The Congressional Research Service puts out loads of well-researched, non-partisan reports on just about everything under the sun. They're Congress's in-house analysts, giving the skinny on everything from cruise ship pollution to the state of U.S. paramilitary operations. It's the kind of work a healthy democracy is made of ... and all off-limits to you.
Thankfully, a few transparency geeks have stepped in to post many of the reports. I'm talking about guy's like FAS's Steven Aftergood, who puts up most CRS reports and recently came across this, unposted, doozy:
A brief overview of "Access to Government Information in the
" prepared by the Congressional Research Service, newly updated January 7, 2005.