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Who Voted in 2010, and Why It Matters for 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

It's obvious that the candidates who get the most votes will win. But there's an important kernel of wisdom there: Who wins elections depends heavily on who shows up to vote.

How to Survive Post-Election Blues (VIDEO)

Xeth Feinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Xeth Feinberg


Progressives Must Change

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara M. Gardner

Ah, elections. Of course the mainstream media presumes that the House takeover is evidence of a sea change. I disagree. Things really haven't changed ...

We the People Have Spoken

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

What is the mandate for the new Congress on the economy? It's a bit hard to say: asked to name the highest priority for the new Congress, 37% chose "spending to create jobs"; a different 37% said "reducing the deficit.

'If Voting Changed Anything They'd Make It Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Voting quotes on election day: they're either hilarious or depressing, as great minds have weighed in over the centuries speculating on whether you sh...

PHOTOS: New York Campaigns End As Votes Come In

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The candidates for all major New York races made their last campaign stops this morning to vote, and are now retiring until the tallies come in. Andre...

Finding a Better Way to Talk About the US Electorate in 2010

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Those who try to argue that the key to 2010 was what happened with the independents are not in touch with reality. It doesn't capture the complexity of an electorate that is going through profound demographic change every two years.

The AP-KN Poll Headline on Obama Ignores the Best Data

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

I am among the strongest advocates of polling, but, I'm dismayed by shallow headlines that lead what might actually be pretty interesting work. So, in...

Will The Unemployed Sit Out The 2010 Election?

Bloomberg | Brian Faler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jackson, Michigan, is home to one of this year's most closely contested U.S. House races, with both candidates promising to bring jobs back to an area...

Losses by Whitman and Fiorina Are Good for America

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Those two big-name Republican Candidates will spend more than $260 million in California races! It seems that voters of California have finally come ...

10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.

Shocking Spewman Memo: Professional Misinformant Behind "ObamaCare Kills Unicorns" Campaign Launches "Operation Squash The Vote"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

While much of the traditional media has been diligently reporting on how Corporate America is doing nothing wrong by using secret donors to fund its m...

Question Authority, Act Authoritatively

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We see candidates employing the unusual tactic of insulating themselves from the rigors of the profession, which should send a cautionary signal to the electorate that maybe they are not up to the task they seek.

Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse...

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy Candidates

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Americans know a good idea when they see one. No matter how many millions of dollars the deep-pocketed polluters spend on spreading mistruths this el...

The Invisible Six Point Democratic Lead

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The drumbeat of the Democrats being beat like a drum is everywhere that Fox News can feed a tag line.

Voters! Get Your Priorities Right!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

When bad times came, their first thought was to protect the fortunes of their rich. ************************************* Head for the lifeboats! Wo...

A Shared Vision for a New Economy

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Rodriguez

Reports of the recession ending do not mean that we're well on our way to recovery. Black and Latino workers know this well. In our communities, the economic crisis has hit hard, and it is unrelenting.

Which of Our Leaders Are Psychopaths? A Voter and Shareholder Guide

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kim Cranston

Were these "leaders" psychopaths? * • Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot, who caused more than 100 million deaths and destroyed co...

Ted Turner's Environmental Muse

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Ted Turner returned to Colorado the other day to deliver the keynote address at a luncheon for Colorado Conservation Voters in Denver.

Will the Democratic Base Turn Out in November?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The "Tea Party" movement has the real potential of not only sweeping away moderate Republicans, but also driving the Democrats in a direction which could leave the urban poor high and dry.

Will Risk-Averse Voters Help Endangered Incumbents?

Brian Schaffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

While many things are working against Democratic incumbents this year, the public's tendency to be risk averse may make the difference in allowing some incumbents to win campaigns that they might otherwise have lost.

Midterms Are an Electoral Hurricane for Democrats

Steve Lombardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

We have all been so fixated on comparing the current political climate to elections that took place 30 and 40 years ago, that we have forgotten to look back to just 90 days ago.

How New Leader Ed Miliband Can Restore the Labour Family

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Brothers David and Ed Miliband recently went head-to-head in the fight to become the new leader of Britain's Labour party. In the end, Ed won 50.65% of his party's votes to his older brother's 49.35%.

No Retreat on Health Care

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

It's only taken six months for President Obama's landmark health reform bill to go from stupendous historic achievement to political blunder.