Catching Up On Campaign Tech

In the weeks following the 2012 elections, the post-mortems revealed how tech-savvy Obama’s re-election operation had been. The campaign built a revolutionary data-sharing platform and had more than 300 technologists and analysts on staff. In October of 2012, polls were showing a very close race, and the president’s approval rating hovered near 50 percent. So on election night, when battleground states began falling like dominoes into Obama’s column, and when Romney came up 126 electoral votes short, many people right of center were stunned.

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Days of Revolution – Episode 21

Ned Ryun continues his series, “Days of Revolution” with Episode 21. In this episode, Ned chronicles one of the first major efforts of resistance against the Townshend Acts: the Massachusetts Circular Letter. Ned unpacks Samuel Adams’ letter and chronicles its monumental implications, including such events as:

  • Parliament’s response
  • Dissolution of the Massachusetts House
  • Arrest of John Hancock
  • Boston riots
  • Occupation of Boston
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Days of Revolution – Episode 20

Ned Ryun continues his series, “Days of Revolution” with episode 20. In this episode, Ned expounds on the Townshend Acts, a series of taxes and laws passed by Parliament throughout 1767 and 1768. In addition, he walks you through some of the largest power grabs that Parliament had yet attempted:

  • The Townshend Acts
  • The Revenue Act
  • The Indemnity Act
  • The Vice Admiralty Court Act
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Days of Revolution – Episode 17

Ned Ryun continues his series, “Days of Revolution.” Listen to Episode 17, “A Violent Backlash”

In this episode Ned discusses:

  • The violent reaction to the Stamp Act in the colonies
  • The hanging in effigy of Andrew Oliver, royal stamp agent, in Boston
  • The ransacking of Thomas Hutchinson’s home
  • Samuel Adams condemns the violence
  • The New York Sons of Liberty organize public demonstrations in New York City
  • Richard Henry Lee, future signer of the Declaration of Independence, leads a protest in Virginia
  • The colonies unite even further in their resistance to the tyranny of Parliament and the Crown
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