I used to read the Economist cover to cover. For like 10 years. It’s great for coverage of international affairs that you just can’t get from U.S. periodicals. The mag (they call it a newspaper) is pretty socially liberal and economically conservative. Whatever vestiges of conservatism I have left in my body (admittedly not much), comes from the time I read the Economist. Huge part of my life – I still have a lot of affection for the mag despite its conservative leanings. So it was great to see a couple of articles on the progressive/liberal take over of America. Or the collapse of the Republican/Conservative power machine. Go read them here and here.