I’m a big fan of transparency, and one of the areas we need it most is in the workings of government. Is there anything like the UK’s theyworkforyou.com for the US? There really ought to be. This site lets you search the speeches made by Members of Parliament, so you can see what they have been up to. Here in the US, you can search the congressional record, but it’s the easy linkage of people to positions that makes theyworkforyou.com so interesting.
(While I’m at it, I’m wondering if fundrace.org, Eyebeam‘s site that provides transparency into campaign finance, is going to be brought live again for the 2006 elections, or whether it was a one-time stunt.)