I work at a non profit and have been running an internship program for two years. It is funded annually, but on no set schedule. I am prevented from insisting on a schedule or requiring a reasonable gap between funding date and start date. I am expected to just pull the program together within weeks of the donation being received. With a vague start date and no selection schedule, how do I advertise and maintain a pool of candidates? Please help me come up with a creative solution! [more inside]
I'm an extremely liberal Democrat who comes from a long line of extremely liberal Democrats, but I've become increasingly disillusioned with the national party apparatus over the past handful of years. Can you help me put together a list of progressive Democrat office-holders and up-and-coming candidates to buoy and inspire an otherwise devoted liberal's flagging enthusiasm? [more inside]
Can you give me specific instances of US political candidates or elected officials publically speaking in a language other than English? [more inside]
Help me be an informed voter in my local (U.S.) Senate and Congressional races tomorrow! I'd like to key in my ZIP code and get a concise, impartial overview of the platform and positions of all the candidates on the ballot. Direct me to site(s) that may serve, Metafilter.
I'm looking for a site or data source to find out who is running for office in 2012 at the state and national level. [more inside]
Is there any mechanism whereby a state political party can remove the certified winner of a primary election from their ticket? [more inside]
My client is late paying me. Plus, I am concerned about how they are (or are not) using the products and services I am providing. Should I stop providing those products and services and send a late notice, or somehow give them the benefit of the doubt for a while longer? I want this client to succeed at their endeavor, but I don't want to be taken advantage of either, whether intentionally or not. [more inside]
How do I (quickly) educate myself on the props and candidate choices I will be faced with on my ballot next week? [more inside]
What modern book (preferably) or magazine article/essay would you recommend to learn more about the history of populist candidates in American politics? I'm wanting something recent enough to include the gubernatorial term of Jesse Ventura in Minnesota. [more inside]
Now that the primary season is over and major party nominees have been determined for the upcoming U.S. presidential and congressional elections, please help me find unbiased, non-partisan, impartial news and commentary outlets to follow the campaigns. [more inside]
What happens to campaign money when a candidate bows out of a campaign?
Does the money funnel to the party?
Teach me to be a better informed voter for the next Presidential election
Last week I received my absentee ballot for Central Massachusetts
. I haven't been there in a few years, so I don't recognize some of the candidates running for the more obscure offices. When Google fails, and the local newspaper coverage is sketchy, how do you go about finding out more information about these candidates? [more inside]
Where can I download a somewhat high quality video of last night's debate?
Can someone please explain why a candidate gets all of the electoral votes in a given state if they have the majority of votes in that state?
Wouldn't it be more sensible and accurate to allow electoral votes to be distributed according to the percent of votes carried by each candidate in that state?
Am I missing something?
Is there any way (legally or otherwise) to actually wager on an upcoming Presidential or Congressional election [mo inside]. [more inside]
after yesterday's speech
, recent discussions (mefi included
) have focused on the potential of illinois' barack obama and the idea that he may, in the near future, sit in the oval office.
which gets me to thinking: what's more realistic/ which will happen first in the united states: a minority president or a woman president
? [more...] [more inside]