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Truthdig was voted the best political blog as part of the 2010 Webby Awards, and the good folks behind the blog like to say they are "drilling beneath the headlines." The blog describes itself as a "progressive journal of news and opinion" that challenges conventional wisdom and provides a reliable source for those readers who want to explore topics in-depth. Truthdig offers multiple ways to get...

Longform, which is sponsored by the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, connects readers to new and classic non-fiction from around the web. The site gathers non-fiction articles that are longer than 2,000 words (i.e. long form journalism) and lists them on the homepage. Four or five articles are added every day, making for a virtual cornucopia of in-depth reading. The site provides a...

Is it true that chewing gum stays in your gut for seven years? Did a megalodon really terrorize cruise ship passengers? How much should parents worry about the Halloween candy their children receive? Founded in 1994 by David Mikkelson, Snopes has grown into one of the internet's most reputable (and busy) fact-checkers of such claims and other folklore, urban legends, hoaxes, frauds, and...