So, I've been using Politics for about two weeks now, and I've contributed some answers. To avoid making them subjective, I've tried to add references that back up what I'm saying. I know that Politics' version of the Back It Up rule isn't mandatory, but I find that relevant, appropriate citations make for more convincing (and accurate!) answers.
Looking back on my answers, I see that I've relied a decent amount on newspaper articles (including independent analyses, quotes from politicians, and accounts of events), with some primary source material, generally from an agency or legal code itself. It seems that there are plenty of other answers on the site that do the same.
I am, though, still new to the site, and so I'd like to ask this:
- Are these sorts of references - specifically, newspaper articles - fine to use as the basis of answers?
- Are there any other commonly-used or recommended references for Politics Stack Exchange?