The Best Articles in Politics

The most useful articles and videos in Politics from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Politics Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Politics by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. How to Wage Philosophical Warfare
  2. Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections
  3. Ukraine's Secret Weapons: Dispatches From Volunteers and Foreign Fighters
  4. ‘We Knew We Were on the Precipice’
  5. David Hume’s Guide to Today’s Politics


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Politics, including:

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zeynep tufekci

Complex systems, wicked problems. Society, technology, science and more. @Columbia professor. @NYTimes columnist. My newsletter @insight

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Olori’s Baby

OluTimehin Adegbeye was never your mate.

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Ezra Klein

Columnist, @NYTOpinion Author, "Why We're Polarized" Host of "The Ezra Klein Show" podcast

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Matt Goodwin

Author Sunday Times Bestseller 'Values, Voice & Virtue' & S. Times Bestseller 'National Populism'. I share thoughts weekly on Substack

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Pew Research Center

Nonpartisan, non-advocacy data and analysis. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn or subscribe to our newsletters: ✉️


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Politics, including:

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Foreign Affairs

A magazine of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, founded in 1922. Sign up for our newsletters:

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Data-driven news and analysis from ABC News’s FiveThirtyEight

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Noema Magazine

Exploring the transformations sweeping our world. Published by @berggruenInst. Pitch us:

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The Intercept

Fearless, adversarial journalism. Join our newsletter to get our best investigative reporting delivered to you:

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Project Syndicate

The World’s Opinion Page, featuring exclusive commentaries by scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civic activists.

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  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
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