­men­tary on cur­rent events deliv­ered from a polit­i­cal­ly pro­gres­sive, left-lean­ing point of view. The site offers inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism and focus­es on major “digs” that drill beneath the head­lines to reveal facts over­looked or not report­ed by main­stream media.

FiveThir­tyEight, some­times referred to as 538, is a web­site that focus­es on opin­ion poll analy­sis, pol­i­tics, eco­nom­ics, and sports blog­ging. The web­site, which takes its name from the num­ber of elec­tors in the Unit­ed States elec­toral col­lege, was found­ed on March 7, 2008, as a polling aggre­ga­tion web­site with a blog cre­at­ed by ana­lyst Nate Sil­ver. In August 2010, the blog became a licensed fea­ture of The New York Times online.

Moth­er Jones (abbre­vi­at­ed MoJo) is a pro­gres­sive Amer­i­can mag­a­zine that focus­es on news, com­men­tary, and inves­tiga­tive report­ing on top­ics includ­ing pol­i­tics, the envi­ron­ment, human rights, and cul­ture. Clara Jef­fery serves as edi­tor. Steve Katz has been pub­lish­er since 2010. Moni­ka Bauer­lein has been CEO since 2015. Moth­er Jones is pub­lished by The Foun­da­tion for Nation­al Progress.

The mag­a­zine was named after Mary Har­ris Jones, known as Moth­er Jones, an Irish-Amer­i­can trade union activist and ardent oppo­nent of child labor.

Reason is an Amer­i­can lib­er­tar­i­an month­ly mag­a­zine pub­lished by the Rea­son Foun­da­tion. Hit & Run is Rea­son’s group blog. It is main­tained and writ­ten by the staff of the mag­a­zine. It was start­ed in 2002.

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