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Knight News Challenge Gives $3.2M To 22 Ideas To Inform The Public And Increase Voting

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

If the voting process is easier, maybe more people will vote. If the public is more inspired about the electoral process, maybe more of us will partic...

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.

Bush Name May Not Sink Jeb Bush

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Jeb has frontally acknowledged the family name problem by loudly declaring that he's not his brother or father. One is the very thing that appears to be his political ball and chain: his name, Bush. In politics, as in life, name identification is everything -- both good and bad.

Humility and the Presidency

Terry Newell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

As the field of presidential candidates grows, so does the absolute certainty with which they claim to understand what ails the nation and how to fix it.

Marco Rubio and the Challenge to Hillary Clinton

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The conventional wisdom among Democrats is that Rubio's departures from Republican orthodoxy will doom him in the primaries. This is a curious strategy for Democrats since it relies on the Republican right to rescue Clinton from a formidable opponent. It also is likely wrong.

How Progressive Policies Boost Economic Growth

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

At the core of the debate between liberals and conservatives is a dispute over whose policies are better for economic growth, and particularly for the middle class. A new studyby Bryan Dettrey and Harvey D. Palmer suggests one way to test this question -- by examining how economic growth differs under Republican and Democratic presidencies.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

On Earth Day, Clean Up Our Polluted Planet and Polluted Politics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Christine Pelosi

The Republican claims are laughable -- but the GOP budget cuts seeking to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are deadly serious.

Climate Valentines: Time To Define The Relationship

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

February 14th is the day when Americans celebrate love with cards, flowers and chocolate. At my house, the kids are busy making paper hearts and cranking out scores of cards for their friends. Their handiwork inspired me to create a valentine for members of Congress who need to have "the talk."

Mitch McConnell, Really!

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Instead of embracing and building on Obama's policies, where the U.S. has experienced 58 months of continued economic growth, Mitch wants to revert back to the policies under George W. Bush. Has he forgotten that those policies collapsed our economy?

Lawmakers Who Back Big Polluters Risk Losing GOP Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

New comprehensive analysis from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals a growing divide within the Republican Party over climate change.

Voters Look for Community Not Self Interest

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

After every election there is a discussion from analysts concerning their confusion of why voters would vote against their self-interest.

Where Are the Democrats and Their Values?

Gerry Myers | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

A red state cannot turn purple without the addition of blue. This last election, only one-third of the country spoke. The majority were vocal, passionate conservatives who always come out to vote... rain or shine.

Arab Americans: Confident and Concerned

James Zogby | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Over the many years I have been involved working within the Arab American community, I have had to contend with a range of myths and misunderstandings about both the nature and composition of the community as well as their attitudes toward major issues of concern facing the United States.

This Election Proved We Need More Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts in Politics

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

In effect, a candidate's recovery status can be a sort of shorthand for their value system and personal code. A shorthand that, when expanded, should mean a lot more to voters than the empty campaign promises and vitriolic attack ads we have come to settle for.

Duck and Cover: Surviving the Republican 'Purge' to Come

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

My liberal friends and I prepared for Election Day like survivalists. Or like some folks did back in the "duck and cover" days when people had those bunkers supposedly filled with provisions enough to last 'til the radioactive dust settled after the nuclear holocaust we were so sure was just around the corner.

Leveling The Playing Field

Tom Steyer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

Participating in these midterm elections has taught me an immense amount about our tremendous democratic system as millions of people across our nation have raised their voices and cast their votes to turn 2014 into an unprecedented year for climate action.

How the GOP Won and Worse Plans to Continue to Win

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Democrats' tepid and belated "get out the vote" drives, scare ads, and appearances on black radio stations proved weak and ineffectual. At the same time, the GOP banked on the steady vote of older, white and conservative voters. It was a good bank that paid off.

Kate Sheppard

Voters Say They Want Action On Climate Change Even If It's Not A Top Issue This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A plurality of likely voters in Tuesday's election thinks that climate change is happening as a result of human activity and supports th...

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

5 Things You Should Know About the California Election

Jessica Levinson | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Didn't think you were ever going to see the words "exciting" and "Secretary of State" or "State Controller" in the same sentence? Well, then you haven't really lived.

If You're Dissatisfied With the Country's Direction? Vote

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

A year ago, Americans were chomping at the bit for an opportunity to vote against those responsible for the government shutdown that cost the government and businesses an estimated 24 billion in lost economic output.

The Power of Your Vote

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch's tidal wave of money can corrupt our democracy, but we must not abet it with our silence. We must go the polls and elect leaders who will protect the air we breathe and build a more sustainable future for our children.

Running Clean Draws Support from Swing Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Head-to-head matchups between candidates have varied this entire election cycle, but one item we've been tracking has remained consistent -- voters want action on climate change.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.