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Religion and Philosophy: Credible Sources

Library resources for philosophy and religion classes at Northwestern Michigan College

Liberal Sources

Liberal Sources

Harpers 
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: A
rticles on politics, science, education, the arts, entertainment and business for a well-educated, politically active audience.

Mother Jones
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: A
rticles dealing with national news, investigative reporting, commentary, the arts as well as articles on health, the environment and book reviews.

Nation 
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: Economics, education, foreign policy, labor, law and other social issues, literature and the arts.

New Republic
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: Articles in the format of reports and essays, with topics ranging from politics and economics to literature and cinema.

Rolling Stone
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus:  P
opular culture especially  music and political reporting

Utne Reader: The Best of the Alternative Press
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and databases
Focus: A
 digest of materials reprinted from alternative and independent media.


 

Liberal Think Tanks

Neutral Sources

Neutral Sources 

Atlantic 
(Neutral moving toward left leaning)

Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: A literary magazine covering the arts, the economy, foreign affairspolitical science, and technology. It has had no pay walls via its website since 2008.

Economist
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: A weekly newsmagazine of world politics and current affairs, business, finance and science published in London, England.

Newsweek
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: News and commentary on developments in the nation and the world.

Pacific Standard
Access: Osterlin print magazines and web
Focus: Public policy, administration, behavioral and social sciences issues.

Time Magazine
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: National and international news, behavior, books, business, cinema, law, education, environment, modern living, music, nation, press, religion, theater, video and world.

 

 

Neutral- Independent Think Tanks

Conservative Sources

Conservative Sources

The American Conservative
Access: web and databases
Focus: Political analysis.  It considers itself, "Authentically conservative–modest, open-minded, and uninterested in partisan chicanery."

The American Spectator
Access: web and databases
Focus: News and politics. The print edition ceased in Sept/Oct. 2014 but it's website is still active.

FrontPage Magazine
Access: web and databases
Focus: News and political commentary for the  Freedom Cente
r.

National Review
Access: Osterlin print magazines, web and  databases
Focus: News, commentary and opinions directed at Conservatives and Republicans.

The New American 
Access:  web and  databases
Focus: on political science, social opinion and economic theory, while rejecting an accidental view of history and exposing the behind-the-scenes forces shaping American politics and culture; for constitutional conservatives and economic libertarian

Weekly Standard
Access: Osterlin print magazines 2010-14 , web and  databases
Focus: Conservative opinion magazine.

Conservative Think Tanks

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