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Selected Political Commentary
Washington Week in Review
PBS weekly news show with in-depth discussion of news and politics from a mainstream perspective
The Huffington Post is a lively and very opinionated liberal Internet newspaper
The Drudge Report aggregates news from across the political spectrum and mixes it with conservative commentary.
The Weekly Standard
A weekly conservative political news and opinion publication
This links to the Politic.com congressional page, but search the entire online resource for policy analysis, reporting and lots of opinion.
Salon offers both online news and political commentary.
Selected Public Opinion
Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides reports and statistics on the issues, attitudes and social trends shaping America and the world.
Kaiser Foundation Public Polling
Kaiser is a public interest health foundation
National Opinion Research Center
U. of Chicago NORC’s mission is to conduct high-quality social science research in the public interest.
Gallup assesses the state of the nation on all matters, from healthcare satisfaction to hiring and housing
An independent, nonpartisan resource
on trends in American public opinion