The Tax Foundation provides analyses of tax policy to the American public, including levels of taxation by state and locality and the shape of redistribution of federal taxation among the states (”D.C. Gets $6.44 for Every $1 in Taxes; New Mexico Gets $2.37, New Jersey Only 62 Cents”). Revenuewatch.org “aims to generate and publicize research, information, and advocacy on how revenues” from natural resource sales “are being invested and disbursed and how governments and extraction companies respond to civic demands for accountability.” A Crash Course in Dubyanomics with Robert Barro and Paul Krugman. The impact of the Bush tax cuts considered at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “Income Inequality in the United States, 1913-1998,” by Thomas Picketty and Emmanuel Saez (2001). The U.S. Treasury Departnment’s The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It page. Everbank, an online bank with accounts in sixteen currencies.
An animation of US congressional polarization. Billionaires for Bush. A map of hate groups in the United States. What $87 billion looks like. “So welcome fellow patriot to USA Patriotism!” Dean for America begets Democracy for America. Browse presidential campaign donors by name and location at fundrace.org. The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression’s Jefferson Muzzles Awards.
Faces of the Fallen: dead American soldiers. Coalition casualty report at cnn.com. Another at lunaville.org. Costofwar.com. Peter Bergen on Laurie Mylroie’s influence on the decision to go to war. The Guardian’s Iraq timeline: 7/16/1979 to 1/31/2004 and 2/1/2004 to the present. Empire Notes weblog. More Iraq weblogs: Baghdad Burning, Back to Iraq, Salaam Pax and Raed, Juan Cole, Healing Iraq, and Kevin Sites. See also Sistani.org. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting’s Iraqi Press Monitor. See also The Iraq Blog Count.
Disinfopedia, “a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests.” The Nonverbal Dictionary. Making Scott’s Pepsi-G Stove and Roy Robinson’s Cat Stove. What Can I Do with Tin Cans? At us-government-torture.com, learn about the government’s directed-energy and neurophone attacks upon the citizenry. Facts on Farts.