Primary Sources


Understanding complex issues requires more than sound bites. Unfortunately, even with a 24/7 news cycle, most broadcast news is reduced to two or three-minute segments, which does not provide much opportunity for reporting nuance. Even print media is limited by space and editorial viewpoint.

When you want to dive deep, consulting a variety of primary sources that offer in-depth analysis can help fill in the gaps. Following are some of my most trusted resources:

Websites to track

Bloggers you want to meet

  • Lela Gilbert writes about religious persecution, Israel and the Middle East. Follow her at the Faith and Freedom blog at Newsmax.
  • Uzay Bulut writes about Turkey’s ethnic and religious minorities, anti-Semitism, political Islam and the history of Turkey. Follow her at Gatestone Institute.

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