If the Illinois General Assembly passes Senate Bill 2134 - automatic voter registration - it may not increase voter participation as much as anticipated but it could be one of the most effective anti-crime laws in the state.
I am an annoying friend. I am the person that gets unfollowed on Facebook and that people avoid mentioning certain topics around. I am the friend constantly sharing petition and calls to action, political articles and news stories. At parties, I am the one that shouts at friends to go vote, and lectures siblings when they don't update their voter registration address
Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have promised that Congress would move on tax reform, the national debt, and repealing the Affordable Care Act. We hope that they follow through -- but given the GOP's tendency to overpromise and under-deliver, we have our doubts.
During a presidential year with substantially higher turnout, Hagan more than likely would have been re-elected. When she won her first Senate term in 2008, Hagan outperformed Barack Obama in North Carolina by over 100,000 ballots, leading the statewide ticket with 2.25 million votes.
It is nothing less than the heartbeat of our democracy. But when more than half of our citizens just do not show up, our collective heartbeat weakens, and our democratic society finds itself not thriving but on life support.
In Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates faced off against a challenge from pro-business candidates backed to the tune of more than $3 million by the energy giant Chevron. For years, Chevron has treated Richmond like a company town and its large refinery there has been a constant source of health and safety concerns.
The simple truth is that for many Latino voters, immigration is not just a political issue; it's a personal one that often affects our very own family members.
McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.
How can GDP per person rise and the income of the vast majority of the population decline? It's distribution. And those voters in the 99 percent know it. They are worse off, and as a result we face a high probability that troglodyte Republicans will control both houses of the U.S. Congress.
On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress.
The theme is legal tax-evasion -- by this country's very rich -- enabled and encouraged by both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill.
You see, current Charlotte mayoral candidate and Pillow Talk with Joanne guest Jennifer Roberts once meant only one thing to me: free pizza. Because I was an idiot and also hungry.
In this age of do-nothing politics, it's easy to despair, but we must remember the intent behind the design. The same founding fathers who created a federal system that resists radical change also created a state system that encourages experimentation.
We have long heard concerns regarding prolonged exposure to television programming and digital involvement in general as potentially detrimental to our kids. Although, it often seems that digital media is so the status quo there seems little to be done about it.
While she does not say at what age the experience switch shifts on, we can guess from her next quip that it must be around the time young women stop receiving messages on Tinder.
In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reaches the nation's capital, Justice Anthony Kennedy is suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Who are you?" demands the Justice. "I am the ghost of Election Day Past."