So, without further adieu, here are the people I have followed since my last post.
@joshrogin: Rogin covers national security and foreign policy for Foreign Policy (magazine). He often tweets his column and other things that come up in the news that have to do with national security or foreign policy.
@MHarrisPerry: Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor of political science at Tulane University. She guest hosts for Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell from time-to-time. She’s also writes for The Nation.
@Thom_Hartmann: He hosts a progressive radio show that has nearly 3 million listeners a week. Interesting to me, before being a nationally syndicated radio host, he was a psychotherapist.
@politifact: Politifact is a project where the staff, “fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists, and interest groups.” This is very helpful in judging the validity (or truth) of some of the things said by people involved in politics.
@NationalDebt: “The National Debt Clock ran out of digits so start following the debt daily on Twitter. (+) or (-) means up or down from previous day’s debt total.”
@jeremyscahill: Scahill is the national security correspondent for The Nation. He also wrote Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
@David_Gergen: Gergen is a Senior Political Analyst for CNN. He’s also the Director for Public Leadership and a Professor of Public Service at the Harvard Kennedy School.
@Eugene_Robinson: Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Washington Post. He’s also an MSNBC analyst and author.
@davidaxelrod: David Axelrod was the chief strategist for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Afterwards, he remained a senior advisor to President Obama.
@Pres_Bartlet: President Bartlet is the fictional character from the television series: The West Wing. Whomever tweets from this account captures the essence of how President Bartlet would tweet, in my opinion.
@NassimHaramein: Nassim Haramein is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. I highly recommend checking out his work. You can start with his website, but if you can, I’d get a copy of “Black Whole.”
@johnlegend: I was first introduced to John Legend’s music during my undergraduate degree. I can be quite particular about the music I listen to, but for the most part, I like Legend.
@neiltyson: Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the more accessible scientists of today. He has made many appearances on talk shows (including The Daily Show) and even a guest spot on “The Big Bang Theory.”
@BillyCrystal: My first introduction to Billy Crystal was in the movie When Harry Met Sally… A great movie, indeed. Interesting fact: Billy Crystal has hosted the Oscar’s the second most number of times (currently 8, soon to be 9, which is well behind Bob Hope with 18).
I’m nearing my self-imposed word limit of (1000 words), so I’ll end this post for now. It’s worth noting that I’ve gone through and “purged” some of the accounts I’ve followed in the past (including some of the accounts in this post) and subsequently, added a slew of new accounts. Look for some of them in Part 6 of this series. And as always, if you have suggestions, leave a comment, send me an email, or tweet me.