The "Useful Links" thread started by Spie has been stickied for a while, but it's pretty low on content. So, I thought we could have a thread where we can contribute useful links and - if a passing Don wouldn't mind - they can be copied into the sticky or if preferred this can be stickied and I'll maintain the list. Here are some of my favourites; for the sake of clarity, I've not repeated ones already mentioned in the sticky. Here goes: News *Google News - aggregates news from a massive variety of sources so you don't need to check anywhere else. *Blogs Becker-Posner - world-renowned economists Gary Becker and Richard Posner post their commentary on economic, political and judicial matters. Fantastic reading, especially considering Posner's position as justice on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the US and Becker's as a Nobel prize-winner. Daily Kos - stunningly up-to-date political commentary from the left of the US political spectrum. Democracy Arsenal - commentary on US foreign policy from a group of US progressives. Very, very good articles from a fantastic bunch of people. Samizdata - cynical, British libertarian commentary on a variety of issues. Flogging the Simian - commentary on US domestic and foreign policy (though leaning more towards the latter) from a US ex-pat now living in Romania. Very thorough in its research, this site has uncovered loads of things that the mainstream media has ignored and frequently discusses issues you'll never have heard of but that are of vital importance. General Reference *Answers.com - aggregating its content from a huge variety of sources including Wikipedia, Answers is usually my first stop when I'm looking at a new topic. Politics Parliament - the official website of the Houses of Parliament containing loads of information about the political process in Britain. C-SPAN's Prime Minister's Questions - video recordings of recent PMQs; watch democracy happen and chomp popcorn as Tony squirms. Philosophy Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - an absolutely massive range of articles on all aspects of philosophy. Some of them are a little advanced and dry, but it's chock full of information. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - whilst not as comprehensive as the Stanford Encyclopedia, I often find that the UTM Encyclopedia has better background information on philosophers themselves. The Galilean Library - a wealth of articles including some fantastic introductions to philosophical concepts. Religion The Skeptic's Annotated Bible/Quran/Book of Mormon - a fantastic website that takes apart religious texts, pinpointing their contradictions, errors and "juicy bits" both good and bad. Invaluable in any debate about religion Argument/Debate Fallacy Files - avoid fallacious and thus invalid arguments with this handy list of logical fallacies. Spelling/Grammar Common Errors in English - a collection of common mistakes and how to avoid them. The Elements of Style - a dated yet ever-relevant reference on writing style. The Chicago Manual of Style FAQ - an invaluable collection of tricky questions about punctuation and other style questions. Sources marked * are non-authoritative and thus are not the be-all and end-all of a debate; don't presume something to be a truism because it's posted on Wikipedia, for example. However, they are for the most part trustworthy and have been included because they are either unmatched in their sheer wealth of information (particularly in the case of Wikipedia) or because they provided openly biased yet useful commentary (particularly in the case of the blog section).