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Voter's Rights

Let's Help Give Every Citizen the Chance to Vote

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Low voter participation opens the door for elected officials to feel less accountable to the public and, often, more beholden to the special interests that support them. Whether you are on the left or the right, you have to agree that that's bad for everybody.

Preserve Our Democracy: Protect Voters' Rights

Keith Mestrich | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Though slow and unsteady, the gradual expansion of voting rights in the United States has been one of our country's most significant achievements. But now, groups of politicians and their supporters, seeking to steer outcomes of elections in their favor, are working to restrict access to voting.

A Lesson in Democracy From India

Frank Islam | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

The country is at a critical juncture. America invented democracy. For more than a half a century, our democratic republic has been the envy and role model for much of the world. That is no longer the case for a variety of reasons.

What About the Voters? Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Register to Vote in Federal Elections

Franita Tolson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Franita Tolson

The existence of statutory and constitutional provisions that bear on the rights of voters should factor into the judicial analysis of whether states can adopt measures that create a tension with federal law.

Right-Wing Wars

Jim Worth | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

For a party that claims a strong desire for limited government and personal freedom, Republicans' inject themselves into the lives of others with complete disregard for their well-being or right to personal freedoms.

Voting Against Voting

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

Three months into 2013 and a total of 30 states are pushing 55 new laws to restrict voter access. These ideas range from reducing the days that polls are open for early voting to requiring specific types of identification, purging voter rolls, and eliminating Election Day registrations and some Sunday voting.

Latino Voters Won't Back Down

Arturo Carmona | Posted 12.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Though less-known and less-understood than the efforts to suppress the African-American vote, Republican-led efforts to suppress Latino votes across the country are no less devastating.

Saving Our Democracy: A Loud Wake Up Call

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is as strong and genuine as its citizens who choose and hold accountable their leaders.

Prop 109: A Power Grab Bad for Arizona Voters and Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Proposition 109, is an Arizona constitutional amendment for the upcoming November election that would block any future statutory wildlife protection initiatives.

The Trap: Clinton's "Briarpatch" Strategy For The DNC Rules Committee Meeting

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

A compromise Democratic Party decision tomorrow on how to allocate the Mich. and Fl. delegates will not be a setback for Clinton. On the contrary, it will give her the fodder she needs to continue her campaign.