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Collection of CRS Reports Released to the Pub...

Something rare has occurred—a collection of reports authored by the Congressional Research Service has been published and made freely available to the public. The 500-page volume, titled “The Evolving Congress,” was produced in conjunction with CRS’s celebration of its 100th anniversary this year. Congress, not CRS, published it. (Disclaimer: Before departing CRS in October, I […]

Research Resource: Some Federal Employee Salaries Available Onl...

Research Resource: Some Federal Employee Salaries Available Online

The Asbury Park Press has a freely accessible database of federal employees salaries at http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=DATA. Not all federal employees’ salaries are available.  As Ralph Smith of FedSmith.com notes, the database does not include employees involved in security work, the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, nuclear materials, IRS, and jobs essential to national security are excluded from […]

Research Resource: U.S. Newspapers, 1759-pres...

Research Resource: U.S. Newspapers, 1759-present

Heritage Microfilm has a fee-for-service website, http://www.newspaperarchive.org/. It proclaims that it is the world’s largest historical newspaper archive online, with millions of newspaper articles from 1759 to the present. Every newspaper in our archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to explore historical content and family stories. Much of […]

Research Resource: C-Span Archives Go Onl...

Research Resource: C-Span Archives Go Online

The March 16, 2010 New York Times reported: “Researchers, political satirists and partisan mudslingers, take note: C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet. The archives, at C-SpanVideo.org, cover 23 years of history [160,000 hours] and five presidential administrations and are sure to provide new fodder for pundits and politicians […]

Research Resource: Online Archive of The Public Inter...

Research Resource: Online Archive of The Public Interest

The Public Interest was founded in 1965 by Daniel Bell and Irving Kristol and ceased publication in 2005. It was a very influential journal of policy and political thought, and at its best featured top writers from across the political spectrum. The Public Interest often was critical of the status quo, and regularly argued for […]

Research Resource: Four-Page Guide to the U.S. Postal Serv...

The Lexington Institute has published a guide which touched on some of the fundamental facts about the U.S. Postal Service: Lexington Institute, A Quick Reference on the U.S. Postal Service (Arlington, VA: July, 2009)

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