Smart Politics is a non-partisan political news site authored and founded in 2006 by Dr. Eric Ostermeier, a Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Smart Politics publishes original, data-driven reporting and analysis of public policy, campaigns, and elections for Minnesota, Upper Midwestern, and national politics. Smart Politics complements the wide array of public events and programs convened by CSPG and the Humphrey Institute to promote and develop a more informed and engaged citizenry.
Smart Politics was redesigned in Summer 2008 by Graham Lampa.
Smart Politics logo by Heidi Sandstad, Graphic Designer.