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Watching the US Presidential Debate in Amsterdam?

I'm going to be in Amsterdam for a few days next week, including during the first US presidential debate. I know I could just stream it, but I think it would be more cathartic to watch it with (A) other people cheering for Hillary and embarrassed/exasperated with Trump and (B) booze. Democrats Abroad doesn't have any debate watching events listed for the Netherlands. Will any bars be open that late/early (3 am?) on a weekday and showing the debate? [more inside]
posted by bassooner on Sep 21, 2016 - 4 answers

Realistically, could Trump lose the nomination?

Few people doubt that Donald Trump will win a clear plurality of votes and pledged delegates. But many people are suggesting the possibility that, assuming Trump doesn't have a majority of pledged delegates on the first ballot, he could lose on a second ballot, due to his pledged delegates switching their vote to another candidate. But wouldn't they be scared to do so? [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Apr 6, 2016 - 16 answers

empirical studies on contemporary racism & discrimination

I'm interested in resources relating studies on discrimination in the United States today. I'm thinking of something along the lines of this Tim Wise post linking to a bunch of studies, but something a little more comprehensive, recent, without links through Facebook, if possible. Am particularly interested in data along the lines Wise mentions, about contemporary discrimination against African Americans in housing, employment, etc. Does this exist? Thanks!
posted by ibmcginty on May 2, 2012 - 1 answer

How did 9/11 affect Cuba?

How did 9/11 affect Cuba specifically? How would the past ten years of Cuban history be different if 9/11 hadn't happened? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Mar 22, 2011 - 4 answers

US Cuba relations and hurricanes/oil spills

What natural disasters since the Cuban Revolution have affected both the United States and Cuba (i.e. hurricanes Dennis and Katrina)? Also, where would I find the best primary sources regarding either government's response to the disasters? [more inside]
posted by barbudo on Jul 20, 2010 - 2 answers

When can we expect a report from the special prosecutor?

On September 29, 2008, Nora Dannehy was appointed Special Prosecutor by Attorney General Michael Mukasey to direct the criminal probe into the 2006 firings of nine U.S attorneys. According to the Law Blog in the WSJ, she was to turn in her report in 60 days. Obviously that didn't happen. The most recent news I can find is about her interview with Karl Rove on May 15, 2009. Anyone know more than this?
posted by SLOHands on Aug 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Which is the best book for a reasonably in-depth introduction to American politics and particularly the workings of The White House?

Which is the best book for a reasonably in-depth introduction to American politics and particularly the workings of The White House? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jul 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Where can I find articles with recommendations on what the Obama administration can do with the internet to govern?

Where can I find blog entries / articles with recommendations on how the Obama administration can use the internet to govern? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Dec 4, 2008 - 2 answers

US political map by party and population?

Where is that particular political map of America that shows a county by county breakdown of party and population via 3D extrusion? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Politically Illiterate

I'm not politically savvy, and I want to know where candidates stand on certain issues. Is there a website that can do a simple side-by-side comparison? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Jan 18, 2007 - 7 answers

How can income stratification in the US be changed?

How can income stratification in the US be changed? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 17, 2006 - 33 answers

Are they in need of political hacks in Canada?

How's the market for mid-level political professions in Canada? I'm hoping to emigrate from the US and politics is about all that I do.
posted by willie11 on Aug 3, 2006 - 6 answers

What's so great about the U.S. constitution?

What's so great about the U.S. constitution? From a political science perspective, a legal perspective, a historical perspective? Non-USians without a written constitution especially invited to reply.
posted by insideout on Dec 4, 2004 - 33 answers

Who's your Benedict Arnold?

What constitutes treason in your country?
posted by Cryptical Envelopment on Dec 1, 2004 - 21 answers

What would happen if the "blue states" seceded?

I was looking at a spoof map showing the 'United States of Canada' and 'Jesusland'. In it, the 'blue' states were now part of Canada, and the 'red' states were what's left of the US. With the increasing divide between the two sides, what would happen if those 'blue' states seceded somehow. Don't they represent most of the economic prosperity in this country? And what does that fact say about the this country?

(I know this is not possible, but it is interesting to look at the relationship between economics and political leaning.)
posted by eas98 on Nov 5, 2004 - 27 answers

Starting a political party from scratch

How do I go about setting up a political party and achieving federal recognition?
posted by Apoch on Nov 5, 2004 - 4 answers

Voting Parties

In Wisconsin, you don't have to declare a party in order to vote in the primary, which has me wondering, since George W. Bush is a lock on the republican side, why don't republicans vote in the democratic party for the person they think is the least likely to win?
posted by drezdn on Feb 17, 2004 - 20 answers

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