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Point of View in Periodicals

Some periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) have a specific political perspective. For example, what gets covered in a Liberal periodical may not be expressed in a Conservative periodical, and vice versa. The following examples may be helpful if a research assignment or project requires analyzing a topic from one or more political perspectives.

Journals
 
Liberal Examples:
  Conservative Examples:
  Economy and Society
Politics and Society
Science and Society
Telos
  Cato Journal
National Interest
Policy Review
Public Interest

Opinion Magazines
Liberal Examples:
Conservative Examples:
American Prospect
Monthly Review
Mother Jones
The Nation
New Statesman
Progressive
American Spectator
Human Events
Insight on the News
National Review
New American
Weekly Standard

News Magazines (Moderate/Non-partisan)
Business Week
Maclean's
Newsweek
Time
U.S. News & World Report

Newspapers (Editorial Stance)
 
Liberal Examples:
  Conservative Examples:
  New York Times
Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
  Sunday Times (London)
Wall Street Journal
Washington Times

 

 

Liberal Journals

Economy and Society Access library issues of Economy and Society
Economy and Society focuses on progressive political, economic, and social issues in Europe and North America, Australasia and the Pacific Rim. This site requires the user to register (for free) prior to accessing information. Once registered, the site grants full access to every issue of this publication from 2000 to the present.
Link to the Economy and Society Web site

Politics and Society Access library issues of Politics and Society
Look for Marxist, post-Marxist and other radical perspectives on issues like the theory of state, class analysis, politics of gender, methodological individualism and rational choice, and the future of capitalism and socialism. The site provides a table of contents from 2000 to the present for this journal. Access to individual articles through this site requires a subscription.
Link to the Politics and Society Web site

Science and Society: a journal of marxist thought and analysis Access library issues of Science and Society
This journal publishes information on political economy and the economic analysis of contemporary societies from a Marxist perspective. Science and Society online has a table of contents of issues from 2001 to the present. A subscription is required to view individual articles.
Link to the Science and Society Web site

Telos: a quarterly journal of critical thoughts Access library issues of Telos
Telos publishes articles that cover subjects such as: contemporary academia, culture and religion in the United States, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Eastern Europe, using continental philosophy and focusing on deconstruction, the Frankfurt school, and Foucault. Utilize the table of contents of previous and current issues to view a few selected articles online without a subscription.
Link to the Telos Web site

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Conservative Journals

Cato Journal: an interdisciplinary journal of public policy analysis Access library issues of Cato Journal
With a libertarian/market-liberal slant, Cato covers public policy including Social security, monetary and natural resources policies, and military spending. This site provides full access to every issue of the Cato Journal, from 1981 to the present.
Link to the Cato Journal Web site

The National Interest Access library issues of The National Interest
Contains strong conservative and libertarian writings on American foreign policy and world politics. A table of contents and article excerpts from 1985 to the present are featured by this site. Viewing full-text articles requires a subscription.
Link to The National Interest Web site

Policy Review Access library issues of Policy Review
Find full-text articles from issues from 1995 to the present at this site. A few select articles and issues from before 1995 are also available.
Link to Policy Review Online

Public Interest Access library issues of Public Interest
Public Interest spotlights articles with domestic policy, particularly education, welfare, housing, poverty, politics, and culture. This site provides an archive of a few selected articles from each issues from Fall 1999 to the present. A subscription is required to view the entire issue. The Public Interest ceased publication in April, 2005.
Link to the Public Interest Web site

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Liberal Magazines

The American Prospect: a journal for the liberal imagination Access library issues of The American Prospect
American Prospect presents a moderate left-wing view on liberal philosophy, politics and public life. This site has an archive of issues from 1990 to the present. Users have full access to older issues, while full-text articles in the most recent issues are only available to subscribers.
Link to The American Prospect Web site

Monthly Review: an independent socialist magazine Access library issues of Monthly Review
The articles in Monthly Review, a scholarly magazine, cover workers and labor organizers no less than to academics and against class exploitation, no less than against racial and sexual oppressions. This site provides back issues of the Monthly Review from 2001 to the present. Users have access to some full text articles from each issue. A subscription is required for full access.
Link to the Monthly Review Web site

Mother Jones Access library issues of Mother Jones
This site includes issues from 1993 to the present. Excerpts from articles are available for viewing, but access to full-text articles is limited to subscribers.
Link to MotherJones.com

The Nation Access library issues of The Nation
The Nation is one of the most openly left-wing publications in existence. This publication contains articles that target ideological opposites and covers a wide range of current issues. The site features an index of issues from 1999 to the present. Selected articles are freely available in full-text, while full access to all articles is limited to subscribers.
Link to The Nation Web site

New Statesman Access library issues of New Statesman
Readings focus on news and politics of greatest interest in the United Kingdom. The New Statesman site has an archive that goes back to 1995. A few full-text articles are available from the current issue, but most require a subscription to view.
Link to the New Statesman Web site

The Progressive Access library issues of The Progressive
Readers can find information on political, economic, and social issues, as well as on culture and the arts. This site's archive includes issues of The Progressive from 1998 to the present. A select number of full-text articles are available to non-subscribers.
Link to The Progressive Web site

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Conservative Magazines

American Spectator Access library issues of American Spectator
The American Spectator is a libertarian-conservative magazine, this site provides access to a few articles and a table of contents of the current issue. The site also features a search function that allows users to search for specific topics in previous issues, from 2001 to the present.
Link to The American Spectator Web site

Human Events Access library issues of Human Events
A Washington D.C. based magazine with a strong partisan focus on political and legislative news both nationally and locally. Non-member users have access to most articles from the current issue (subscribers have full access). There is also a feature that allows users to search previous issues by keyword, topic, or author.
Link to the Human Events Web site

Insight on the News Access library issues of Insight on the News
This site provides access to selected full-text articles from every issue from 1995 to the present.
Link to the Insight on the News Web site

National Review: a journal of fact and opinion Access library issues of National Review
This magazine is pointedly right-wing with a focus on current interests. This site includes an index of full-text articles from September 1998 to the present.
Link to National Review Online

New American Access library issues of New American
The New American presents a mixture of news and commentary from a decidedly right-wing, fundamentalist Christian perspective, with a goal to expose the behind-the-scenes forces shaping American politics and culture. This site provides an index of back issues from 1993 to the present. A few selected articles from each issue are available for viewing.
Link to the New American Web site

Weekly Standard Access library issues of Weekly Standard
Find conservative right-wing articles on political and government topics. Users can search for articles from the past two years. A subscription is required to view full-text articles.
Link to the Weekly Standard Web site

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News Magazines

Business Week Access library issues of Business Week
With a moderate position this news magazine focuses on industries, companies, political, legal issues, information technology, and international business. Additional subjects covered are social issues and lifestyle topics. This site provides access to several full-text articles from current and past issues, from 1991 to the present.
Link to Business Week Online

Maclean's: Canadas weekly newsmagazine Access library issues of Maclean's
Find general coverage of Canadian current affairs and world events from a Canadian perspective. The Maclean's site has some current articles available and an index of past issues, beginning in 2000, that can be purchased online.
Link to the Maclean's Web site

Newsweek Access library issues of Newsweek
A weekly newsmagazine, just as the title states, that covers current world and national issues. This site contains several articles from the current issue and an archive beginning in 1993. A subscription is required to retrieve full-text articles from the archives.
Link to the Newsweek Web site

Time Access library issues of Time
Time captures the current world and national issues on a weekly basis. Search an archive of issues from 1985 to the present. It contains a table of contents for each issue, but a subscription is required for access to articles.
Link to Time Online Edition

U.S. News & World Report Access library issues of U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report covers current world and national issues and is considered to be somewhat more conservative than Newsweek or Time. This site contains a database of issues from 1992 to the present. Articles older than two weeks may be previewed but require a fee for full access.
Link to U.S. News.com

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Liberal Newspapers

New York Times Access library issues of New York Times
Daily reports on national and international events, including major political speeches, current events, arts reviews and lifestyle matters.This site includes an archive of over 700,000 articles dating back to Jan. 1, 1996. After completing a free registration, users have full access to New York Times articles.
Link to The New York Times on the Web

Washington Post Access library issues of Washington Post
Look for reports and analysis on federal politics at national and international levels. This site requires a one-time free registration, after which full access is available to Washington Post articles from 1987 to the present.
Link to Washington Post.com

Los Angeles Times Access library issues of Los Angeles Times
Extensive coverage of the arts and entertainment and how they affect society. The L. A. Times site provides users full access after completing a free registration.
Link to LA Times.com

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Conservative Newspapers

Sunday Times (London) Use citation to request articles through Interlibrary Loan
Users can search this site's database, with articles from 1985 to the present, and retrieve results, but viewing full-text articles requires a subscription.
Link to Times Online

Wall Street Journal Access library issues of Wall Street Journal
Written for patrons who follow the markets, The Wall Street Journal covers national and international events from finance to general news with a pro-business news package. Subscribers to the Wall Street Journal have full access to articles from current and past issues.
Link to Wall Street Journal Online

Washington Times Access library issues of Washington Times
This site has a short-term archive (the last 7 editions) that users can search for free and a long-term archive (1990-present) that requires a fee to view complete articles.
Link to the Washington Times Web site

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