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From Ire to Investment: The Latino Vote

Nicole Castillo | Posted 08.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Nicole Castillo

In 2016, rather than conversations about who is courting us for their vote, let's start thinking about who we want to elect, what kind of candidates we want to see, and start investing in them, because the only way that the system will become one that works for us, is if we start working it.

Turkey Appears Headed For New Elections

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

ANKARA, July 31 (Reuters) - Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islam...

Open Letter to Donald Trump -- News Flash! Some Breast-Pumping Moms Have to Work Because They Aren't Billionaires!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Janet Eve Josselyn

Not every new mom is able or willing to stay at home after the birth of her child so that she can pump breast milk in the privacy of her own home. No man will ever understand how difficult it is for a woman to go back to work full-time after the birth of a child, whether she wants to or not.

Donald Trump: The Bull in a China Shop

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

Donald Trump is the bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the nicest way. His competitors, delicate breakables, are lined up on the shelf, concerned that any bold move could topple them to the ground.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Beware: Not All States Want You to Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Some politicians have tried to manipulate voting laws for their benefit, that's not right. We need integrity in our elections and voting that's free, fair, and accessible.

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.

Scary Stupid Senators' Stunts

Gerry Myers | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats need to find their voice. In 2016 there are 198 Democratic seats in the Senate and House that will be up for election.

Why I Choose to Be the Annoying Friend

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

I am an annoying friend. I am the person that gets unfollowed on Facebook and that people avoid mentioning certain topics around. I am the friend constantly sharing petition and calls to action, political articles and news stories. At parties, I am the one that shouts at friends to go vote, and lectures siblings when they don't update their voter registration address

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

No one is arguing for complete equality of income. Not even close. We celebrate the success of the One Percent, and rightly so. All we ask, especially in this time of giving, is for the compassion, the humility, the shared experience that existed only a few decades ago.

See Your Vote Count With Official Illinois Election Totals

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.01.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois State Board of Elections on Nov. 30 certified the results of the Nov. 4 election. Reviewing the official results revealed a few close calls that could have had big effects but for a handful of votes.

Dana Liebelson

Texans Slam Voter ID Law: 'Now That It's Happened To Me, I'm Devastated'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Betty Thorn, an 84-year-old grandmother who lives in an assisted-living facility in Austin, Texas, has voted in every major election in her life since...

Best Use Ever For Your 'I Voted Today' Sticker

Caurie Putnam | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

Dana Liebelson

Republicans Control the Senate. But Here's Why Democrats Still Represent More People

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By Wednesday morning, Republicans had taken control of 52 seats in the U.S. Senate. Democrats and allied independents held 45, and three...

Change Is Hard

Carla Shutak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Carla Shutak

I look at the Republican Party I grew up respecting and I don't recognize it anymore. I traveled to countries that don't have the same level of infrastructure as The United States of America. I talked with people who had differing belief systems.

10 Things I Learned While Standing in Line to Vote

Julie Niehoff | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Julie Niehoff

The polling place I usually go to -- the local Sheriff's office just down the street -- was closed down this year. So I ventured out to the alternative this time, the local Grocery store, and stood in line. It was boring. It was maddeningly inefficient. It was cold (we extended the line down the frozen food aisle) and it was educational.

Slavery, Hong Kong and Inalienable Rights: We've Got It Wrong

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

"American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?" Recently Laura Cha, a Hong Kong politician, made this rather unnerving statement in reference to pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who have been protesting having their election ballots limited to China-vetted candidates only.

Socialist Elected!

Annie Polland | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress.

7 Reasons to Vote Today

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.04.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Everyone is impacted by politics one way or another, though the extent to which might vary depending on your age, gender or net worth.

Election Day Edition: Free Pizza With a Future Mayor

Joanne Spataro | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Joanne Spataro

You see, current Charlotte mayoral candidate and Pillow Talk with Joanne guest Jennifer Roberts once meant only one thing to me: free pizza. Because I was an idiot and also hungry.

What Time Do The Polls Close?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Tuesday is Election Day in America, so here's a roundup of when the polls close in each state. If you still haven't figured out where you have to g...

The Real Monsters

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty.

Why Vote?

Barry Kibrick | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

Even if you believe that your single vote does not matter, and this happens for various reasons, you still are obliged to cast a vote on very important grounds.

Voting for the First Time? Check Out These Tips

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.31.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Were you under the age of 18 last election season? Me too! But don't worry -- you're in good hands. Below is a checklist of all the things first-time voters like you (and I) need to know before hitting the polls.

Here's How You Can Get Ready for Election Day!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, millions of voters will head to the polls to stand up for what matters most in our communities and our lives. These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. Are you ready?