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I've become frustrated lately at the news environment I live in. I get most of my information from the internet, and I get it by way of little blog posts from various sites. While I enjoy the back and forth of the blogosphere, I feel like it has a real mile-wide-inch-deep quality a lot of the time. I notice that when I don't log on for a week I'm scarcely worse informed for the omission.
I was thinking about Thomas Jefferson and how he would engage the internet and it occured to me that while he would enjoy online back and forth over issues, he would use primary sources a lot more than I do. He might read the commentary on Vaughn's gay marriage ruling, but first he would read the ruling in its entirety.
So I'm trying to mix up how I take in information and read more primary documents. I just finished reading Vaughns ruling start to finish. It definately gave me something different than reading the talking heads on the topic. Next I think I'm going to read the IPCC's 2007 Climate Change Report.
What do you guys think about the merits of trying to absorb more directly from documents rather than commentary? Any suggestions about what I should put on my list?