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Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Samantha Lachman

Four Years Later, Texas Is Still Defending Its Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require vote...

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: Facebook's Zero Effect on My Presidential Election

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Steve Bevilacqua

Tell Facebook ranters to STFU because they have zero effect on your decision-making process. If they argue, set them free. Unfriend them, block them, cut them loose forever. You can do it.

The Obama Effect: When the President Backs D.C. Statehood, Congress Does, Too

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.21.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

I believe that one of the most effective actions Obama could take in advancing D.C. voting rights would be to publicly reiterate his support for D.C. statehood, this time while the 114th Congress is in session.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Ruling Back To North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court threw out a ruling from last year that upheld Republican-drawn congressional and state legislative districts on Monday, ordering Nor...

The Smart Alice Vote

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Highly educated women may be only a sliver of the American electorate, but they could hold the presidency in the palm of their hands. Instead of seeking to please "the soccer moms" or the "Reagan democrats," candidates should try to win over the "Smart Alices." Here's why.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

Changing Residency Standards Attack Student Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

This trend of tough residency standards aimed at limiting student voting rights cannot stand. Instead, we should encourage more participation in our democracy from younger people.

Don't Let Ferguson Turnout Numbers Fool You. America, We Have a Problem.

Rob Richie | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

Let's cheer for Ferguson -- but keep our eye on the bigger truth that our representative democracy is weakened when voter turnout is so low and so poorly reflective of our citizens. But before we rush to make any sweeping conclusions, keep in mind that "argument by anecdote" is dangerously seductive.

The Myth of the Liberal Biased College Campus

John A. Tures | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
John A. Tures

So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Antarctica, the Immoral Ethics of Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Breaking: Climate Change Hoax Revealed! Wow, this is SUCH a relief! I was really ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Want Voting To Be Easier, But Not Mandatory

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Oregon became the first state in the nation to automatically register voters using data from the Department of Mot...

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

A Nevada state Senate committee has introduced legislation that would eliminate early voting on Sundays and restrict counties' abilities to set their ...

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's ...

Ohio Legislature Advances Controversial Bill That Could Deter Students From Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Ohio's Republican-controlled Senate passed a transportation budget Wednesday containing a controversial provision that critics say could dissuade coll...

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 03.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

Tea Party and Likud East and West: A Symbiosis of Fear and Division

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.

Climate Change This Week: The Chinese Connection, Solar Jobs Fly, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...

See Who's in the Sweet 16 of Historic Bars

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.13.2015 | Taste
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The only guarantee in the first round of a national championship tournament is that there's going to be some drama.

Why Russell Brand is Wrong On Not Voting

Eric Simpson | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Eric Simpson

While being a citizen encompasses more than voting, elections can make significant differences in polity and policy; there are interests that impact our lives which we should vote for and, just as importantly, against.

Reflections on Selma

Rep. James E. Clyburn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. James E. Clyburn

We are hearing a great deal from those in our society who would like to turn the clock back on voting rights, civil rights, and the right to peaceably assemble. But I believe there are many more people of good will among us than various news reports might lead us to believe. Hopefully, more of them will raise their voices in continuance of our search for "a more perfect Union."

The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament Tip-Off!

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From Cinderella stories to buzzer beaters, the NCAA basketball tournament ensures March is a month where history is made. But this year, history and the Big Dance mix to form an even more intoxicating brew: "The Big Tap" Historic Bars Tournament.