"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Polling Oregon (online)

This could become a lot of fun: A web site based in and about Oregon, devoted to online polls on a variety of subjects – The Oregon Poll.

Gino at the site wrote us about its opening, saying “It’s a fun non partisan site for political junkies who’re interested in the horse race for political power, even if it is nonscientific. The goal is to get people thinking and talking . . .” Already, open polls on a range of subjects and races are up and starting to fill out.

Unscientific, and of course all the appropriate caveats apply. But we’ll stopping by. If it gets some substantial traffic, it could indeed generate some thinking and talking.

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