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Which Side Are You On? 4 Votes To Watch

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you want to know whether your U.S. Senator is on the side of the people or polluters, there are four votes to watch coming up over the next two wee...

This Is Not The Time To Hold On To Normalcy

Teri Szucs | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Teri Szucs

It is a common human need to hold on to a sense of normalcy, a need to know that the unimaginable does not happen. We question the sanity of those w...

A Look at the Beef in Colorado's Most Important Election Race

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a welcome Denver Post piece Sunday about the most important election contests in Colorado--the under-the-radar races that will likely determine if ...

A Woman in Politics

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Melissa DeCastro

It is too broad a sweep to discuss all women in politics in short form writing. I am however a woman in politics and it is particularly worth discussing how being a woman in politics affects my life, my choices, my family, and the decisions I ultimately make when I am sitting in board rooms and courthouses discussing decisions that will affect the future. I have always been political.

Vote-based Politics, Quandry for Minority Groups

Sabbir Khan | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Sabbir Khan

Victimizing the minority communities in vote-based politics is not an uncommon phenomenon in national politics worldwide. In many countries of the world, the term "immigrant" and "minority" holds almost same meaning if not all the time.

Realistically, What is Bernie Sanders's Chance of Winning the Democratic Nomination?

Quora | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Quora

Does Bernie Sanders have a realistic chance of winning the Democratic nomination? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where c...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXV - Trumped

Alan Black | Posted 11.03.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

On the box, Trump looks like he is having a good time ranting and raving. Talking about The Deal.

Lindsey Graham Has Some Advice For Marco Rubio: 'Patience Is A Virtue'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) offered some wisdom on Monday to his colleague and fellow presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.),...

One In Three Americans' Drinking Water Will Be Safer: Who Could Be Against That?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Two Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006 created confusion about which waterways should be protected, leaving more than half of our nation's streams and 20 million acres of wetlands vulnerable to pollution.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

Harry Reid Should Call Kevin McCarthy's Bluff: A Vote for a Vote

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Newly-minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for the gridlock in Congress.

Republicans Got 99 Problems, But Voter Fraud Ain't One

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Originally posted on theGrio.com Your browser does not support iframes. Voting should not be a partisan issue, and yet Democratic leaders are the on...

Good News for Women -- It's an Election Year

Martha Burk | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

Launch a Missile, Save a Refugee

Jim Moore | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Serious doubts about U.S. action in Syria are surfacing all over editorial pages, social media, across the aisles of both chambers of Congress, throughout the nation, and around the world. If I were a headline writer, I'd have "It's a Mess" printed in the largest possible type.

Ted Cruz's Votes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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A Cartoonist's Memory of Election Night 2008

David Trumble | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
David Trumble

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Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Wind Means Money, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

North America Has Largest Increase in Human-Driven Climate Change Catastrophes of all the continents, say insurers, and it'll get worse, according to a major new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress.

Why Bother With Campaign Finance Reform?

Steve Gillman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Gillman

Looking at the attempts to regulate political expenditures and the many laws passed over my lifetime, I have to ask, "So how is that working out for us?" Yes, it is sarcasm you detect.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

Five Ways Poor Voters Vote for Poverty

Soul Dancer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Soul Dancer

In a roundly researched and insightful post by Tom Zeller, Jr., "Rural Minorities Ponder The American Dream From The Bottom Rung Of The Economic Ladde...

Obama's Path To Reelection Narrows

National Journal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Newly released state-by-state approval numbers for President Obama suggest that in 2012 he could face fewer options for assembling an Electoral Colleg...