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November Election

What Happens When A Muslim Meets A Trump Supporter

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

It's become common to see headlines like, "Trump supporters really are deeply hostile to Muslims and nonwhites," which is deplorable. We think it's time everyone calmed down.

Why Did Trump Go To Mexico? Because He's Losing

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

So why would Donald Trump engage Nieto? Likely because he's losing the election and this is a last ditch effort to still appear bold before voters. It wasn't a great moment for Mexico either. Actually, it was an embarrassment.

Don't Vote For An Asshole This November

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

While calling Trump an "asshole" is a schoolyard tactic, Trump's campaign deserves to be highlighted for spreading the fear and hatred, and doing so as a political tactic.

Miami-Dade Elected Leaders Will Be Tested This November. But Will They Listen to the Wishes of Voters?

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 08.30.2016 | Miami
Center for Community Change Action

Credit: Damian Gadal via Flickr Creative Commons By Thomas Kennedy Miami Dade County has for too long been a place where money means political influ...

Taxing Marijuana to Fight Homelessness

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Hilda L. Solis

As the richest society on earth, we cannot tolerate almost 50,000 men, women, and children living on our streets. We can do better than this, and we must.

Make This Election Day A National Holiday

Elan Barnehama | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Elan Barnehama

More than any recent election, we are in need a national voting day where the polls become festive places where neighbors who disagree on candidates and issues congregate as a community.

Why Young Conservatives Are Voting For Hillary Clinton

David Cahn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
David Cahn

I am not so opposed to Hillary Clinton that I would consider supporting a 3rd party candidate. I understand why establishment GOP politicians don't want to be seen voting for Donald Trump -- who is lacks conservative values -- or for Hillary Clinton, who they have been ideologically opposed to for decades.

Bayview Community Forum: Voices That Seek a Hopeful Future

Stevon Cook | Posted 05.23.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

As a part of my campaign for the San Francisco Board of Education, I have been engaging students, families, educators, and voters to identify the most pressing issue areas that will affect the future of San Francisco public schools.

Energy Freedom on the Ballot

William S. Becker | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

When it comes to issues the American people agree on, few have as much support as solar and wind power. Three of every four of us adults, when asked about "solving the nation's energy problems," prefer solar and wind energy over fossil fuels

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

L.A.'s Transit Force Awakens

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

97-Year-Old Gets U.S. Citizenship, 'Honored' To Vote For First Time

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

This woman is almost a century old, but it isn't too late for her to take advantage of all her new citizenship has to offer. Chenyi Pan, 97, spent ...

Who's Who In The November 4th Election

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

This year a record number of black Americans are running for office. In total, across congressional and statewide elections, more than 100 black polit...

Republicans Fear Paying a Price for Attacks on Interests of African Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Community and civil rights organizations are exhorting African American voters to go to the polls in the mid-term elections by pointing out that when African Americans don't vote they get outcomes like Ferguson, Missouri. Republicans think that reference to Ferguson is "inflammatory." It's not the least bit "inflammatory."

Why I Will Vote for the Democrats

Tim Koechlin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe that a person should be able to marry whomever s/he wants to marry. I believe in a woman's right to choose. That's why I will vote for Democrats on November 4.

Is One Good Congress Too Much to Ask?

William S. Becker | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

I wonder what Jefferson would think of our Congress today, or of the voters who tolerate it. I wonder what it would feel like to be proud of our government again.

Ohio's Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State, Nina Turner Poised to be Pivotal Force in the 2016 Presidential Election

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Akoshia Yoba

This year's midterm elections offer an unprecedented opportunity for Ohio voters to make history by launching the first Democratic African American woman into the state's Executive Branch.

Campaign Finance Reform and Arbinger's Self Deception

Stephen Tryon | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Stephen Tryon

Never before in the history of our republic has there been such a virulent combination of information technology and unbridled spending on political messaging.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Progress: How Badly Do We Want It?

Nick Desai | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Nick Desai

The progress we want is still out there to be had. We just have to want it badly enough. We can't sit smugly because our ideas are better. Our ideas are ONLY better if they are enacted. Let's not laugh at the opposition; let's be awakened instead. Let's jolt into action, and recapture the baton of American leadership.

A Turning Point for Democrats

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

You think there is gridlock in Washington now? If the GOP wins both houses of Congress in November, nothing meaningful will get done for two years, and many good social programs will come under crippling attack.

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: Thoughts on Election Day

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We have reached a point where our leaders have stopped listening to the American people. However, what will it take for the government to start listening to the people again?

America Becomes More Progressive Through Pot and Gay Marriage Legalization

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Our leaders in Washington are lost. Democrats are creating a nanny state while Republicans are promoting puritanical dogma.

Thanksgiving and the National Bird

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Contrary to the popular myths, the wild turkey can fly. As the recent election has proven, so can we, if, like that original American bird, we keep close to the ground.