I live in NC, and I am interested in making a non-trivial campaign contribution to the US Senate candidate here. If I do this, am I setting myself up to get put on a list of people to be hounded for contributions forever after? Is there a way to avoid this? [more inside]
So I volunteered for a candidate phone bank tonight and was surprised to learn upon arrival that I was expected to use my own cell phone. If you've phone-banked recently, is this now normal? I felt a bit uncomfortable when I was called back by one of the folks on my list while I was in a restaurant bathroom a few hours later. "Yeah, you called this number? [more inside]
I run a small organization, just a few employees, and I am close to filling one of our open positions. What is the etiquette for breaking the bad news to an unsuccessful job candidate who has patiently participated in a drawn-out interview process? [more inside]
Help me do a better job of phone screening candidates for largely-technical/programming positions. [more inside]
I'm having a hard time sussing out whether a recent job candidate's informality (and non-adherence to gender norms) should be a major warning sign, eye-rollingly insignificant, or somewhere in between. [more inside]
I have a teaching demonstration at University level tomorrow. This is my first. I have some questions on what to expect from the audience/evalution panel. I heard from another candidate (there are three positions open being managed simultaneously) about her experience on Monday and it sounded like a deliberately hostile audience and interview session. Is this normal or to be expected? [more inside]
Please help me be an informed voter for local elections in November (spec: Brooklyn). [more inside]
Has anyone else who gave to the Obama campaign or whose email address is otherwise in the possession of the DNC recently had themselves added to mailing lists for local Democrat congressional candidates? [more inside]
Can I donate proceeds of the sale of something to a presidential candidate? [more inside]
What are some books or other resources that can help me become a better political organizer in rural areas? [more inside]
Let's say you are a mission-critical player for your company, but for a number of reasons, it's time to move on... and of course, you don't intend to broadcast your decision to management while you're hunting. How would you pursue new opportunities while treating your current employer ethically? [more inside]
Help me understand the appeal of Rudy Giuliani as a presidential candidate. (U.S. electoral politics-filter) [more inside]
When, in the course of human events, an awesome individual decides to run for office, and when an amateur nerd overhears this and is tickled pink, and wishes to set up a blog for this awesome individual, where would this amateur nerd find free political candidate's blog templates? [more inside]
Who was the person that ran as an independent candidate in either the 1928, 1932 or 1936 presidential election whose platform was that all goods and commodities should be priced according the the amount of energy that went into their production?
When a candidate (in this case for President of the US) withdraws from the race, what happens to any leftover money that he/she has raised?