This is some basic information put together by researcher Bill Lucey:
This was compiled by Bill Lucey and contains some good links to other-than-US sources of media reporting and also links for the relief effort. Don’t miss the handy links that follow the article also.
This info was posted by Bill Lucey, a news librarian, who writes an informative blog called The Morning Delivery at http://www.billlucey.com/. I’ve often noticed his efforts to add statistics and facts to a current event, which is what news librarians do for their newsrooms.
Here’s a taste from his entry:
“To put Tuesday’s midterm election into historical perspective, I compiled some facts and figures, showing how last night’s election compared with others, dating back to 1860.
• From 1860 to 2008, when the majority lost control of the House of Representatives, they lost an average of 49 or 14 percent of the total House seats
• From 1860 to 2008, when the majority lost control of the House of Representatives during a midterm election, they lost an average of 60 or 16 percent of the total House seats.
• The other times in history in which the House Majority flipped from one party to the other, while the Senate held their majority were in the years: 1874, 1880, 1882, 1888, 1890, 1910 and 1930.
• The only times in history when both Houses of Congress flipped majorities were in 1860, 1894, 1918, 1946, 1952, 1954,1994 and 2006.
• The only times in history when the Senate flipped its majority, but not in the House were in the years: 1878, 1892, 1912, 1932, 1980, 1986, and 2000.”
You can read the entire blog post here.
Here’s an interesting blog post from Pete Basofin at the Sacramento Bee. It was written shortly before Sen. Ted Kennedy died but is still relevant. There’s a list of the longest serving Senators.
There’s also a list of how many senators have died in office since the beginning of this country’s founding. To get that list, you have to link to Political Graveyard, which is worth linking here. It’s a large biographical database of living and dead politicians.
The UltimateE-Mail Directory
Large E-Mail Directories
The Virtual Chase: Finding E-Mail Addresses
Public Services Librarian
Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
For those tracking developments in Iran:
General site http://iran.whyweprotest.net/
links page http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/61-one-stop-thread-media-links-twitter-aggregator-pics-blogs.html
NEWS & LIVE BLOGS
Guardian UK live blog – June 20
NY Times live blog – June 19
HuffingtonPost live blog
Raye Man Kojast? Where Is My Vote? http://raymankojast.blogspot.com/
Images from Tehran – http://25khordad.wordpress.com/
Revolution Road live(ish) blog – http://shooresh1917.blogspot.com/
Tehran Live blog (photos) – http://tehranlive.org/
Andrew Sullivan http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/
DC based NIAC blog http://niacblog.wordpress.com/
Blog aggregator – http://iranianriots.wordpress.com/
TOPIX Top Media sites tracker – http://www.topix.com/topstories/iran
TWITTER LIVE AGGREGATORS
PicFog – Live twitpics – http://picfog.com/search/%23iranelection
Flickr pics – http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=iran+election&s=rec
HOWTO PAGE (medical, twitter, set up proxy)
How-To Page (medical, proxy, etc)
How To Setup A Proxy For Iranian Citizens On Windows
— tom johnson
J. T. Johnson
Institute for Analytic Journalism — Santa Fe, NM USA