On November 5th 2008 and November 7th 2012 here in London England, I tried to collect as many British newspapers as I could that featured Barack Hussein Obama II's historic election to the presidency of the United States. The whole world was united in pride for the US on both of those days. Now that he's moving out of the White House, I feel like it's time to give them away; the question is, who gets them? [Preferably to someone in New York City. Sorry Duluth.] [more inside]
After purchasing the Gawker Media assets, Univision will be shutting Gawker (as in the site) down in the next week. I have enjoyed reading the news, political coverage, and the championing of progressive causes in Gawker's often cutting, but humorous tone. SO! Where to next? [more inside]
Please explain like I'm 5: why is it bad or unfair that Donald Trump has been allowed to "call in" to TV shows? [more inside]
I don't know any politicians well enough to ask this, so I don't know if it is even a reasonable question, but what online stuff do politicians read? [more inside]
I'm tired of reading about how congressional gridlock is the result of increasing political and media polarization. That much is obvious. What I'm interested in knowing is, what proposals are there to end or ameliorate this trend in American culture and politics? Who's thinking about this and writing articles or white papers? What ideas have been floated? [more inside]
Is it a new trend to conduct a political campaign without a website and just use social media? How does an old-school web person adjust? [more inside]
Media reports often note that Obama's use of 'ISIL' refers to the exact same thing as ISIS, and that it spools out to '...in the Levant.' But is there a *reason* for continuing to use distinct terminology?
Would appreciate advice on part-time jobs in Glasgow, for a mature student with an eye on building her CV more than earning pocket money (though that would be good too!). [more inside]
How to I begin to understand what is going on in the world? [more inside]
Looking for confirmation of a story from the 1988 or 1992 US general election. A few GOP partisans at a Bush Sr. rally started jeering media members, who wound up feeling uncomfortable and maybe unsafe. When Bush was made aware of it, he was almost uncomprehending-- "how could anyone take campaign rhetoric so seriously?", was the general take on his response. Google searching "Bush + media" isn't getting me there. Anyone else know this story better, or have confirmation or debunking?
News broadcasting biases? Creating a "healthy, well rounded" world news media diet. [more inside]
Can anyone point me toward some writing by a smart person in support of the GOP's budget? I'm not being snarky—I am sure that wealthy, anti-intellectual people looking out for their own interests is a motivation on the part of some congresspeople, but I am not ready to believe in a world where it is the only one. [more inside]
May I have a list of President Obama's achievements since he came into office? [more inside]
Fellow EU Mefites, how would you compare the coverage of EU politics to the coverage of domestic politics in your national media? [more inside]
Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market?
Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market? [more inside]
Can you think of a good title for a weekly newspaper column on EU politics? [more inside]
[PoliticsFilter] Is there any validity to the assertion that the US media is, in fact, biased toward the liberal viewpoint? [more inside]
I've noticed that often the current U.S. President is often referred to as "Mr. Obama" in the news, whether online, radio, or TV (and, it seems to me, moreso in foreign media) -- but I don't seem to remember this for "Mr. Bush" or "Mr. Clinton", who were always "President Bush" and "President Clinton" in my recollection. Did I miss this all along, or is it a new convention of the media?
Who leaked the Downing Street "smear scandal"? [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]
I was sure I remembered that Geraldine Ferraro cried during the 1984 presidential election, and that the media made the event into a symbol of why women are too weak to hold national office, but now I can't find a headline or news article from that time that mentions her crying. Am I getting this mixed up with Pat Schroeder's famous breakdown when she dropped out?
US Politics: how do you get information about the actual platforms of the candidates in a race? All I see is blather about their poll numbers and haircuts. [more inside]
I always hear that blogging and YouTube are (and/or will be) revolutionary in American politics. Is this true? How so? Can you recommend recent books, academic articles, extended blog posts and other media that demonstrate (or argue against) the effects of blogging, citizen journalism, social networking web sites and YouTube on American politics? Differing viewpoints would be appreciated!
Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
Where does the phrase "Get out the vote" come from? [more inside]
The Daily Show: Great Moments in Punditry as Read by Children. I just don't get it. [more inside]
Recommended political video clips from the past 4 years? [MI] [more inside]