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"Seeking a Paradigm Shift"

EnlightenmentEnlightenment by marceloquinan (cc by)

beccyjoe wants to know "What is an article or essay that you have read that caused a dramatic change in your thinking / perspective / life? ... I would love to hear what you've read that has blown your mind"

by taz

Decommissioning the US politics megathreads
We're ceasing the US politics megathread practice, moving back toward single-topic posts as a focus for that topic. Details in MetaTalk.

by cortex

Turns out the revolution will be televised

Weird Al UHF poster detail

Metafilter discusses The Radical Egalitarian Politics Of Weird Al’s "UHF"

(hat tip to jackbishop for the title)

by taz

Keeping the US primaries season livable on MeFi
If you participate in US politics threads on MetaFilter, please read this thread on keeping the upcoming Dem primaries discussions workable.

by cortex

US Midterm Election Day, 2018

It's US midterm election day. Follow the main Election Day post on the blue, and the Voting check-in Metatalk. There's also Mefi Election Chat for really livebloggy moments; the regular catch-all thread for non-election US politics stuff; venting thread for primal screams; positive steps Mefites have taken; AskMe's on where to read election analysis and watch coverage online.

Catching up on political change in Armenia and Malaysia

Catch up on two major political shake-ups, with these excellent Mefi posts: Armenian protests force new election, and a big upset in today's Malaysian elections.

Resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter
Hey, folks, here's an important MetaTalk post about us resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter.

by cortex


Priti and Boris and Damian and more, oh my May! UK politics discussion.

by taz


ConnectedConnected by hosszuka (cc by-sa)

Following the news from around the world -- threads worth digging into, as Mefites share their insights on:

- the forthcoming Catalan independence referendum in Spain
- the just-completed election in New Zealand
- the "most ridiculous constitutional crisis" in Australia, and
- the scandal leading to the collapse of the government in Iceland.

Widget is a fun word. "Widget."

Currently in MetaTalk:

Testing out a new US Politics sidebar widget – A little something to assist both hiders and seekers

WomensMarch 2: Electric Boogaloo – For the third year, members discuss encouraging women to make front page posts to the site with a March drive

by taz

RIP Arlen Specter

PA: Employee Free Choice Act Rally at State Democratic ConventionPA: Employee Free Choice Act Rally at State Democratic Convention by aflcio (cc by)

MetaFilter member oneironaut worked for recently deceased US Senator Arlen Specter as his advisor on climate, energy, and the environment. He remembers him fondly:

To me, he was good, funny, warm (for him), and it was a privilege to work with him. Yes, there is plenty to dislike about him, but the Senate would be much better off if there were more Arlen Specters.

by mathowie

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