Big news: congresspedia/sunlight foundation helps you investigate Congress

Big news: congresspedia/sunlight foundation helps you investigate Congress

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We all know there's a lot of good and a lot of bad in Congress. Given the current Constitutional crisis and midterm elections, we all need to take some responsibility, and it looks like the way to do that is Congresspedia, a nonpartisan effort of the new Sunlight Foundation. "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."

These guys have very serious investigative reporting background, and looks seriously nonpartisan.

However, for the most part, it's up to you to use the tools they're providing and to write the articles.

The deal is that everyone has a chance to contribute. They'll be doing quality control, and I trust them to do the right thing, disregarding personal biases. There will be loosely organized disinformation attacks, like we already see at Wikipedia and craigslist, but I think the review process will cope.

You might want to check out commentary from The Washington Post and instapundit

Note to self: the best demonstrations of Congressional corruption might be video which shows politicians saying one thing, then another… like on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. I gotta look up the links and add 'em to the site.

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