Author Archives: Sanford Dickert

Political Technology Answers for a Research Questionaire

I was contacted by a researcher in the past two weeks to get some thoughts on the technologies for political campaigns this year. Thought the answers to these questions might be interesting to my readership. Enjoy. Continue reading

Posted in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Political Tech | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

After 100 Days of Repug rule – where’s the Jobs Bill?

After 100 Days of Republican majority of the House, where is the Jobs Bill? Continue reading

Posted in Campaign 2012, Political Thoughts | Leave a comment

Some honest, actual, non-rhetorical questions for my conservative friends who vote Republican

I, too, am frustrated with the insanity that is spun out of various special interest groups. Can someone answer Gadi’s simple questions? Continue reading

Posted in Political Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Save NPR funding!

So, keeping with the mission of the CPB and the overall effort to keep a free-and-fair programming, the “deficit hawks” are going after essentially $32M in that grant. The good that NPR and the CPB does for our country – especially across the rural parts of our country – is incredibly valuable. When are the Congressional “deficit hawks” going to go after the real portion of the pie that is gauging us? Continue reading

Posted in Mitzvahs, Personal Thoughts, Political Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Speed of a Meme: Is all there is but twitter and Facebook?

But as long as the networks exist – and they may be for a little while longer – these issues will continue to grow. The utility of twitter with its API and ubiquity on all mobile phone platforms (both smart phones and normal) and the thrall of Facebook to our information-hungry communities combined with the social network graph and the APIs that allow for even further fine-tuning of our interests when we need them – this is a challenge that governments both here and abroad are going to need to address. Continue reading

Posted in Personal Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment