It's easy to get sidetracked by political ads, scandals, news stories, etc.
Take a few minutes to focus on the big picture.
Here are some topics that are often the concern of state or national governments. Which matter most to you?
Are there any other topics that matter to you?
When looking at party platforms and candidate information, try to keep the "big picture" in mind.
Penn State offers several databases that provide multifaceted perspectives on political and social topics: