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Surely, there must be a way to reform the primary election calendar and truly super-size Super Tuesday?
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Surely, there must be a way to reform the primary election calendar and truly super-size Super Tuesday?

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— 2 years ago
#politics  #sports  #March Madness  #Super Tuesday  #election 2012 
I don’t endorse Gingrich’s often-extreme views. But on this issue, I believe he is right. Gingrich is doing something rare in politics: He’s thinking outside of the box, and this type of thinking is what is needed to get the U.S. back on track….
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I don’t endorse Gingrich’s often-extreme views. But on this issue, I believe he is right. Gingrich is doing something rare in politics: He’s thinking outside of the box, and this type of thinking is what is needed to get the U.S. back on track….

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— 2 years ago
#innovation  #election 2012  #Newt Gingrich  #politics  #moon  #moon mission  #Vivek Wadhwa 
The 2012 election campaign is about to get a lot more personal, at least if Google has any say in it.
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The 2012 election campaign is about to get a lot more personal, at least if Google has any say in it.

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— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#innovation  #politics  #election  #election 2012 
Take a tour of the key influencers (and the influenced) with the rise of the new political elite…
VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY

Take a tour of the key influencers (and the influenced) with the rise of the new political elite…

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— 2 years ago
#innovation  #technology  #computer programming  #SOPA  #Election 2012  #Rick Santorum 
Code is becoming the new lingua franca of Web activists around the nation, powering Anonymous-style movements against politicians and the status quo. In the process, programmers and coders are helping to create a new power base within the electorate. If you can code, you can launch new movements, upend traditional campaign dynamics and pressure candidates in a low-cost, high-tech and highly effective way.
Does this mean computer programmers and coding experts are the new political elite?
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Code is becoming the new lingua franca of Web activists around the nation, powering Anonymous-style movements against politicians and the status quo. In the process, programmers and coders are helping to create a new power base within the electorate. If you can code, you can launch new movements, upend traditional campaign dynamics and pressure candidates in a low-cost, high-tech and highly effective way.

Does this mean computer programmers and coding experts are the new political elite?

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— 2 years ago with 14 notes
#innovation  #techology  #programming  #election 2012  #politics 
Prediction markets, which burst into mainstream popularity after the release of James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds, have become an increasingly sophisticated way to model the outcome of events when the range of possible outcomes is known…
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Prediction markets, which burst into mainstream popularity after the release of James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds, have become an increasingly sophisticated way to model the outcome of events when the range of possible outcomes is known…

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— 2 years ago
#innovation  #Iowa Caucuses  #Election 2012 
This is not a question of left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative. It’s a question of analog vs. digital. And when it comes to the Web, Newt Gingrich has already been caught not playing fair. So, can the Internet trust him?
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This is not a question of left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative. It’s a question of analog vs. digital. And when it comes to the Web, Newt Gingrich has already been caught not playing fair. So, can the Internet trust him?

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— 2 years ago with 1 note
#technology  #election  #election 2012  #Newt Gingrich  #politics  #government 
Barack Obama harnessed the power of his supporters’ social graphs in 2008 to create an unprecedented momentum when it came to online political fundraising. The 2012 Obama campaign, likely to produce the first billion-dollar-candidate, has a custom-built, online fundraising platform. But that doesn’t mean lesser-known candidates with smaller campaign budgets should feel left out of the high-stakes, social media fundraising race.
Why not? Just ask Fundly CEO Dave Boyce…
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Barack Obama harnessed the power of his supporters’ social graphs in 2008 to create an unprecedented momentum when it came to online political fundraising. The 2012 Obama campaign, likely to produce the first billion-dollar-candidate, has a custom-built, online fundraising platform. But that doesn’t mean lesser-known candidates with smaller campaign budgets should feel left out of the high-stakes, social media fundraising race.

Why not? Just ask Fundly CEO Dave Boyce…

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— 2 years ago with 1 note
#innovation  #politics  #social media  #campaign  #election 2012  #Herman Cain  #Barack Obama 
Do the traditional unemployment figures accurately reflect the true state of the American economy?
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Do the traditional unemployment figures accurately reflect the true state of the American economy?

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— 2 years ago
#innovation  #unemployment  #economy  #election  #election 2012  #politics 
Selecting our legislators by voting is a hallowed tradition, but must all traditions remain forever? In light of candidates’ ever more sophisticated manipulation machines, might the greater good be served by selecting rather than electing our legislators? I believe it’s wise to continue electing our presidents, governors, and mayors. However, I propose that our city councils and state and federal legislators not be elected, but selected, using passive criteria.
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Selecting our legislators by voting is a hallowed tradition, but must all traditions remain forever? In light of candidates’ ever more sophisticated manipulation machines, might the greater good be served by selecting rather than electing our legislators? I believe it’s wise to continue electing our presidents, governors, and mayors. However, I propose that our city councils and state and federal legislators not be elected, but selected, using passive criteria.

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— 2 years ago with 14 notes
#innovation  #election  #election 2012  #politics  #Marty Nemko  #Washington Post