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Think you can tell a Democrat from a Republican?

You are presented with a bill from 2005-2014, and have to decide if that bill was sponsored by a Democrat or a Republican. Some are obvious, some are tricky, and some are really surprising! [more inside]
posted by hammurderer on Jan 17, 2016 - 7 comments

American History Trump

A friend came up with the idea and I spent a day and a half pulling it off. I think it's both funny and terrifying. Enjoy this little video project.
posted by matt_od on Jan 8, 2016 - 1 comment

FACTHOLE: Entirely true news about politics and technology

Facthole makes other news outlets seem mainstream. Join us for stunning exposes that will literally make you wonder what you are reading.
posted by Cosmo7 on Nov 21, 2015 - 1 comment

Kim Davis: Christian, Martyr, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE!

Vote Kim Davis: Christian America Needs Me!
Kim Davis has launched her Presidential Campaign on Twitter and Facebook. She's holding a campaign fundraiser, standing in a great tradition of civil disobedience, and getting ready for greatness.
posted by andoatnp on Sep 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Countdown to the 2016 US Presidential Election

Countdown to the 2016 US Presidential Election is a daily reminder on Twitter of the number of days until the United States Presidential Election on November 8th, 2016. The election is in 500 days! You can also get an update via Tumblr, Facebook, Google Plus, and Blogger (with the option to subscribe via email or RSS).
posted by andoatnp on Jun 26, 2015 - 0 comments

The New Poor

Been thinking a lot about how Millennials are always written about in the media, how gentrification works, and how student loans are affecting our current economy. Here is the result.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Oct 28, 2014 - 2 comments

Speaker of the House

I think there comes a time in everyone's life when they feel compelled to draw picture after picture of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. I started this blog to catalog my experiments in the medium.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 27, 2014 - 1 comment

Ignoranti

Website and podcast where the hosts confess their ignorance in a range of topics and ask intelligent people to explain things to them. [more inside]
posted by MrMustard on Jun 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Same Rat, Different Hat

The debut record from Out of System Transfer, a neo-old-timey band who sing punk-influenced folk songs about the assassination of William McKinley, hitting cops in the head with a brick, and riding the subway. Their sound has been compared to the Holy Modal Rounders, Mojo Nixon, and Mischief Brew. With physical media sales becoming less viable, it made little sense to get CDs printed (plus, no one in the band even had a working CD player), but it also felt wrong to forego the great potential offered by album covers and liner notes, not to mention the feeling of having a tangible thing for fans to have. Thus, the record was released as a zine, (also bundled with the download as a pdf) with original artwork commissioned for each song by various Brooklyn-based artists. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Feb 14, 2014 - 3 comments

thinkContext: Progressive Browser Extension

thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing. It works by matching the URL of search engine results, sites you visit or text advertising against a database of progressive campaigns. If it finds a match it inserts unobtrusive icons into the browser. Currently it pulls information from a Union Hotel Guide, an Ethical Restaurant Guide, the Stop Rush Limbaugh advertiser database, The Green Pages, the Bechdel Test Movie database, and the B Corporation directory.
posted by thinkcontext on Jan 18, 2014 - 2 comments

A One-PDF History of European Socialism and Communism

Some friends and I compiled a 500-page PDF that does the following (from the Introduction): "We present here a history of twentieth-century communism through primary sources, divided into fourteen chapters arranged in chronological order. Each chapter deals with a historical moment or theoretical debate, and contains an amount of reading appropriate for one week’s time. We hope that this reader will provide the foundation for seminars and reading groups." [more inside]
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles on Jan 14, 2014 - 2 comments

Local mom discovers one weird old tip to stop wars

Prevent intractable wars in the Middle East with this 1 weird old trick. Uses HTML5 geolocation and the Sunlight Labs congress API, which are both pretty rad tools.
posted by ecmendenhall on Sep 5, 2013 - 0 comments

Star Wars is the most deceptive and seductive pro-fascist narrative ever written

I used to be a huge fan of Star Wars, but I can no longer ignore the ugly truth. This is a video of a performance, part comedy, part political analysis of the Star Wars universe, wherein I present my take on the Star Wars mythology. Can you be leftist and pro-monarchy?
posted by ebisudave on Mar 28, 2013 - 4 comments

Shit Old Guys Who Get Us Into Wars Say

I'm building a compendium of videos of warmongering chickenhawks saying stupid shit.
posted by pallen123 on Dec 1, 2012 - 13 comments

Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide

The Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide is an app for iPhone and Android that presents progressive ballot measure recommendations for your location (Oregon only). Where do progressive groups that promote conservation, equal rights, reproductive health, senior care, and economic fairness stand on the ballot measures that matter most to Oregonians? Always up-to-date and relevant, the Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide gives you the information and news you need.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Oct 20, 2012 - 0 comments

I Bought Ad Space in the DC Metro to Tell Politicians the Harm Their Incessant Rancor is Producing

I'm tired of the spin and the half-truths. While politicians jockey for position and influence, Americans are suffering. I'm taking my Chamomile Tea Party posters to the public! I've rented ad space in Washington, DC's Metro and I've posted the first of two ads on their back-lit signs. [more inside]
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 comments

Washington, DC Police Tweets

An open-ended research tool for everything that the DC Police Department writes on their twitter feed. The department made the controversial decision to encrypt all radio communications last year, with no allowance for journalists, and thus have devoted more time to twitter. The site allows you to view the last three thousand tweets and quickly analyze factors like age, city quadrant, gender, etc., though a clever regular-expression-based interface.
posted by tmcw on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 comments

Who's More Full of Shit?

Ranking politicians by their fact check rulings. I made it after wanting to compare the overall truthfulness of the big names this election cycle. Hope you find it interesting!
posted by Jezztek on Aug 30, 2012 - 5 comments

Religion and the 2012 U.S. Election

Here's an editorial in The Guardian I wrote with a political scientist on the role of religion in this year's presidential election. We aimed for reasoned analysis rather than fulmination. Hope you find it insightful.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 29, 2012 - 0 comments

Learnin' With Vermin: Episode 1, Chapter 1

My good friend Mike Fitzgerald's comedic web series about political issues, featuring none other than noted political expert Vermin Supreme. I have Story credit, and many of my dear, sweet, delicious friends are actors in this.
posted by Sticherbeast on Aug 20, 2012 - 0 comments

Obamacare Info-comic

This is a comic I made Detailing the ACA and Obama's health care reform. It is part of a larger series of news related comics I am working on in the style of the Strand Bookstore Labor Dispute Comics, previously featured on Metafilter in April, which can be read here: strandaskus.blogspot.com
posted by Doctormobogo on Jul 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Public Books

A curated monthly review devoted to spirited debate about books and the arts, created by and for a transnational community of writers, artists, and activists. Inaugural contributors include Tobias Kelly, Bruce Robbins, Lawrence Weschler (interviewing Errol Morris), Laura Norén, David Henkin, Adam Morris, and Sharon Marcus. Brought to you by the editors of Public Culture and NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge. [more inside]
posted by interrupt on Jun 28, 2012 - 0 comments

Newt Santorum

A site that collects links from around the Web showing the intellectual and cultural decline of the GOP.
posted by reenum on Mar 18, 2012 - 0 comments

Free Occupy Wall Street - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER- poster

Show your Solitary with the 99% via a free-use Poster by Molly Crabapple and myself as a reminder that anyone who can't afford to buy a politician is a part of the cause.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 3, 2011 - 0 comments

Oregon Ballot Drop Box Locator

Since the official locator for ballot drop sites in Oregon is pretty hard to find, not super user-friendly, and doesn't work in mobile browsers, I worked with Scott Duncombe at the Bus Project to develop a friendlier site that Oregon voters can use to find the nearest place to drop off their ballots. Locations are provided by Data.Oregon.gov. We're still looking at features to add over the next days/weeks, but the site is live.
posted by OverlappingElvis on May 10, 2011 - 2 comments

Close Guantanamo Bay

In response to this post, I have started a website and petition. I refuse to give up and just let this news be one more thing that depresses me and makes me feel powerless. I'm trying to do something for the better. Try with me!
posted by whimsicalnymph on Apr 25, 2011 - 5 comments

Chamomile Tea Party Posters

I had always been interested in the power and intersection of propaganda and graphic design. And World War II was a fertile era for both. So I started to remix old propaganda posters from the era with contemporary messages about the rancor that is prevalent in American political discourse. I have now published 19 of these posters under the moniker of The Chamomile Tea Party. The two most recent posters: Our Latest No Fly Zone and America's 4th Front: War on the Middle Class. Comments always welcomed.
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Apr 3, 2011 - 4 comments

Harper WTF

A blog chronicling how invincible the current government of Canada--the Harper government--thinks it is. Inspired by this thread.
posted by russilwvong on Mar 5, 2011 - 4 comments

Rebel's Nest Political T-shirts

Norway-based t-shirt collective with political prints. Site up in (fully functional) beta version. It's mainly aimed at Norwegians, but most of the t-shirts have an international appeal. I would love to hear what other MeFites think of our site.
posted by klue on Jan 19, 2011 - 4 comments

WTF Has Obama Done So Far?

Often the question is asked, "What the fuck has Obama done so far?". For those unimpressed people, we made this site.
posted by the jam on Nov 1, 2010 - 25 comments

NoTruePatriot.org - Full documentation of the "Digg Patriots" movement

As described by this article, this post, and this comment, the Digg Patriots were an organized corps of conservatives operating out of an invitation-only Yahoo! group for the purpose of gaming social news giant Digg -- suppressing left-leaning content, spamming right-wing stories, and using dirty tactics to harass and ban political enemies. While their exposure made waves online, the lack of concrete evidence raised questions about their very existence. Now, after taking time to redact and format the data, the evidence is here. NoTruePatriot.org documents nearly a year of Digg Patriots activity, 12,900 posts in all, in a sortable, searchable database. Take your time to peruse their posts and judge for yourself the seriousness of their actions. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 15, 2010 - 1 comment

Polygraph 22: Ecology and Ideology

The subject of my previous two projects (1, 2) has finally reached completion; the special issue of Polygraph on "Ecology and Ideology" is out and ready for order. The Polygraph website has PDFs of the introduction, a lengthy interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, and two book reviews. Other contributors to the issue include contributors to the issue include Slavoj Žižek, Michael Hardt, John Bellamy Foster, Timothy Morton, Joachim Radkau, Imre Szeman, Kathy Rudy, and Ariel Salleh; more of the articles will show up there following the usual delay.
posted by gerryblog on Sep 12, 2010 - 2 comments

Winnipeg Election 2010 - Know Your Candidates!

WinnipegElection.ca is a citizen driven website we created for the upcoming October 2010 civic election in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The site lists all the candidates by ward along with their contact info, websites, social media details, and related news articles. [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Aug 12, 2010 - 0 comments

Adam For Alameda

I am running for City Council in Alameda, California. There are two open seats, and I think I have a good shot at winning! Due to corruption, cronyism and other mismanagement plaguing our city, I have decided to step up and offer my services to the community. Your support is gratefully appreciated!
posted by es el queso on Jul 12, 2010 - 9 comments

Open For Questions

Box and I skim the White House's Open For Questions, posting the best and brightest queries the American public can manage.
posted by klangklangston on Mar 24, 2009 - 7 comments

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