It's that time again: Bloomberg and other candidates are starting to cram trees in my mailbox. Where and how can I opt-out of paper campaign mailings for NYC? [more inside]
When I write to my elected officials, do they care WHY I support or oppose something? [more inside]
Did anyone claim that "Enron couldn't happen in the UK"? I'm looking for actual examples of politicians/commentators/business leaders stating that an Enron-style collapse couldn't happen in the UK due to stronger corporate governance culture here than in the US. [more inside]
Help me deal with personal repercussions of politics. [more inside]
What are some informative gun resources without the 2nd amendment politics? [more inside]
How do I help an organization that is in over its head when I am losing respect for the people (ok, one person in particular!) who run it? [more inside]
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]
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election” Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
Which unions in Wisconsin are affected by the new bill? I know it's state employees, but obviously not all of them. [more inside]
How do corporations and unions influence lawmakers? [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]
The VP of my company has made a habit of teasing me about whether I'm smiling. I'm getting to the point where if I don't say something soon, I might blow up one day. How can I communicate my distaste for this kind of teasing without offending and/or alienating him? [more inside]
How much does the corporate tax rate really affect jobs? [more inside]
Can somebody explain to me how Alaska claims a budget surplus, yet is scores low nationally on deficit rankings? [more inside]
Polly Toynbee writes a newspaper column from a left-wing /social democratic perspective. Who would be her centre and right-wing newspaper/magazine counterparts?
Books on dealing with office politics [more inside]
Video pirates, ahoy. All I want to do is save .wmv streams of some Seattle-area public meetings to my computer, for offline viewing. Simple, right? [more inside]
How exactly does America stay competitive, anyways? [more inside]
Have any of the major Conservative political pundits, especially Bill Kristol, Beck, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, et al., made any correct predictions about major historical, political, or social events in the last decade? [more inside]
Where did the "America is a republic, not a democracy" argument come from, and how much truth is there to it? [more inside]
Where can I read more about the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, and the events leading up to it?
Where can I read more about the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, and the events leading up to it? [more inside]
Have changes been made in the last year or so that make getting health insurance any easier? [more inside]
How can I find out United States political information, such as Senators, current elections, and so on, for visitors of my website, in as automatic a way as possible? [more inside]
Recently a college radio station here played a recording of a man recounting the story of the 1968 United States presidential election in a quasi-biblical radio-preacher style. Please help me find this recording. [more inside]
Are meetings for members of Congress and other elected and appointed officials part of the public record? [more inside]
What, if any, English-speaking website will give me news about all of the world's nations? [more inside]
Class war music. [more inside]
Looking for a political cartoon from the 1992 US Presidential election, I think it was. [more inside]
How would an objective redistricting (e.g.) at the state and local level change the political landscape of the United States? In other words, who is getting screwed by the current gerrymandering?
Do you have recommendations for good readings on Just War theory and debates? Any and all perspectives welcome, from Thomas Aquinas to modern day. Links to good summaries and reviews of leading works/thinkers very good too. This is for thesis writing, so especially looking for the academic or at least erudite. Thanks very much for any tips!!
School publication: Eagle or Gazette something? [more inside]
Did female Tea Party-affiliated Republicans do worse than male Tea Party-affiliated Republicans in this election?
Did female Tea Party-affiliated Republicans do worse than male Tea Party-affiliated Republicans in yesterday's election? [more inside]
Say a group of citizens in a fairly progressive US state wanted to run an initiative campaign [i.e., pass a law by popular vote] that would implement one big, state-wide renewable energy effort. What should it be? [more inside]
Please recommend a good iPhone app or mobile-optimized website for following U.S. election returns on Tuesday night -- not just the outcome of races, but the returns of individual races as they come in. [more inside]
We get what I consider to be an excessive number of political advocation/push polls/polls/robocalls at our house (9 calls between noon on Wednesday and noon on Thursday, for example). We get 1-3 political-oriented calls per-week year round, but it is beginning to feel like harassment now. Help me figure out how to cut way back on the calls for the future. [more inside]
Looking for Platforms/Positions, Campaign Summaries, Judicial Ratings & Tiny-Position Info to Help Me Cast my Cook County Ballot
I’m a resident of Chicago (Cook County, Illinois). I’m very much not a fan of politics, but that lack of enthusiasm doesn’t extend to not voting – I’d still like to make an educated choice when casting my ballot, but without re-engaging in the political blogosphere, etc.. So, could you help me do my due diligence by helping me find websites that would contain the three particular kinds of information you'll see me describe inside/after the break? [more inside]
Was there a single event that happened on or shortly before September 7th, 2010, that caused Brown's poll numbers to start to rise and Whitman's numbers correspondingly fall in the current gubernatorial race for US state of California? [more inside]
I'd like to be knowledgeable about politics enough to be able to state my opinion, engage in debates, and the like. I'm a one-issue person (gay marriage) and I'd like to discover my own beliefs about politics so that I no longer have to sit quietly when my friends get into it.
What modern political theorists/essayists write very explicitly about the end-result they'd like to see in the world, rather than focusing on piecemeal reforms? [more inside]
What is the career path of a school trustee? [more inside]
My grandmother recently had a shoulder replacement and was never a huge television fan, so I'm looking for audiobooks and podcasts to put on a digital audio player for her. [more inside]
Which U.S. governor has presided over the most executions? [more inside]
In many advanced democracies around the world these days, coalition governments are in place (Japan, England and Australia just to name a few). Is it 'technically' possible in the US - given the rise of 'third party' candidates (or 'fourth' 'fifth' whatever ...) - for Congress to operate in that fashion? Positions like 'House Majority/Minority Leader' and suchlike seem to be predicated on the existence of two opposing blocks. Could either the House or Senate operate if there were (say) three large parties dividing up the seats, instead of two?
I'm looking for an article about how the "good old days" (that the Party of No wants the US to return to) never really existed. [more inside]
May I have a list of President Obama's achievements since he came into office? [more inside]
I need some ammo to fight an oft heard political argument [more inside]
What's a good book on the status of Hispanics in America? [more inside]
In preparation for Boardwalk Empire, what are the best books out there on political bosses, political machines, and their heyday on the American scene?
Good news: it looks like I'm being groomed for a new position at work, one I really want. Yay! Bad news: there's rumors that the person who currently has the position is getting fired. I'd like advice on how to deal with this gracefully. [more inside]
How do I navigate this increasingly complicated and uncomfortable situation at work which involves lying on other people's part, future fibbing on my part, being angry at my bosses, and potentially following them out the door? [more inside]