Why doesn't Obama or any politician for that matter use graphs to explain things? For all of their sophistication in Internet and social media, why doesn't the Obama campaign just go on television and show the American people a damn chart? Are we that stupid or am I missing something here?
posted by jasondigitized
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Can someone point me to an explanation of the debt ceiling deal that isn't tainted by tea party cheer leading or liberal handwringing?
posted by tylerfulltilt
on Aug 1, 2011 -
Where can I find satirical lyrics for Billy Bragg songs inspired by his support for Nick Clegg [more inside]
posted by bonecrusher
on Apr 21, 2011 -
I am looking for a scholarly, tightly reasoned work that sets out to explain how the fundamental moral/socio-ethical message of the Bible validates the values held by left-of-center politics. [more inside]
posted by blargerz
on Dec 20, 2010 -
I'm deeply confused. Other than in a strictly juvenile, we-won-you-lost sense, why and how is the recent US health reform legislation considered a success? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on Mar 28, 2010 -
(or at least pro-healthcare-reform) Democratic senators are leaning towards opposing the current bill? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo
on Dec 16, 2009 -
Tips for a newbie delegate to a political convention? I agreed to act not only as a Democrat delegate but as a vice-chair for my precinct. Our county organizing convention is coming up this weekend. I've read a tiny bit about what to expect on the agenda (but not a lot), but am more worried about just seeming out of place. I'm young, don't have a lot of political experience, and also had to change my affiliation from unaffiliated to do this. Part of me says that in a state where Democrats are a minority no one will be judging me for wanting to serve, but what can you tell me (or links can you give me...) to better prepare me? I'm looking for both what I should know about how it'll run and the more nuanced aspects of interaction/networking/flow.
posted by anonymous
on Apr 15, 2009 -
I want to attend the DNC in Denver this year. Really, I'd be satisfied with going to Obama's nomination speech. How? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jul 8, 2008 -
We're working on a project and are looking for two sets of data: pro-war Democrat politicians and grassroots resistance to war. Where can we find a lists of the former and examples of the latter? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon
on Feb 26, 2008 -
I currently live overseas but am registered to vote in Texas. If I want to help Obama's campaign the most, should I vote in the 4 March Texas primary, or the 12 February Democrats Abroad primary?
posted by grouse
on Jan 22, 2008 -
I'm gonna try to cut together a little political viral video and would love to get my hands on high quality video of the recent democratic debates. Does anyone know of a source on the net to download full resolution (720x480) quicktimes of the debates, or has anyone out there taped or tivo'ed the debates in the greater Los Angeles area who would let me either copy/borrow what you recorded? Thanks ahead of time for your help.
posted by ranchocalamari
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Which GOP Congressmen, Senators, and other political leaders joined the Democrats in asking for the resignation of Alberto Gonzales? Specific quotes and references would be great.
Also, what argument would counter someone who believed the only reason the GOP would sign on board to the resignation ballet was because they felt it was "clearing" the "perceived" dirty ship so that a Rep. would be able to stay in the Whitehouse as opposed to the Republicans genuinely feeling that Gonzales should go for unethical behavior? [more inside]
posted by crewshell
on Aug 29, 2007 -
Help me prepare a presentation on the use of social media, especially networks like facebook and myspace, to help grow and enhance progressive youth groups, particularly College Democrats. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Jul 17, 2006 -
What are the rights and responsibilities of belonging to a political party, specifically in the US? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on Nov 24, 2004 -
Now that the election is over, I'd like to ask a question about preparing for the next one. I'm still struggling
with being (or not being) a political person. My problem is that I can't stand us-vs-them mentality. If a political discussion veers into "those insane democrats" or "those horrible republicans," by brain turns off. I know some will disagree, but I think there are very few complex issues that are black & white. So it's hard for me to believe that one party is right and the other is wrong. But most commentators seem to be "liberals" or "conservatives." I know I'm supposed to listen to them both and then make my own informed decision. But I'd love to find some writers (or speakers) who are deeply independent. I want to read columns by someone who regularly says, "the democrats are right about X and wrong about Y, whereas the republicans are right about A but wrong about B." And it would help if this person (people?) is a good writer, smart and knowlegeable about history. Where do you find the writers who are interested in facts -- not sides?
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 3, 2004 -
I want to give more $$ to the Democrats, but I don't know where to give. If I give to the DNC-how can they use the money now that Kerry has accepted federal money? I've given to Move On already. What other groups are out there? (I especially want to give to someone who is attacking these swift boat a-holes directly on TV. Is anyone doing that?)
posted by aacheson
on Sep 1, 2004 -
After reading the speaker's list
for the Democratic convention, I noticed that some congressmen & senators are referred to as "the honorable" and others as "representative." Who qualifies for each title?
posted by Juicylicious
on Jul 26, 2004 -
Besides this CNN page
, does anyone know of a site that has an in-depth, side-by side, easy to navigate comparison of the Democratic presidential candidates? [Is it obvious that I'm one of those still undecided New Hampshire voters?
posted by anathema
on Jan 26, 2004 -