Political Links

Web logs - Blogs

Instapundit.com - The most informative blog I've seen.

MySpinZone.net - My friend Bryon's blog- "When you cross a donkey and an elephant, it's bound to get ugly!"

SpinSanity.org. "Watchdog of manipulative political rhetoric".

The American Thinker - devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans. Read this and be informed by informed people!

Patterico's Pontifications - Media bias, legal issues, and political discussion from a libertarian/conservative perspective.

Neo-neocon - a woman in her fifties, lifelong Democrat mugged by reality on 9/11. Venting in this blog.

Incite1.blogspot.com's Carnaval of the Vanities - a "best of" pick of weekly blog stories.

WatchBlog.com. "WatchBlog is a multiple-editor weblog broken up into three major political affiliations, each with its own blog: the Democrats, the Republicans and the Third Party (covering everything outside the two major parties)."

Iraqthemodel - You want the truth about what's going on right now in Iraq? This man is an Iraqi hospital worker.

Healing Iraq - Another Iraqi blogger "daily news and comments on the situation in post Saddam Iraq by an Iraqi dentist"

The Volokh Conspiracy - A dozen writers, mostly law professors.

Winds Of Change - In depth coverage of current Government happenings you won't find in the "regular" news. Good stuff!

Kausfiles - Slate columnist Mickey Kaus has an eye for the one sentence in a long article that's the real news.

The Command Post - "Journalism is history written on the run, and we record the race."

Howard Kurtz's Media Notes - The Post's Howard Kurtz keeps a watchful eye on the national media.

ChronWatch - a media watchdog and conservative news site, with a focus on the San Francisco Chronicle. A great read for the "other side of the story" when you consider the far left ideas in that Califorinia area.

Bill Hobbs' Hobbsonline - long-time Nashville journalist, who now works in the PR office for a Nashville university. A great read!

RealClearPolitics - A whole lot of links to articles posted during the day across the US.


Non-Partisan Idea and Think Tanks sites.

CFR.org. Council on Foreign Relations. Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments."

NationalIssues.com "A web site that gives information without slant or spin. Just the facts with equally balanced viewpoints."

NCPA.org. National Center for Policy Analysis. "a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Topics include reforms in health care, taxes, Social Security, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation."


Earth 911 - The Nation's Premier Environmental Resource.You can find any recycling center for anything by zipcode.


US Presidency Links - An extremely great list of everything Presidential from FDR's fireside chats to stats and numbers.

Great Research and Information Sites.

NARA - The National Archives and Records Administration - an independent Federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all Federal records.

The Federal Register - A search tool for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Published by NARA.

AmericanRhetoric.com. A database of 5,000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.

OpenGov.Media.MIT.edu. "To empower citizens by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America." : Find info about government officials lightning fast. W00t.

OpenSecrets.org. "Your Guide to the Money in U.S. Elections."

PublicAgenda.org. "A nonpartisan opinion research organization helping Americans explore and understand critical issues since 1975."

ThisNation.com. American Government and political mechanics.

H-Net.org. "H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web."

U.S. Newspapers - Lists every newspaper in the U.S. by state. Even the rag in the 6000 person town I used to live in!

PewForum - Seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States - Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature- quite a list for every President.

Political Money Line - "The grandaddy of all independent campaign finance sites"--Shows the spin of the BuyBlue.com website.

Times Watch - "Documenting and Exposing the Liberal Political Agenda of the New York Times."

The Green Guide - Everything you want to know about helping with the environment. Great links to great articles. Lots of money saving and healthy tips as well.

Accuracy in Media - a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.

The NIRA's list of US thinktanks and their URLs.

The Founder's Constitution. What the Founding Fathers said about various Constitutional subjects. Really nice site!

Libertarian Celebrities & VIPs. Know the facts.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School. - A list of Selected Statutes of the United States : Chronological. Awesome research material.

Need an accurate Quran translation?


Extra links.

Senator Arlen Specter - I live in PA. This is 1 of my Senators (he's Rep.). He votes across party lines (as do most Senators) and tries to help us here in PA. He unfortunately got "Porker of the Year" in an online poll for spending issues! Only like 3000 vote anyway so....51% ain't much.

Senator Bob Mellow - here is one of PA's state Senators (he's Dem.) He looks out for us too. There is a park here with his name on it (you know Dems, enviroment ;-)

Havenworks.com - Great list of odd links to everything news related.

Georgehernandez.com - George's link page.

Technorati - You enter a URL and see all the blogs linking to it.

Representative Ron Paul's Columns - Republican, but ran Libertarian in 1988 for President.

The Political Compass - Take a test and see where you sit on Economic and Social issues and score on the graph compared to other leaders and thinkers.

Urban Legends Reference Pages - Find out if what someone emailed you or said is an urban myth.

TinFoil Hat - All the latest Conspiracy Theories discussed and debunked. Great site!

BreakTheChain.org - Even better email chain hoax site. Is your email true or false?

Creators.com - The first successful independent syndicate. The "opinions" section has great writers from left, right, and also those in the middle (Pro-Americans).