I read a lot. mostly online, but dead tree too. I often find
something worth passing on, but I rarely do. No time, lazy,
not online. http://www.jerrypournelle.com is a good source
for good articles and discussion.
Here's one. Not my country, don't care that much. One of
the things that I didn't like about life in the US though.
A Nation of Wimps
Focus on the first derivative