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Technology Can Help Students Keep Up With Elections: Links

Intrigued by the Opinions article you saw in the most recent Talon issue? Here are some options to get started on your web-based political journey! Check out these links for keeping up-to-date and informed in the nation’s affairs.

Web blogs

Real Clear Politics
If what you are looking for is simply a vault of material all grouped into one website, Real Clear Politics assembles the most current political news and opinion into time frames. These link you directly to other sources, so you can stay most up to date.

SF Gate
For more geographically relevant information, the San Francisco Chronicle offers a blog based political website that covers national events and how they relate to us Bay Area citizens on a regional level.

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Los Angeles Times Top of the Ticket
Though sponsored by the print based Los Angeles Times, the Top of the Ticket news web blog features extensive political commentary, humor and creative cartoons discussing the most recent turn of events.


The Huffington Post
“A daily web journal specializing in news and opinions, updates multiple times per day on topics that span the entire political spectrum, as well personal perspectives from professionals and public figures.”

Additionally, the Huffingtonpost offers political blogs, often from the perspective of celebrities and specialists.


The Economist
“Provides brief informative articles on the most recent political events, as well as live bloggers sounding in with their perspective.”

Time Magazine Web
“Orchestrates an impressive website, with a political section that is conveniently divided into the categories of 2012 Election, the White House, Domestic Policy, Foreign policy, and other important arenas.”

Boston Globe
Though it is known for its coverage of New England, the Politics portion of the Boston Globe website actually features news from the entire nation, and is currently focusing on the 2012 election.

Happy reading!

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