Kevin: An interesting project by (mostly) conservative groups (Heritage Foundation, National Taxpayers Union, Club for Growth, RedState, tcot Twitter group) in the US about the economic stimulus. Whatever the political alignment or political motivation, they are releasing not only the bill and amendments but also releasing the data in Excel and Google docs format.
One of the chief reasons online news vets like myself get frustrated by wacky suggestions from people like Peter "Google is the enemy" Osnos and Walter "Hey! Let's collect money from readers!" Isaacson is because, well, it's not like these…