Eleven Writers Imagine What Happens After Election Day

Bookmaker Paddy Power is giving 1-10 odds that Barack Obama will win tomorrow’s election. But we still don't know what'll really happen on election day — and right afterwards. Will an Obama administration have the funds to bring about his promised changes? Will President McCain survive a full four-year term? Could… » 11/03/08 8:40am 11/03/08 8:40am

Presidential Election Rocks The Robot Vote

With the Presidential election less than a week away, it looks like the campaign is taking a more scifi turn as it heads into the home stretch. We've heard about the McCain campaign's controversial use of robocalls, but the Obama campaign is going one better, and using full-on robots to get out the vote.Well, sort of.… » 10/29/08 11:45am 10/29/08 11:45am

The Dueling Dystopias of Political Campaign Ads

John McCain and Barack Obama may seem as different as night and day, but there are a good number of folks still on the fence as to who will get their vote. Where debates, stump speeches, and lectures on voting records have failed, maybe science fiction will save the day. Supporters on both sides of the aisle are… » 10/25/08 8:00am 10/25/08 8:00am

Turn the American Presidential Debates into Abstract Data Structures

You can watch the American presidential debates and allow Barack Obama and John McCain to move you emotionally, or you can convert what they say into easily-analyzed data structures. C-SPAN's awesomely wonky graphic designers have created several easy ways for you to analyze as objectively as possible which candidate… » 10/09/08 7:00am 10/09/08 7:00am

Which Scifi Political Attack Ad Would You Like to See?

We lived through the Obama vs. Clinton YouTube smackdowns, and now we're entering the age of Obama vs. McCain. Already Paris Hilton has contributed to a "grassroots" Obama ad » 8/15/08 5:00pm 8/15/08 5:00pm which compares McCain to Yoda (hell, it's true that Yoda is a veteran of the Clone Wars). But that brief diss on Yoda gave us an idea. What…