American Politics: Tracking U.S. Government, Political Parties, Elections and Political News
The Web is the most efficient source for current information about domestic and international politics. This Guide teaches you about the U.S. government and the election process; tells you how to get politically involved yourself; and highlights the best sources for political news at home and abroad. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
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Knowing the full range of facts and opinions makes you a well-informed and well-rounded citizen. Use the following resources to track trends in liberal and conservative media, and to get a deeper look into the headlines through op-eds that analyze the issues.
- Looking for news without opinionated commentary? See the "U.S. Political News" section of this guide.
- Not sure what your political stance is? Find out in the "American Political Parties" section of this guide. You'll find links to a few quizzes that will help you determine where you fall in the political spectrum.
For liberal opinion and commentary ...
is a well-respected liberal progressive magazine that covers "what's really happening in Washington and what can be done about it."
The Huffington Post
is a well-respected and well-known blogging Web site with a liberal slant. It offers both commentary and analysis on political news.
The Daily Kos
is an extremely liberal blog. Here you'll find constant criticism of almost any Conservative or Republican politician or position. Check out the "dKosopedia" (a political wiki-encyclopedia written from a left point of view) or the "Diaries" (feeds from a number of left blogs).
Talking Points Memo
is a liberal synopsis of what is being written on blogs, columns, and in the news along with interesting political tidbits.
For conservative opinion and commentary ...
The Weekly Standard
is a well-respected conservative Web site that covers political news with a lot of features.
The National Review
is a conservative online magazine. Find articles about the war in Iraq, political and finance news, book reviews, links to conservative blogs, and more.
The National Center for Public Policy Research
is another conservative think tank. Find aggregated conservative news, blogs, and press releases on the home page. You'll find links to resources like historical documents and court cases as well.
The Daily Dish
is a conservative political blog in The Atlantic Online written by Andrew Sullivan, a senior editor at The New Republic. He is also an author and has contributed to The New York Times and Time magazine.
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