Ben Brooks, on how to best follow the news:
There’s a growing sentiment that I am starting to see among news junkies that perhaps it is time to pull back. To not following the news so closely. Instead, follow well-sourced, well-reported news — investigative journalism.
Along the lines of "well-sourced and well-reported" news, I tend to get mine from two publications: The New York Times and Mother Jones. MoJo, with a progressive bend I like, has been especially great at reporting the Boston events. I follow a few of their writers on Twitter as well, and their tweets are always great too. The NYT is also very good, but in terms of true, high-quality investigative journalism, you can't do much better than MoJo.