Romney might pull this out because the polling is so bad, Evangelicals will turn out in record numbers and Democratic enthusiasm will be really, really low. That might happen, but the odds are fairly significant it won't.
Never has it been more critical for teachers to find creative ways to demonstrate to students the importance of active citizenry and voting. The idea behind V.O.T.E.S. (Voting Opportunities for Teenagers in Every State) was to find a way to engage students across the country.
I too drank of the Obama Kool-Aid. Four years ago I had a large poster of Barack Obama tacked to my wall. I dug out the poster from the closet this week. It's ripped and wrinkled and doesn't hold much promise. But on Tuesday I'll vote again for Obama.
Technology has opened the door to a shift in campaign strategy: Now, you can win small. The problem is, you have to govern big.
If he were president, my 7-year-old son told me, there would be no more wars. There would be no more robberies -- and nobody would get sick or hurt. He wouldn't let anybody die, either. What was so wonderful about it to me was that in his 7-year-old mind, being an elected official meant taking care of others.
Maybe this "fax and email" election in New Jersey can a testing ground for future voting -- if this works well and security measures can be put in place, maybe this hurricane voting Plan B can become a more convenient, inclusive and accessible voting method for elections to come.
Though we may feel as if we share little more than a zip-code with the voters beside us, in truth we share that great American feast and tradition: the ballot box. Nov. 6 is our festival day.
In an election season where winners and losers will be determined by the slimmest of margins, my own experience tells me that those who continue to overlook the Asian American and Pacific Islander voting bloc do so at their own peril.
Will we choose to ensure our children get the education they deserve and invest in California's economic future? Or will we retreat from our commitment to each other and allow the worst cuts to education that our state has ever seen?
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What's it gonna be, Mitt? Dirty politics or an honest preacher's life? You can't have it both ways. Stand in your truth for once. We'd all appreciate it more.
It's not just because he has proven to be the biggest flip-flopper and the most dishonest major party presidential candidate in our lifetimes -- and perhaps even in our parents' lifetimes. It is something much more dangerous.
Now that everyone is empowered by social media to behave in ways they've always wished they could but which vague morality and actual physical, tactile contact with human beings has in the past prevented, here are some ways to make the act of voting more exciting!
As I tell my students at Southern Utah University, our amazing Constitution has only been amended 27 times since its ratification in 1787 and one of those changes enables them, all 18-year-olds, to enjoy a right denied to billions all over this planet.
Bring a flashlight, two sandwiches, plenty of water, a fold-out chair and a wide-brimmed hat. Do not attempt this feat if you are elderly, can't stand for long periods of time or have a heart condition. No, you are not climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -- you are going to vote in South Florida.
When the results come in tomorrow, I will not be thinking about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but instead the factors that make this election what I like to call the DUMB election. Here's why.