The Single Mother's Manifesto.
"But wait, some will say. Given that you have long since left single parenthood for marriage and a nuclear family; given that you are now so far from a life dependent on benefits that Private Eye habitually refers to you as Rowlinginnit, why do you care? Surely, nowadays, you are a natural Tory voter? No, I’m afraid not..." J.K. Rowling on welfare, patriotism, and the upcoming UK election. (via Crooked Timber
posted by No-sword
on Apr 15, 2010 -
Iran: The Rooftop Project.
"This is meant to be the most complete possible collection of recordings of nighttime protest in Iran since the beginning of the uprising. Its goal is to locate and profile at least one video for each night primarily focusing on the nightly chanting of Allah-o-Akbar from the rooftops, whenever that footage is available. Some of these videos have not been widely seen until now." [Via]
posted by homunculus
on Jul 10, 2009 -
Election Fraud in Kentucky.
"I think this is the first documented case of election fraud in the U.S. using electronic voting machines (there have been lots of documented cases of errors and voting problems, but this one involves actual maliciousness)."
posted by chunking express
on Mar 24, 2009 -
US meddling in Kenyan elections:
An exit poll, if it had been released in a timely manner, could have altered the result of Kenya's presidential election in 2007 and prevented the deaths of many people there, say people involved in the U.S. backed effort.
It is suggested
that Michael E. Ranneberger
US ambassador to Kenya was meddling
in Kenya's Elections, playing down the corruption of Mwai Kibaki's government
More than 1,000 people died and 304,000 displaced
Related Metafiler threads on the 2007 Kenya election . 1, 2, 3 , 4
posted by adamvasco
on Jan 31, 2009 -
How Obama Did It
: an in-depth look behind the scenes of the campaign, assembled by a special team of reporters who were granted year-long access on the condition that none of their findings appear until after Election Day.
posted by thbt
on Nov 5, 2008 -
People All Over The World, Ride The Word Train! The Word Train!
This is a neato thingy on the NY Times front page where you can enter a word that describes your mood on election day and compare with others.
Best thing is you can change your word every 30 minutes.
Next best thing - changing your word every 30 minutes might get your Virginia-baked ham away from the television/Internet/porcelain throne/medicine cabinet/gun closet while the election roars on....
posted by Lipstick Thespian
on Nov 4, 2008 -