Useful Links

One of best news commentaries in the US - Daily Show with Jon Stewart
 
Equally good news commentary: Colbert Report
 
Really good news reporting about really important events: Democracy Now
 

"The Closing of the American Mind" by Allan Bloom, read by that genuine scholar himself is available as follows:

http://www.archive.org/details/AllanBloomTheClosingOfTheAmericanMind

 

The great book of Bloom, about really important education as opposed to mere imitation in most of the existing institutions and courses, is available here: http://www.archive.org/details/ClosingOfTheAmericanMind