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."
Despite leaning Democratic overall, only a quarter of young Americans will vote next week, and those who will are disproportionately Republican and show a desire for Congressional change.
We have now entered the homestretch of the 2014 midterm election season, with less than a week to go before Election Day. Many Senate races remain incredibly close, and Democrats got some welcome news this week from far up north.
If you prefer fiction to fact, think a collapsing economy is preferable to an improving economy, and that the superrich should keep getting more of the nation's income and wealth, vote Republican.
Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.
Does it matter that the wealthy turnout to vote at a rate of almost 99% while those making below $10,000 vote at a rate of 49%? It sure seems like it would, but for a long time many political scientists and journalists believed it didn't.
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How does not voting in the coming midterm elections put things right? For that matter, how does it put things right to swear off forevermore all politics, a threat heard from Democrats across the land?
Truth is, if 100 percent of 18-24 year olds decided to vote in the next election, they would landslide whatever candidates they backed and transform the country to their liking. And here is one big reason why they should: Citizens United.
Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.
My name is Tony. I'm a citizen. And I've lied about voting. I'm not proud of it. But I'm also ready to do something about it. So, this time around, I voted early. And, just like former hackers who go on to help catch other hackers, I'm going to give you 10 ways to bust someone who is lying about voting.
Almost two-thirds of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and they're worried sick about whether their kids will ever make it. They need leaders who understand their plight instead of denying it.
Recent studies of the non-voting population suggests that wide gaps have opened up between voters and non-voters.
If Democrats want to win this year, I would throw out the playbook and go for the four-corner strategy. And if the GOP wants to win back the presidency, it should take a look after next Tuesday night at a similar four-corner game plan.
Amanda is a true representative of "Us." Against staggering odds, through education and grit, Amanda worked her way into the middle class.
This year the Republicans are doing their very best to prevent the voters from remembering who they really are and what they really stand for. They're putting on their "moderate masks" and the costumes of ordinary middle class Americans.