I think the far right House representatives causing the current shutdown deserve political consequences, which I would like to take the form of losing their seats. As a non-US citizen, I cannot give money directly to any politician or campaign or related group (right?
). So what's the next best option? [more inside]
posted by jacalata
on Oct 2, 2013 -
I'm creating a database and corresponding web-app to assist a progressive "hyper-local" political action committee. The system will cover get-out-the-vote efforts and volunteer tracking. I'm looking for real-world (non-technical) advice on GOTV and fundraising systems. Have you used one? What did you like/hate about it? [more inside]
posted by joe vrrr
on Apr 3, 2013 -
I am looking for convincing arguments about why I should vote for a major party candidate for President of the United States. This isn't as direct a question as it sounds. [more inside]
posted by Invoke
on May 14, 2012 -
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?
posted by empath
on Feb 16, 2012 -
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]
posted by zeek321
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk
on Jul 20, 2011 -
I'm looking for a site or data source to find out who is running for office in 2012 at the state and national level. [more inside]
posted by cell divide
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I'm looking for a listing, preferably something with citations of the actual state laws, of when each state changed it's laws to allow for the direct election of electors in the electoral college.
posted by phrontist
on Oct 22, 2008 -
So, not that it matters, but, were I to make a paltry political contribution, what would be the most strategic fund for a donation? [more inside]
posted by cytherea
on Oct 19, 2006 -
So there's a grand jury that the special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has empaneled. 23 members, residents of Wahington D.C. Some questions. [more inside]
posted by Gyan
on Oct 25, 2005 -
Curiosity struck and I'm looking for a year-by-year breakdown of the number of times the filibuster has been used. A chart with further breakdowns of senator, state, party, duration, cause, and whether the filibuster was ended via cloture would be even nicer. [more inside]
posted by rudyfink
on May 17, 2005 -
LibrarianFilter: As a soon-to-be-Ph.D. student who's worked in US poltics for some time, I'm curious if there are good, periodical analyses of the US political scene (Congress, the bureaucracy, K & 16th Sts.) written particularly for foreign interests -- corporate, academic, or governmental. Specific references or suggested starting points would be much appreciated.
posted by piro
on Apr 4, 2005 -
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 -
SenateFilter: Who will replace Tom Daschle as minority leader?
posted by MrAnonymous
on Nov 3, 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 -