Desiline Victor's story and others like it make a powerful case for congressional action to retain and strengthen the EAC and should drive the work of state legislators and the president's new commission as well.
By early summer of 2012, many of us Faith and Values pundits were nervously asking an important and troubling question: Why were the Obama and Romney campaigns spending so little time and effort discussing God and religion on the campaign trail?
The reelection of Barack Obama was tarnished by a lower voter turnout rate than 2008, dropping from 61.6 percent of those eligible to vote to 58.2 percent, or a decrease of 3.4 percentage points. Here, I place the 2012 turnout rate in historical perspective.
Republicans fail to see that gimmickry and exclusionary tactics are not the solution to their demographic problems. Instead, Republicans would do well to consider why the fact remains that when more people can vote and more people do vote, Democrats win.
Labor has a long history of organizing for social justice, from civil rights to LGBT rights to women's rights. Advocating for immigrants is the next step in the civil rights battles we fought over the second half of the last century.
The GOP's bold and brash plan to rig the 2016 presidential election seems to be collapsing under its own weight, at least for now. But that doesn't mean they've stopped trying to game the system.
MSNBC Host and Salon.com reporter Steve Kornacki recently spoke with us about a largely untold part of the 2012 election--congressional gerrymandering...
Most losing candidates spent their time making accusations or complaining of voting irregularities. Accepting defeat and recognizing the results of a public poll is a cultural problem that cannot be solved overnight.
Many people might be overestimating the ability of the president's advocacy arm, Organizing for America -- stocked with former campaign staff, target-data lists and tactics honed in 2012 -- to effect change in Washington.
Clearly there are a lot of questions about Twitter's impact. But how we even define Twitter is as yet unclear. Is Twitter a public sphere, representing citizen voices, or is it simply an extension of political and corporate hegemony?
The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.
What does this all mean for Latinos? If President Obama is truly interested in improving their situation, he cannot only focus on immigration reform, nor on school reform.
After we just completed an election season where democracy was under attack across the country, a movement has sprung up in New York City that seeks to strengthen rather than subvert involvement in the democratic process. It's called participatory budgeting.
People have responsibilities to children, family, and friends, which makes Tuesday a difficult day to go to the polls. In fact, that makes any day a difficult one to go to the polls. How can we encourage voter turnout and reduce disenfranchisement while preserving the quality and integrity of voting systems?
Members of Congress, entrusted to represent the best interests of the average American, instead play out a stilted, ineffective soap opera on our TV screens, complete with phony discussions of fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings which take the place of real proposals for meaningful change in the country.
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