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The Future of Elections

David Vognar | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
David Vognar

We need to set an example to the world, which is facing a recession of democratic governance. Exploring ways to empower the people's vote would be the biggest innovation in governance in a long, long time.

Money, Money, Money

Gerry Myers | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

There is an old saying, "Money is the root of all evil." While money may not cause evil in all circumstances, it certainly can sway some people toward the path of corruption and bad behavior.

Bobby Jindal Advocates Unholy Alliance of Fundamentalists and Big Business to Back Discrimination

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

You don't like gay marriage? Fine. Don't get gay-married. But if you want to have a business and operate in the public sphere, then you've got to treat all your fellow citizens equally. Even better would be to treat each of them as you would wish to be treated. That's a rule that should sound familiar to someone as knowledgeable of the New Testament as Bobby Jindal.

Why Europeans and Asian Communities Shake Their Heads at How Americans Choose a President

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

The issues that emerge in American political campaigns leave many of my foreign contacts puzzled. Instead of thinking through big issues, we focus on the trivial. The female problems that bedeviled Gary Hart and Bill Clinton would barely raise an eyebrow outside of the states.

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: The Obama Trade Deal Elizabeth Warren Hates Gets A Vote | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

So that happened. This week we look at one Washington State community in which the battle for a $15 minimum wage has been won, discuss the latest deve...

The GOP Will Still War on Lynch

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Attorney General Loretta Lynch at long last won the first round of battle with the GOP with her confirmation. But it's only the first round. There are three reasons for their continuing war on her.

Campaign 2016: Hillary Clinton to Replace Her Cold Cyborg Heart With a Human One

Spencer Green | Posted 04.13.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We want to show America the real Hillary: the spontaneous Hillary; the fun, breezy Hillary; the Hillary who doesn't need constant battery charges or modifications to her enhanced biofuel cells."

10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 UK Election

Zac McCrary | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Zac McCrary

As the May 7th U.K. parliamentary elections approach, below are 10 things that any self-respecting U.S. political junkie should know about the campaign to determine who will lead Britain for the next several years.

Sudan: Where Elections Matter for the Wrong Reasons

Eric Reeves | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

Sudan holds national elections in the coming days, including for the office of president. The result is a foregone conclusion, indeed to speak of the voting process that will occur as an "election" is deeply misleading.

Don't Let Ferguson Turnout Numbers Fool You. America, We Have a Problem.

Rob Richie | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

Let's cheer for Ferguson -- but keep our eye on the bigger truth that our representative democracy is weakened when voter turnout is so low and so poorly reflective of our citizens. But before we rush to make any sweeping conclusions, keep in mind that "argument by anecdote" is dangerously seductive.

Break Down the Echo Chambers

William S. Becker | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

This is the second of two posts on the media's role in the national conversation about global climate change and clean energy. The first post can be f...

A Blue Vision Summit for Our Troubled Seas

David Helvarg | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

We know what the solutions are to the cascading disasters facing our living seas. The challenge is how we create the political will to enact them.

Celebration and Destruction

Margee Ensign | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Margee Ensign

The peaceful transition to a new administration not only ensured the stability and growth of Nigeria's democratic system, but sets a shining example for the rest of the world. Nigerians should be very proud.

What 'Change' Means to Us in Nigeria

Yetty Williams | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Yetty Williams

Up until now, the average Nigerian was not sure whether his or her vote really counts, wondered whether votes can actually make a difference or cause a change. Till this most recent elections majority of the nation had only heard about the idea of free, fair and violence-free elections.

Israeli Knesset Focuses on Unity in Opening Session

Anav Silverman | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony that took place in the Israeli parliament on Tuesday, March 31.

GOP Racial Woes and 2016

Ryan Campbell | Posted 03.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Within the GOP, there's been some ugly rhetoric on issues of race and authority, but that's quite frankly nothing new; what is new, however, is the magnitude of the problem they have been creating for themselves. What is this laundry list, and how will it be affected by the run to 2016?

Missed Opportunities: Assessing Latino Turnout in 2014

Latino Decisions | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Latino Decisions

Rather than blame Latino voters -- Why was your turnout so low? Don't you care who wins?-- we should think about how well the candidates for office in 2014, did or did not make their case to Latino voters.

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's ...

Israel Is Not Afraid. Israel Is Comfortable.

Boaz Yakin | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Boaz Yakin

As sad and painful as it is for me personally, I can no longer protest the utilization of sanctions and political isolation because the people of Israel have demonstrated unequivocally that without them they will not move in a positive direction for themselves or their neighbors.

Facts on the Ground: Israel and the Palestinians

Richard Klass | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Richard Klass

Only by creating facts on the ground can the Palestinians reverse the inexorable move to a one-state solution where they will be a majority but ruled by an Israeli minority. If that happens, the Palestinians will lose their country, and Israel will lose its soul.

3 Ways Google AdWords Will Destroy Your Political Campaign

Craig Agranoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Craig Agranoff

AdWords can be an invaluable tool for getting the word out, online, about a candidate. It can also break a campaign and lead to ruin if used incorrectly.

If Ferguson Stays Ferguson, Blacks Have No One to Blame but Themselves

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite past voting obstacles, there are compelling reasons for blacks in Ferguson to rush to barricades this time to vote. One is the prospect of a regime change. Another is they could move to dump the racket that city officials have run for years that criminalizes virtually the city entire black population. Another is there's no excuse.

Global Spotlight Firm Fixed on Nigerian Elections

John Kerry | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
John Kerry

Nigeria's more than 70 million voters will soon go to the polls to choose their country's leader for the next four years. Whether the victor is incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan or opposition challenger Muhammadu Buhari is entirely for Nigerians to decide

Israeli Elections Afterthoughts

Mickey Bergman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

It is not news that there is no love lost between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. However, not enough has been said about the deeper tear in U.S. - Israeli relations; a tear that goes deeper than the two Heads of States personalities'.

Super PAC Men: How Political Consultants Took A Texas Oilman On A Wild Ride

ProPublica | Robert Faturechi | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

Throughout the booms and busts of his Fort Worth oil empire and during his brother's notorious murder trial, Kenneth W. Davis Jr. largely kept to hims...