I am not a subscriber to any newspaper. I read the Providence Journal somewhat frequently, since I live in Rhode Island so it's frequently lying around a bar where I'm having a beer or some food or something. I read the Boston Globe somewhat frequently for similar reasons, since I spend plenty of time in Massachusetts, and for that matter the Globe can be found in places in Rhode Island as well. And I read the New York Times somewhat frequently because the Brown philosophy department subscribes, so it can be found lying around in the lounge.
The ProJo I mostly read when I want to be annoyed. It's a Republican rag, which is odd considering the prevailing views in Rhode Island. The Globe is usually pretty decent. The New York Times also annoys me, not because it's as bad as the ProJo, but because I usually don't find it to be as good as the Globe; it seems to fall far short of its reputation these days.
However, another newspaper I sometimes find lying around and so happen to read is USA Today. I am not under the impression that it has a sterling reputation. But whenever I read it, I find amid the excessive use of color and insipid polls there seems to be a rather astonishing amount of detailed, balanced coverage of genuine news. Further, when I read the editorial page, I often find myself agreeing with their positions, and hardly ever find them idiotic. Have I lost my mind, or has this become one of the better newspapers in America these days?