First off the following links have NO affiliation with but we feel that they are a good starting place to learn some new information about your country and about the daily happenings in your heighborhood and abroad. They also offer factual information which was once the mainstay of our country's news organizations (Walter Cronkite anyone?) rather than the current trend of opinion based news. Please take an oppurtunity to visit the different organizations listed here as they may offer information and ideas that may have never crossed your mind.

News Organization Links

The Daily Show with John Stewart

Depending on what you are looking for from your news you may need something with a little more humor to make it through the obserdity of todays political process. The Daily Show with John Stewart may have exactly what you need.

News Hour with Jim Lehrer

The News Hour is a fantastic site for around the country and around the world news. The facts are presented logically so that you can decide for yourself what to make of them.

Koppel on Discovery

Ted Koppel's special reports are extremely straight forward and thought provoking. Ted presents topics on world and domestic affairs while keeping your attention with gripping images.

BBC News

A great source for international news.

Encyclopedia (Learn Something New About Your Country)

A Little Background on Your Country

It helps to know where our country came from before we can figure out what we need to do to change where we are going. Take a few moments to find out how our government came about and why the system that we have exists.

The Republic of the United States

We all have spoken the words "and in the republic for which it stands" while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance but do you really know what a republic is and why the United States is one?

National Debt

How high can we go? Learn what other nations own our country.


Wikipedia is a great online resource for information on almost any topic you can think of. Although it is a user updated site (meaning the users of the site supply the information) most of the information is supported with references from reliable sources.

Current Political Party Options

Democratic Party

One of two primary parties that have been running the country

Republican Party

The other primary party in todays modern political system

Other Political Parties in the United States

Here is a list of other political party options this country has to offer

Other Links