This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages -- and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages -- were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.
In the looming shadow of the so-called "fiscal cliff," there is at least some early indications that elected officials are listening.
Our Republican governors are not only preparing their party so that they can attain electoral victories at the national level, but they are doing what is best for our country, our civilians, and our future.
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.
Since 2008, commentary about presidential campaigns has been saturated in the rhetoric of narrative. However, Obama's 2012 presidential victory wasn't, strictly speaking, based on narrative. So what happened?
As a member of the millennial generation, I recognize the implications of today's policies on not only myself, but my kids and their kids' future. Isn't this all the more reason we should let our voices be heard once elections come to and end?
When the Republican party's arch right wing takes over the organization, it will become doctrinaire, ideological, orthodox -- and rigidly so. It will be fundamentalist.
While most people would not enjoy the process of analyzing and budgeting expenditures it is something that must be done. The inefficient and useless expenditure of money can be major impediments to accomplishing your financial goals.
Our history has provided enough warning signs of the system's antidemocratic malfunction that we should already have closed the electoral college in favor of direct election.
Until we, as a country, can come together and realize that neither side is completely right, and neither side is completely wrong, until we can try to come together and work as one, then nothing will ever be resolved.
As the fortunes of Rome's aristocracy increasingly derived from foreign lands, Roman policy was shaped to facilitate these fortunes. American billionaires and corporations increasingly influence our elections.
The GOP no longer seems to care about what the majority of Americans might think or want, including their own base.
What do Victoria's Secret sales associates have in common with the Ford factory workers? More than meets Christmas shoppers' eyes when they survey the scantily clad mannequins in the Michigan Ave. shop window.
Let's have some post-election fun using our informed imagination. It is four years from now. I and you are entering the voting booths in our respective neighborhoods.
The clock is ticking on turning our 2012 momentum into the next wave of wins that can help create the climate that maximizes our chances of winning in the Supreme Court, but let's savor and take inspiration from Freedom to Marry's top 10 marriage moments in 2012.
As more and more Americans use the Internet for daily tasks like paying bills and banking, states must develop online voter registration programs to modernize registration and make it more efficient.