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AP Language and Composition - Ms. McGuire
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About Opinion columnists

Finding Opinion Articles

  • The New York Times Opinion Pages
    Columnists, contributing writers, and op-ed (opnion-editorials) may all be good sources of articles to read.
  • Boston Globe Columnists and Critics
    Some of this content is available to subscribers only. If your parents subscribe (to either print or online), you should be able to access - ask them if they have activated their online access.
  • Los Angeles Times Columnists
    You can access 10 articles per month free of charge. But each article you click on counts as one of the articles, so be judicious!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Use the Commentary and Columns sections of this page to find appropriate articles.
  • The Washington Post
    Featured Columns (and Opinion Blogs, if allowed by Ms. McGuire) could work for this assignment.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Opinion section from the Midwest's leading newspaper.
  • The Nation
    National Magazine's opinion writers.
  • The Economist
    A weekly magazine out of London that covers world news. You will notice British spellings and expressions.
  • The New Republic
    "The Plank" - The New Republic's opinion section.
  • Harper's
    A monthly magazine of news and information. Not all articles here will work for this assignment.
  • The Atlantic
    Like Harper's, not all articles will work. Check with Ms. McGuire if you are not sure!
  • Rolling Stone
    Link for Politics section. Especially look for Matt Taibi's writing.
  • National Public Radio
    The Opinion Page.
  • International New York Times
    Fomerly called the International Herald Tribune. International opinion - spotlight on world issues.
  • Al Jazeera
    The Arab world's English site.

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