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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.

It's Now Obama's Election to Lose

Carl Pope | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

Romney's whole convention strategy was to clarify his persona to undecided voters, and make them feel comfortable -- so he could focus the issue campaign on the economy. Instead, he's now left them dangling, wondering, "Who is this man really?"

9/25: Mom's Birthday and National Voter Registration Day

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Two big events happen 25 September, and I'd like your help celebrating both. If I've ever helped you find a job or a place to live, I don't need or want anything for myself, just please pay it forward this way. Register to vote, and commit to vote.

Voter Suppression and the Immigrant Voice

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

Pennsylvania is one of the states, around the country, where Republicans have passed a strict voter photo ID requirement law. On Thursday, September 1...

ENTJ Romney vs. ENFJ Obama: Who Will Win the Personality Type Smackdown?

Michael Melcher | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Melcher

As with movie stars, we personally connect with some candidates more than others, and the ones we connect with have the advantage. If the election turns on how much voters can relate to a candidate, then it's Obama's to lose.

The Millennial Surge: How Young Voters Are Changing the Electoral Landscape

Christopher Haugh | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Christopher Haugh

What successful politicians are realizing today is that a new America is evolving out of the ranks of this newly matured generation. Old platforms are falling by the wayside. As Millennials continue to grow and vote, it's time for both parties to adapt or become political afterthoughts.

Will Your Vote Be Counted? Ask Election Officials These 4 Questions

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

In an era of increasingly aggressive attempts to suppress voting, there are lots of important questions citizens and journalists should be asking in their communities. One question that's surprisingly easy to answer: How good is your local election board at making sure every vote is actually counted?

Jim Crow Laws, Women's Rights Part Of Argument For Voting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Poetry slam artist Carlos Andrés Gómez explores the historical perspective around why people should vote in a new video for Our Time. "Nothing ma...

Wanna Be President? Learn How to Sell Cornflakes

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

A customer-centric, not brand-centric, philosophy is key to a product's ultimate success. Ignoring the buyer when building a brand is like hosting a sand castle contest in the middle of a hurricane. Sure you can try it, but why waste your time?

Your Vote: Anyone Can Do It, and Everyone Should Do It

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

It's up to us of all to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered right, and by encouraging everyone to vote, regardless of ethnicity or gender.

Truthiness Is Not a Joke: Lying and Loving It at the RNC

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

CBS News reported that most of the major claims made by Ryan about Obama's record were misleading and untrue. Ryan then kept up his pattern of truthiness after the RNC when he lied about his best time in a marathon, shaving off more than an hour from his finish time. Seriously?

The Secretary of State vs. the Voter

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Commenting on the low salary he receives Mr. Gessler told a reporter that Colorado is losing a lot of potential talent by paying such low salaries. He's right. His election is proof of that. If the office paid more, Colorado would probably have a much brighter secretary of state.

In the Eyes of a Republican: Romney's Middle Class Voters

April Salchert | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
April Salchert

Back in 2008, I received a call I will never forget. I was walking east on Maple Street near State and Division in Chicago. I was just passing Blue Agave, thinking about good times, good friends and great margaritas when my cell rang.

Paul Ryan Amps Up--The Youth Vote?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee This story aired on NPR's All Things Considered 8/29/12 Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presi...

Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Teresa Chin In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a po...

State Legislatures Wind Down, Purge Programs Pick Up

Diana Kasdan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Miami
Diana Kasdan

This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.

Why You Should Vote Republican

Peter Gorman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Gorman

It's time for those of us who still have a vote to go exercise it. And here's how this New York kid living out in the boonies in Texas sees it.

Vote Republican

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

C'mon, folks! Let's be serious. Why in God's name would anyone in their right mind vote for politicians whose every word and deed serves only the wish...

Voter ID Laws Are the New Poll Tax and Literacy Tests

Debbie Hines | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Debbie Hines

Unfortunately, many persons are not aware of the extent of the GOP's disenfranchisement efforts. The effects will linger and go far beyond President Obama and the 2012 election, if not stopped.

WATCH: Your Turn: Women Voting

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Statistics show that a large percentage of women didn't vote in the 2008 presidential election. Politics affect all of us, so I think all women should...