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Press Clippings & Awards
The Wall Street Journal:
Watching the Web
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 (p. B14)
Through the din of convention speeches and campaign photo opportunities, it can be tough to figure out exactly where the politicians stand on the issues. This site, produced by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, gives details on the voting patterns and beliefs of each presindetial, vice-preisdential and Senate candidate. Issues2000 culls its information from a variety of sources, including candidates' voting records, transcripts of television interviews and newspaper clippings. |
Curious about vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney's views on education? This site pulls up eight different citations, such as quotes from former Defense Secretary Cheney's speech accepting the Republican vice-presidential nomination. There are also details about his votes while a Congressman in the 1980s against funding for the Head Start program for preschoolers and in favor of grants for low-income schools. If you are passionate about one specific issue, you can also search by issue and see how the candidates stack up against one another.
Though very thorough, this site isn't updated often enough to reflect daily changes. In a search for "school choice," for example, Issues2000 still says Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman supports giving vouchers to help parents pay for private school. The site even gives the views of fringe candidates such as John Hagelin, who is running for president from the Natural Law Party.
Harry Browne's Campaign Journal #14
Thursday, May 18, 2000
I notice that Issues2000 (http://issues2000.org) has an extremely
informative website covering issues and candidates. They have an extensive
compilation of my views on various issues -- culled from a number of
sources, including quotes from Why Government Doesn't Work. They have
similar coverage for the leading candidate of each of the other parties.
There also are forums in which visitors can discuss each candidate.
||Encyclopedia Brittanica, Feb. 1, 2000:
"Our editors have selected your site as one of the best on the Internet when reviewed for quality, accuracy of content, presentation and usability."
||US News & World Report, Jan. 24-31, 2000
review of www.issues2000.org (our site in general):
"View candidates' recent quotations on 23 major issues at this information-rich,
plain-jane site, which also offers detailed backgrounders on each topic."
||US News & World Report, Jan. 24-31, 2000
review of www.govote.com (our VoteMatch quiz):
"A 20-question quiz, covering such topics as abortion and immigration,
matches you with your soulmate among the nine leading presidential candidates.
The answers also map your political personality,
such as 'authoritarian' or 'liberal populist.'"
||Click of the Day award, Jan. 13, 2000
Our VoteMatch quiz is rated 10.0 on a scale of 1 to 10. Their review:
"I've never found another site like this! You answer a series of questions, and then the computer matches you with the 2000 presidential candidate who most closely matches your views on issues of personal freedom, domestic, and foreign policy issues. You then can click on the candidates to find a detailed profile about them. A good way to examine your own stance on issues and find out how other candidates feel about those issues."
Associated Press article, Dec. 23, 1999
Plethora of Web sites on political scene
by Douglas Kiker
(as reported in the Bergen Record,
Bergen County, NJ, 12/24/99)
Are you curious about which political candidate your neighbor or boss gives money to?
How about the fate of that school bond referendum in California?
Want to watch videotape of the presidential candidates discussing Social Security reform?
Just use your mouse to find out, because politics -- like almost everything else -- is flooding cyberspace....
Web sites thatprovide a variety of political information:
information on electeions and candidates from all states
news, campaign fund-raising information, poll results, issue forums.
provides 90-second, campaign-supplied video footage of the presidential candidates discussing various issues.
focused on Congress.
reviews presidential candidates' positions on issues.
||Conservative Site of the Day, Dec. 3-5, 1999.
"It's not a conservative web site, but one that is of great interest to all...
track the stands on issues of all the candidates...
Republican, Democrat, Libertarian and everyone else"
|World Net Daily
"It's the Issues, Stupid" by Lisa Ronthal, Sept. 7, 1999
|"At the admirably practical site Issues 2000 you can research and compare the various presidential candidates according to their positions on the issues that matter most to you...."
||eCOLOGY award, Oct. 1999
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||Young Politicians of America award, Nov. 1999.
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