Magazines and newspapers that publish pieces on controversial topics usually have a point of view. For more information about the ideological orientation of leading media sources see the Allsides Media Bias Chart. Also, Vanesa Otero's Media Bias Chart is a serious effort to indicate the ideological orientation and quality of news sources.
Below are prominent, high quality magazines and newspapers grouped according to their political orientation.
Clearly left-of-center Dissent
Mother Jones Nation New Statesman
Atlantic American Prospect Harpers New Republic New York Review of Books
New York Times New Yorker Rolling Stone
Towards the middle
Wall Street Journal (reporting)
Commentary National Review Spectator
Wall Street Journal (editorial) Weekly Standard (ceased publication in 2018)