Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.
It's a shame. Voting is sacred; it's the only way we ensure we have a government that represents our interests. Of course, we've learned there are some who don't want all Americans to participate and have a say. The jig is up.
So what can we do, just a few days out from a critical election? Stay in line. Don't let the wait discourage you; there is too much at stake for our community and for your family. Be proactive and make a plan.
We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.
The former two-term governor of California told me over the summer that he still believes that most things get done through "action in the center" away from the extremes.
The problem isn't Crist's decision to speak at the convention of a party he has long opposed. Many good people have switched allegiances. But Crist doesn't seem to have any principles at all.
That any individual, let alone a disabled vet who served his country and community, would be sentenced to 20 years in prison based on these facts would be funny if it weren't so sickening.
Mitt is now the poster boy for the 1% and that will be a hard label to shake.
The people trying to wake us up to the realities of global warming have taken to calling themselves "climate hawks." In the field of Republican presidential candidates, we are seeing a new breed emerge: climate chickens.
With 2010 elections now well behind us, jockeying for the Republican nomination for president begins in earnest.
As we fight for homeowners to do the right thing and uphold their side of the lease, I feel that is important for the court system and press to understand what is happening to renters across the country.
Folks, we need a Christmas miracle and we need it today. Get out your cell because you're about to start crying and then start making phone calls. Be...
A workable centrism needs to develop from ordinary people, not political insiders. Unfortunately, most people who succeed, or even survive, in politics do so by becoming insiders.
People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.
Republicans and Tea Party braggarts are beaming that voters have spoken. But have they? The truth is, I don't think they've said much of anything. Rather, what they did Tuesday instead was grunt and groan.