North Carolina is one of the latest examples of this effort, where Republicans are attempting to pass bills that would require voter ID at the polls, reduce early voting hours and eliminate same day voter registration.
One would wonder, if this video had been released before the Senate defeated reasonable legislation for background checks on April 17, if the outcome would have been different.
The same people trying to stop college students from voting are the ones who pretend to be concerned with our rights and freedoms. If we teach our children that voting is your right and your duty as an American, why are we expending so much energy to prevent them from exercising their rights?
We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.
You can't raise a family on minimum wage. And you can't build a nation on the working poor. It is a rough portrait of an American past and a tough vision to push into an American future. But my goal isn't to speak in broad terms.
Evolution has been a dirty word among GOP hard-liners for a long time. Now, at least, they acknowledge that it has something to do with change over time. A first step, perhaps, in becoming more evolved about evolution.
This week, Occupy's Strike Debt! working group will be mailing out over 1,000 letters to individuals, mostly in Kentucky and Ohio, who collectively owe over $1,000,000 in personal medical debt.
The Steubenville case is just one of many. Rape happens everyday, in different forms, all over the world. Most cases do not make national news. Most cases are not even reported.
It was 14 years before anyone came up with another use for Viagra, and that credit goes to Turner, as you can see below. So we proclaim March 27th National Nina Turner Day!
One of the most fascinating and disturbing issues that comes up again and again around fracking is the multitude of exemptions and entitlements that have been handed to the industry at the expense of citizens.
Eric Resnick did not want to ask the question. He felt an obligation, though, because other reporters were avoiding the subject. They ought to have long ago confronted Ken Mehlman about the contradictions between his politics and his personal life.
We've had several presidents whose personalities were a primary sell. Think both Roosevelts, Eisenhower, Kennedy and -- Democrats, hold your breath -- Ronald Reagan. If you listen to or read, Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber, you'll begin to get it.
Take a retired banker, a farmworker organizer, a children's advocate and an economist. It's not a joke, it's a description of some of the people who help me figure out how to create an Ohio economy that works for all.
In a season of polarizing political rhetoric, with deliberate distortion and exaggeration the order of the day, people of faith are called to seek higher ground. We ought to move into authentic dialogue, and work on our individual and collective ability to listen to one another.
The RPS in several other states is still under attack and there are ALEC members ready and willing to forgo stealing your lunch money to do the bidding of dirty polluters.
Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated movie about the great president's struggle to get Congressional approval for the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, gets 53-year-old Ohio History teacher Paul LaRue's approval for bringing American history alive.