FedStats - Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government, including population, eduction, crime, and health care.
MAPLight - A detailed database that brings together information on campaign contributions and votes in the California legislature. Check out the video tour.
EarthTrends - A collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
Angry Employee Deletes All of Company's Data - A woman about to "lose" her job goes to the office at night and deletes 7 years' worth of data. Can we say backup, please?