We all know the 2012 Presidential Election is right around the corner. I found this cool website called takepart.com. It is much different than other news sites I have visited over the last few months. It is very un-biased and super informative on the issues, candidates, and why the election process is the way it is from a historical perspective.
The website features a calendar with key dates for every state and a daily mix of articles and videos focused on readers’ favorite issues. It also features “Civics in a Minute” video blog series where questions are answered that you may have forgotten about since since high school (Example: What exactly is the electoral college?), and interesting articles and studies (Example: Why is election day always on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November? And why changing election day to a weekend day would be better for attendance at polls). It also calls out issues that have been left out of the presidential debates like food and climate change.
It’s an interesting website for all ages to check out. It even has kid videos to get your children involved in this year’s election!