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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Political Science » Almanacs

  • Numerous facts about the 50 states and the U.S. commonwealths and territories.
  • Includes a political calendar and documents information on world governments, and U.S. state and local government U.S. political parties economics and the U.S. federal budget and U.S. and world political history.
  • A general information almanac now published on the web. Keyword searching and browsing is available.
  • Provides five-day and long-range weather forecasts, gardening tips, solar and lunar events, and weekly advice.
  • Hosted by Garrison Keillor, this daily on-line and radio program has poems as well as significant birthdays and historical information, mostly of literary importance.