Monday, September 17, 2007

Weekend update: more links from last week

A few things I didn't have time to link this weekend.....

  • Stop the Spying, from EFF, campaign to stop legislation allowing telecoms to continue wiretapping programs.
  • Charlie Savage: the Cheney Project at TPM Cafe's Table for One. Former colleague Savage, who won a Pulitzer and other awards for his stories on presidential signing statements, explains in this column how his research led to a new book, Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy. What Charlie learned:
    ...this agenda of concentrating more unchecked power in the White House was primarily coming out of Vice President Cheney’s office.

  • On Google search result numbers: Mark Schaver looks at results and wonders why they're so inflated, using Politfact as an example.
  • Homeland Insecurity: The 9/11 Conspiracy File: Myths and Facts. James Ridgeway finds the facts behind the myths, in Mother Jones.
  • Lie by Lie: The Mother Jones Iraq War Timeline (8/1/90 - 6/21/03).

    The research links:

  • Old Magazine
  • SITE Institute: the search for international terrorist entities monitors web sites, propaganda documents and more for intelligence.

    Governments, Politics:
  • Issue Coverage Tracker from, compares coverage by issue and presidential candidate.

  • Cooking with Google, the cool tool from ResearchBuzz's Tara Calashain, has been refined so that it's set to search recipe sites first, and by category.

    Public Records:
  • Online crime maps, links from Journalistopia.
  • Utah's Right to Know, public records databases including court records, public employee salaries, etc. from Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Oklahoma county clerk databases: search recording indexes of 28 counties at once.


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