The following resources from government and nonpartisan sources can help voters become up-to-date on critical policy issues and debates.
No matter your political position or policy preference, it's important to understand how these issues are framed and discussed by policy makers.
GENERAL - ECONOMy - ENVIRONMENT - FOREIGN AFFAIRs - National security - HEALTHCARE - IMMIGRATION
Simple interface for accessing BEA's wealth of national, international, regional, and industry statistics. These are the numbers that enable policymakers, business leaders, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the US economy.
Provides access to economic data from all BLS programs, including the most recent numbers on inflation and unemployment. BLS is the principal fact-finding agency of the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
Research center within MIT which promotes rigorous, objective research for improved decision making in government and the private sector.
Provides almanac-style summaries of countries and territories around the world, including information on demographics, geography, government, economy, and military.
"Backgrounder" briefs that provide quick and highly readable summaries on more than one hundred issues ranging from NAFTA's economic impact to the China-North Korea relationship.
Independent think tank that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies.
Conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic, and security issues throughout the world.
Extensive coverage of arms control, cybersecurity, energy security, intelligence community, and other pressing national security issues.
Non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the US role in global health policy. Kaiser serves as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public.
Independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels.