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Purple Poll: Santorum More Popular Than Romney in Swing States

Doug Usher | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Usher

Who is more electable -- Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney? How are voters evaluating the economy, and whom do they hold responsible? And how have voters reacted to President Obama's recent decision around insurance coverage for contraception?

This Black History Month, Remember the Past and Change the Future

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

Why in 2012 are we returning to the days of limiting the vote rather than encouraging it? How can we forget how far we've come as a nation?

Why Is It Harder to Vote Than Fly?

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Debbie Hines

Republican-led photo voter ID laws enacted in fourteen states now make it harder to vote than to get through security screening at airports.

Assault on Wilderness Fails in the Polls

Bill Meadows | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

There is a clash of values between many in Congress, who want to give away our great outdoors, and the American people, who want to protect these lands and waters that sustain us.

Predicting Florida: Newt's Petard

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we wend our way through the Republican primary season, at times predicting the outcome of a single state's race is very hard to do. At other times, it is actually pretty easy. Florida looks to be one of the latter.

Want to Solve the Problem of Money in Politics? Vote!

Terry Newell | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

To the extent that money is heavily influencing campaigns, democracy takes a hit. We need a solution that does not depend on new laws or the Supreme Court. Fortunately, such a solution is available: voting.

2011 Changes to Voting Rights: Unnecessary Solutions to Non-Existent Problems

Jim Condos | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Jim Condos

Denying eligible voters the ability to use their constitutionally protected right to participate is the real voter fraud.

Don't Take the Vote Away From Seniors

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Our generation, like those who came before us, fought and died for the right to vote. We must never let politicians take this away.

Going With Your Gut in the Voting Booth

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

No, this is not another blog post about the benefits (or costs) to being beautiful, though attractiveness certainly is a characteristic that can impact an election. Just ask Richard Nixon. But I'm not talking about physical attractiveness per se.

A Proposed Solution to Voter ID Controversy

Curtis Gans | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

When states are enacting the wrong type of ID requirements for voting and various branches of government are implementing many different and incompatible ID systems, the time to consider a different approach is now. Too many of the ID laws that have been enacted in the states are not benign with respect to their impact on turnout -- they unequally burden those with limited resources and mobility, and they lead to partisan outcomes. The end effect of the ongoing back-and-forth we've seen this year is to undermine citizen faith in the integrity of the electoral process as a whole, and in our democracy. It's time for a new paradigm for the conduct of American elections.

Eric Holder Is Correct: Let the Federal Gov. Stop the Racism of Individual States

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

When only some 38 cases of 'voter fraud' have actually been found to exist, the idea that this is somehow an inherent and urgent dilemma should be insulting to anyone with a semblance of intelligence.

Holder's Welcome Defense of Voting Rights

Bob Edgar | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The push against voter fraud is mostly a partisan effort to depress minority voting. It's no coincidence that new registration and voter ID requirements are being introduced and supported by Republicans and disproportionately impact African-Americans and Hispanics.

The Real Reason for a Voter's Photo ID

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Sen. Daylin Leach

Recently, Governor Corbett has endorsed legislation which would require every Pennsylvanian to present photo ID each time they voted -- regardless of how long they had been voting at their poll.

The NAACP's Fight Against GOP-led Voter Suppression

Joe Lapointe | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

A "large turnout" tends to favor Democrats over Republicans, labor over management, poor over rich. Obama is running for reelection in 2012 and voter turnout again will be crucial.

What Election Day 2011 Means for the Environment

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Outrage is seemingly being applied deliberately. Therefore, those who have already written their "day after election 2012" stories about President Obama's defeat should keep watching.

Introducing the Same Day Registration and Voter Access Protection Act

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

Eligible voters deserve access to the polls. By passing these bills, we can ensure our nation lives up to its ideals and protect the most fundamental right in our democracy.

The Grown-Up in the Room: DPS Board Candidate Emily Sirota

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Above all the din of the warring factions, one rational, knowledgeable voice continues to bring voters back to the reason the school board exists: doing what's best for the children and families of Denver.

The Day the Parties Died

Krist Novoselic | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Krist Novoselic

Our country is founded on great moments. A great moment is now upon us to leverage technology and change politics to accommodate the demands of the emerging digital democracy.

Voters Are in a Deep Funk

James Zogby | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Having spent time this week in both New Hampshire and Iowa, the states featuring the first presidential nominating contests of 2012, and having been in Michigan the week before, I am getting the feeling that this has all the makings of a very strange election.

Women Influencers Online: What They Want and Why You Should Care

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology
Joanne Bamberger

Organizations see women in general, and mothers in particular, as a source of easy advertising, rather than as potential partners and effective influencers in their communities. That's a costly mistake.

Mark Blumenthal

Perry's Grip On Front-Runner Spot Is Soft | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Front-runner status has been fleeting in the Republican presidential contest so far, and Rick Perry's current hold on first place in pub...

Voters Prefer Obama Jobs Plan Over GOP Alternatives | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Despite deepening doubts about President Obama’s economic agenda, Americans generally prefer the proposals he offered last week for reviving the eco...

Facing Opposition, Congressmen Skip Out On Town Halls

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Too much yelling, not enough listening. Facing organized, often raucous confrontations at political e...

Voter ID Laws Disenfranchise Women 91 Years After Suffrage

Debbie Hines | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

Requiring voters to present some form of identification as a requirement to vote will place unreasonable burdens on many women who may be unaware of the difficulty they could face when casting their vote in the 2012 election.

Clean Energy Is A Political Winner

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

There is a name for avoiding certain issues in politics: avoiding the "third rail." Senator Reid ignored the risk of clean energy being a "third rail."