I'm looking for reading material written by or about political, progressive scientists who had/have productive technical careers as well as being politically active, and who saw/see their research in the context of political activism. [more inside]
Is there a cultural dynamic to groupthink? [more inside]
Graphicnovelfilter : I am very much a novice when it comes to graphic novels but have enjoyed the realist works of Joe Sacco (The Fixer & Palestine) and The Burma Chronicles (Guy Delise) initially kickstarted along time ago by my stumbling upon Harvey Pekar (American Splendour). What other graphic novels of this nature should I be tracking down? I'm interested in International Relations / Politics / History / Travel / Journalism / Espionage - as well as more esoteric perspectives on the world - so anything ticking these boxes would be great.
To help Obama win, do I vote for Santorum or Gingrich? I'm an anarchist/socialist living in Alabama, where crossover voting is permitted. I'm looking for sound logic and effective strategy. [more inside]
Books/Autobiographies which inspire? [more inside]
What are the main foreign policy problems facing Obama and his administration right now?
Could someone please explain to me the arguments against and counter-arguments for the role of unions in the Australian Labor Party? [more inside]
After showing the 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job at a college, what questions would you ask a follow-on panel comprised of Occupy Wall Street activists, Ron Paul Republicans, economics/business professors, and business owners? [more inside]
I'm very angry about what's happening in the UK right now, including-but-not-limited-to: the unnecessarily savage and unequal budget cuts, the privatisation of our education, health and police systems, the scapegoating of vulnerable groups and the dishonesty and cynicism of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians involved. Other than protesting, what active, concrete action can I take to fight or correct these wrongs? [more inside]
This political campaign season has brought it to my attention that sexism is alive and well in America. Instead of sitting around with my blood boiling, what can I do? [more inside]
I still have my eyesight (for now), but the diagnosis has triggered serious anger and midlife crisis issues. [more inside]
What are your favourite interesting, informative or unusual FB Groups or Pages? [more inside]
I keep reading rumors of Ron Paul supporters sneaking their delegates into state conventions. How plausible is it that Ron Paul can get the nomination with this strategy? And if it can't get the nomination, what can he do with all the extra delegates?
To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
Why do Commonwealth countries and provinces name their parliamentary constituencies, and why do American state legislatures and Congress tend to number them?
Are there any political forums where reasonable conservatives discuss politics with reasonable liberals?
What are some good ways I can support a candidate? [more inside]
How to I begin to understand what is going on in the world? [more inside]
I'm looking for substantive essays focused on US politics and society, preferably published in periodical form. [more inside]
Do you have tips or resources that would help an overly earnest "nice guy" type navigate political maneuverings at work? [more inside]
I'm helping someone with their local political campaign and I've been given a voter list with about 2500 records - I'm estimating that it probably has around 1500 unique addresses. I've been asked to map them and produce street by street maps, identifying the address and which side of the street it's on to make it easier to go door to door. Some questions: [more inside]
Is there any cost involved with starting a Political Action Committee? [more inside]
What would the modern America Sickle and Hammer look like? [more inside]
How can I reconcile a vote for Obama given his human rights mis-steps? [more inside]
Made an error in timesheet tracking...best way to handle it? [more inside]
What would be the future of the British state without Scotland? [more inside]
Can you tell me about this large reservoir just east of Mexico City, apparently called Lago Nabor Carrillo? [more inside]
I've been asked to research the viability of the launch of a new top-level domain (TLD) parallel to dot-com. Assuming the prospective domain owner wishes not to reduplicate the internet as it exists now merely with another extension, I'd like to ask: Let's say you could take what you know about how the internet works (indexing, monetization, traffic, web-mastering but also crowdsourcing, social networking, political organizing, personal publishing, microfunding, etc.) and for reasons purely fictional, the existing system was scrapped and being re-built from scratch, what would you do with that opportunity if you had it? [more inside]
How did the U.S. House of Representatives pass the payroll tax cut extension yesterday when hardly any members were present? [more inside]
Is there a website that can briefly summarize current political issues and why each party is for or against?
I'm learning how to write scalable "enterprise-grade" software solutions, e.g. on the so-called "cloud." I've been programming for a couple decades, so this is not a stretch. Software is eating the world anyway, so I'm going to use software to save the world. Please help me cast a wide net. [more inside]
Machievelli Filter: I see an opportunity at my office. [more inside]
Do externalities (political or economic) necessarily constitute a market failure and thereby justify government intervention?
How do I make the most out of a meeting with women politicians on the subject of women's representation in parliament?
How do I make the most out of a meeting with women politicians on the subject of women's representation in parliament? [more inside]
Can anyone explain this part of David Cameron's demands in the recent European negotiations? [more inside]
Looking for a social media tool that allows visitors to our website to sign & send a pre-written email (and to possibly add their own comments or edits as well, but that's not 100% necessary) to a group of local politicians. I've seen things like this many many times on social and political campaign websites, but have no idea if there's an out-of-the-box solution or if we need to hire someone to write it. [more inside]
What are some examples of countries displaying "captured weapons" or war planes, etc, of any enemy country and then turning them into a tourist attraction? [more inside]
What the hell is in my co-worker's mind? [more inside]
Please point me to rebuttals to the argument that public employee unions have an inherent conflict-of-interest because union members vote for their own bosses. [more inside]
To be part of the so-called 1% If based on income, how much do you have to make? If based on assets, how much do you have to have?
Looking for some independent political blogs on US politics [more inside]
Should I run away from the job I just got because a to-be-coworker's wife is sending up danger signs? [more inside]
What are the arguments for and against corporate personhood? [more inside]
Where can I find a summary of candidates for the next election? [more inside]
What are some good political debate podcasts? There are plenty of "preaching to the choir" types out there, both left and right, but I'm interested in topical debate with hosts and/or guests that are diametrically opposite, politically speaking. [more inside]
Is volunteering for a political campaign a good way to get a political job? [more inside]
How much money do you have to make to be in "the top 1 percent", in world terms? [more inside]
Are there any countries that have mandatory waiting periods between elected office stints? [more inside]
I want to understand economic policy better, but I'm looking for a source that takes a specific type of approach. Help me find it, assuming it exists. [more inside]
I'm looking for a realistic political novel that's not a spy thriller. [more inside]