If you're a reader who wishes to gain a cross section of news and opinion at international, national, and local levels, try reading through the blogs and news sites in your home state section, for the local. For the national, go to the Topics section. Most of the news sites and news aggregators are in the left, red column. You'll also find world media and blogs from around the globe there. In the right (blue) column, try the 'Top 50 progressive blogs' and the group blogs. It'll take a couple of weeks perhaps, to wade through them all, but after the first time through, you'll be able to create your own shortlist from those sections to visit after that.