Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Project Vote Smart

As the 2008 election season heats up, where can you find a reliable nonpartisan web site for accurate political information? One that includes federal and state candidates and office holders, with simple navigation and quick links to biographical facts, public statements, finances, issue positions, campaign web sites, interest group ratings, and voting records, all in one place? Look no further than Project Vote Smart. Winner of a "Best Political Science Web Site" award from the American Political Science Association, and dubbed "heaven for political junkies" by USA Today (USA Today, "Best of the Web," January 30, 2000), Project Vote Smart is also heaven for law students looking for accurate information and links to authoritative news media resources (magazines and journals, TV and radio, blogs and other online media) and think tanks representing views across the political spectrum. For legislative and policy research, or for real politics, this site is a keeper.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, July 09, 2007

State government online

A recent llrx column focuses on The Government Domain: State Government Fundamentals. The intent is "to turn the spotlight to the states with a guide to some of the most useful, free web reference sources covering the governments of the fifty states. These resources are not specific to a single state, but rather provide nationwide coverage of state information. They can help you find state personnel, news, legislation, laws, regulations, policy updates, and statistics. The following list highlights helpful information available from many websites, but it is by no means comprehensive."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat