Anybody who’s seen their field of expertise appear in the mainstream media knows that for quality reporting you should look to investigative reporters who specialize in the field. (Incidentally for math news that is exclusively Quanta Magazine.) With the increased attention on the investigation into the Jan 6 insurrection, here are some of the sources I’ve been following that are at least a step up from the mainstream:
Empty Wheel is an independent news site/blog authored principally by Marcy Wheeler. For the last year it has focused primarily on the investigation into the insurrection, with (eg) both high level discussion of why the DOJ did not appoint a special counsel and low level analysis of the reasoning behind the choice of which crimes to charge different participants.
Opening Arguments is a biweekly podcast featuring a practicing attorney paired with an interviewer who serves as avatar for the audience, covering both the latest legal news as well as interesting non-ephemera. This long-form format does an excellent job of breaking down each piece to get at all the details overlooked by short-form reporting while still making it accessible to a non-lawyer.
Lawfare is a larger independent news site looking at American legal news in national security, international relations, warfare, and cyber security. They notably featured high quality reporting on the Trump-Russian collusion.
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