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New Year's Resolution

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The enemies of climate science are real and not giving up. We can't fight them dollar for dollar, but we have voters on our side.

The Time Has Come

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

This week another round of polls confirmed once again that Americans support climate action. NRDC Action Fund and NRDC commissioned a survey from Publ...

Message to the Tea Party: Stop Trying to Drown Our Government

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

After the debacle of the government shutdown, it's no surprise GOP lawmakers are pouncing on the botched rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act. Wh...

An Occasionally Informed Public Misses Too Much

Pablo J. Boczkowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Pablo J. Boczkowski

What we have then is a stark disparity between servings of political news by the media and a lack of political news appetite in consumers.

Re: Gov. Shutdown; An Appeal to Paul Krugman and the NY Times: Stop Being Polite, It's Time to Expose Extremist Religion's Threat to Our Democracy

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

For almost 9 years I've been warning Huffington Post readers of the danger religious right fundamentalist activism is to our country. With the advent ...

Another State Sued Over Controversial Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

The Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit Monday to get rid of Tennessee's voter ID law, calling the legislation unconstitutional and unfair t...

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

I Am Luscious, and Other Campaign Slogans

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

How can we get more people excited about political issues and campaigns? Many political campaigns feel like one long infomercial; politicians tell us why they are "open-hearted," "gentle," "warm," or "fantastic," just to pick a few dishes from the breakfast options.

This is When America Got Serious About Confronting Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

President Obama laid out a climate action plan on Tuesday that will dramatically reduce global warming pollution and expand the clean energy economy...

City Lowers Voting Age To 16!

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. ...

Warning: Duplicate Voters Are Fewer Than They Appear

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Virginia's voting rolls are far from perfect, but making outlandish claims does nothing to improve them. We must remember: people listed on the rolls after they have moved or died does not equate to those people voting, but removing someone improperly takes away his or her right to vote.

16-Year-Olds Might Vote In This MD City

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One Maryland city is considering an amendment to lower its voting age to 16, which would make it home to America's youngest voters. T...

Who Can Stop the People?

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

What is needed the most for the progressive movement is the establishment of congressional watchdog groups, each representing one of the 435 congressional districts in America.

Craig Newmark's big issues for craigconnects in 2013

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Nothing I do is altruistic the way I look at things; it just feels right. A nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

Army Lessons Learned and the Vote

Harold Ross | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

My vote is not a Christmas gift, some toy or clothing item that I'm allowed to play with or wear from time to time. It is learned, informed and dedicated to the self-evident truth that fair and equal citizenship for American men and women is inherent in the American dream.

Why Facts Are Not Enough

Lee LeFever | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media
Lee LeFever

It's easy to assume that facts can stand on their own, that the mere existence of fact will win any argument or change someone's mind. But facts need help. If we want facts to be more powerful and effective, we need to consider how we package and explain them.

Real America?

David Trumble | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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Data Reveals Obama Held the White Vote

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Obama's 39 percent is the same as the share Clinton won in 1992. Obama's share exceeded that earned by Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter (1980), and George McGovern. What skewed the popular misinterpretation of the statistics is the increase in the number of voters of color.

How Ignorant Are We?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

As for accusations of stupidity directed at the public by those the public did not vote for, I would guess this involves a biased set of evaluators using selective data to help them find ways to look outward, rather than inward, when trying to explain their most recent political catastrophe.

Is Job Creation on Obama's Second-Term Agenda?

Algernon Austin | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Algernon Austin

President Obama can keep deficit reduction on his second-term agenda, but he needs to make certain that it does not interfere with the public's number one priority -- job creation.

Election 2012 Aftermath: How About a Code of Conduct for Elected Officials?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Let's hope that the dismal and negative rhetoric of the campaign is behind us and President Obama will use his leadership mandate to usher in a new era of civility in politics.

Catherine New

Go Ahead, Raise My Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK –- Judging from the black limousines that delivered them and the luxury-brand hunting coats that protected them from the late autumn chill,...

Education A Top Election Issue For Voters, Polling Results Show

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Education was largely absent from the election just months before, but polling results Monday reveal that education has emerged as a top issue among e...

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With the Last Undecided Voter In America

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

We here at the Matthew Filipowicz Show have obtained an exclusive interview with the last undecided voter in America. Enjoy. ...

Tomorrow

Michael Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Moore

The bankers and corporate chiefs are planning an historic victory party. If Romney wins, their goal of complete corporate control of the three branches of government will be complete. Trust me, if they succeed, we may never get it back.