Are you aware of any easy to interpret web sites that rate politicians based on their voting records in a non-partisan fashion?Partisan rankings, of course, abound; every interest group worth its salt will assign voting scores to Congresscritters based on their pet issues, and by taking these scores in the aggregate, one can often assemble a meaningful picture of how a representative votes. (Of course, if you're like me and would prefer to support politicians who have good track records in supporting both citizens' rights *and* fiscal probity, you're, um, kinda screwed.)
My suggestion was a Dead Tree publication called The Almanac of American Politics, published every two years by National Journal, which lists key votes in the House and Senate in a dispassionate and nonpartisan fashion. (It's available in electronic form to National Journal subscribers, but that is a very expensive subscription indeed... they don't even list the annual rate on the site.)
Doc had what is likely to be the most practical suggestion for free, web-based information:
[T]ry Project Vote Smart. I think it'll provide what you need.Project Vote Smart does indeed look to be a terrific resource.
Other ideas, anybody?