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Time for a Visit to the Woodshed

George T. Haley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
George T. Haley

I have been politically active since my college days as a member of the University of Texas Young Republicans. This year, I am supporting President Obama and all the Democratic candidates for whom I can vote. The Republican Party has crossed the Rubicon.

Charge Up and Vote: Two Election Day Playlists

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Election Day is tomorrow, and you can use your playlists to supercharge as you get out and vote. Find tunes that will charge you up with the right energy and send you the motivational message you need to be hearing, as well as reward you for doing something good and important.

Will Diet Dr. Pepper, Pepsi and Big Data Determine the Outcome of Tomorrow's Election?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Campaigns have entered the era of "Big Data" -- they target voters based on scraps of information they gather from unlikely places. Voters used to be the ones obsessing over details of a candidate's personal life. Now the tables have turned.

It's Time for States to Step Up and Educate Voters About Their Voting Rights

Wendy Weiser | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Wendy Weiser

With only a day left before Election Day, states need to step up and educate voters about their voting laws. Every voter deserves clear information about what they need to do to vote, and this responsibility lies with local election officials. Our democracy depends on it.

99-Year-Old Woman Votes For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices

It's never too late to exercise your right to vote and after almost a century, 99-year-old Rosie Lewis is ready to cast her ballot. Lewis was only...

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

More Bang for Your Ballot? Voting for Women

Mary Hughes | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Mary Hughes

When the "most qualified" talk begins this weekend, make sure that the women who are running get full credit for what they offer. Practical, focused and effective, women can be a major force in launching an era of innovative public leadership.

Meet 4-Year-Old Tired of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Abigael Evans became an Internet sensation this week after her mother Elizabeth filmed her crying over a case of election fatigue. Now, we talk to her about her take on the election and the story behind her viral video, "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

WATCH: Should Election Day Be Postponed?

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

With 20 percent of the country affected by Sandy and millions without power, access to voting this Election Day will be difficult, if not impossible, ...

Demand Your Right to Vote on Election Day

Eliseo Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

Latino voter enthusiasm before Tuesday's presidential election is high and Latinos are poised to cast a record 12 million votes. Our march to the polls is underway, witnessed by a reported increase in early voting by Latinos.

Why Vote?

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Alex Wirth

Last week a friend asked me at lunch, "Do you believe in voting?" I responded, "Well, of course" and then paused to think. Why vote? Would my one vote really make a difference?

Save The Independent Voter From Extinction

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

If independent voters are not fed the vital necessities for making informed decisions, they will soon become extinct, along with the fading light of America's democratic process.

Nine CEOs Pushing Workers To Vote For Romney

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business

Many CEOs are taking advantage of their influence over their employees by telling them who they think -- in their humble opinion, of course -- should ...

Understanding How Polls Affect Voters

David Rothschild | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
David Rothschild

While numerous studies have documented the existence of the bandwagon effect in the political domain, very few have attempted to understand the underlying mechanisms of why people conform to prevailing popular opinion.

Why This Liberal Woman Is Voting for Mitt Romney

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Brett Blumenthal

Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.

Historic Resort's Election Tradition Comes To An End

AP | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. — For more than 50 years, voters in a township tucked close to the Canadian border have cast some of the nation's first bal...

Behavioral Votonomics

Lisa Wexler | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

Based on purely anecdotal evidence, I conclude that not only do people completely ignore the "issues" when they vote, but furthermore, many actually v...

How To Get Out The Vote, From Donna Brazile (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke about getting people involved in politics and encouraging them to vote when she ...

About Turnout and Margins: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Throughout the summer and through the major party conventions, the prevailing view was that the 2012 presidential election would be a high-turnout, extremely close contest. There is increasing reason to question these assumptions.

New Americans, New Voters, New Politics

Manuel Pastor | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

If both parties take every vote seriously, then they'll need to listen to the concerns of newly naturalized voters. That means less partisan politicking and more common ground solutions when discussing immigration, immigrants, and the future of our nation.

Voting: Why Third Party Means Nothing (for Now)

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Voting in November is the end of the process.

The Presidential Debate Was Good Theater, But...

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

Those who do not see any personal benefit to paying taxes to help those in need frequently also have lots of money to invest in political outcomes. Does anyone honestly believe that the numerous groups of poor have the resources to change this reality?

Undecided Voters Are 2012 Commodity

AP | NANCY BENAC and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Loretta Mitchell is 100 percent sure she's going to vote in the presidential race come November. She doesn't have a clue who'll get...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Touch

Jonathan Backer | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Backer

Mitt Romney's comments demonstrate that the broken nature of our campaign finance and voter registration systems are really two sides of the same coin. Reform in both areas can bolster civic participation among and representation of more people in our democracy.

It's Arithmetic: The Romney Campaign Adds Up to Lies and Insults

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

To trope on Bill Clinton, "It's Arithmetic." Colbert and Stewart have shown us that the Romney campaign adds up to lies and insults. Now it's our turn to do the math and decide what this campaign really adds up to.