Minnesota Policy Soup's manifesto states:
Minnesota Policy Soup is an attempt to make sense of the fragmented policy information infrastructure in Minnesota. Who provides policy research? Where can it be found? How successfully are policy research organizations inserting their information into the public debate?
The "Executive Chef" for the site is David Curle, who just happens to be a degree candidate in the HHH Institute's MPA program.
Cultural Commons is a virtual commons created by the Center for Art and Culture in Washington. They seek "to attract new interest and new thinking about arts and cultural issues, engage a broad and diverse constituency in a lively exchange of ideas, and provide resources and ideas for further involvement -- such as event participation, employment in the cultural policy sector, research, or even new partnerships for organizations."