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Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights To Nonviolent Former Felons

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday that would automatically restore voting rights to a large number of...

What It's Like To Be A Data Scientist On A Presidential Campaign

Quora | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

What is it like doing data science for a presidential campaign? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Luke Riley...

Sarnoff Era Ends

Tom Falco | Posted 11.17.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

Ken Russell is the new City of Miami District 2 Commissioner. It's the end of the Sarnoff era.

Young Voters From Burma Speak Out

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Kyle David Anderson

Aung San Suu Kyi, global icon turned savvy Burmese politician, and her opposition democratic party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), have won a resounding victory in Myanmar.

Why Don't Young People Vote?

Hanan Esaili | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Hanan Esaili

Hey Washington, pay attention to us. We are the ones you should be targeting because -- here's a scary thought -- we are the future. But, in order to invoke the change we want to see, we have to speak up. And for our country's sake, the 74 percent of you who didn't vote in the last presidential election -- go vote.

Appealing To Black Women Should Be A Top Priority For Presidential Candidates

Keisha N. Blain | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Keisha N. Blain

Despite their influence at the polls, black women's concerns are undervalued in contemporary political campaigns. Few presidential candidates have been vocal about black women's vulnerability to state-sanctioned violence. Candidates who ignore black women voters do so at their own peril.

2016's "Missing Voters" Can Be Found With Automatic Voter Registration

Liz Kennedy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

Overall, these "missing voters" amount to half, and in some cases more than half, of the total votes cast for president in these states. This should ring huge alarm bells for those who care about our society's health and future. Fortunately, there is a solution.

'The Daily Show' Has A Solution For America's Outdated Voting Machines

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.10.2015 | Comedy

Voting. It's how Americans like to compete against one another, even though everyone seems to be losing. On Monday, "Daily Show" correspondent Ronny C...

Demand Election Day 2016 Off And You Just Might Get It!

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

The only voting block that consistently votes at the rate of other countries is America's 1 percent. And that's no coincidence. They don't have those barriers to hurdle. And they get the concrete rewards of policies like the carried interest loophole.

18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Within the next coming year I will be turning 18. Recently I have been contemplating what it means to be a adult and how an age makes me more qualified and more of an adult than I already am.

20/2 Clarity: Joe Brotherton Dreams of a World Where Everyone has a Voice

Stella Mowen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Stella Mowen

There were twenty-four of us in total. Students of life. We stood in a circle, arm in arm, singing along to the chorus of Kris Orlowski's acoustic song Slide.

Creating Change One Vote at a Time

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By registering hundreds to vote, PVD is hoping to transform the colonias and its south Texas community. Latino Decisions estimates that 61 percent of Hispanic Texans who are eligible to vote did not participate in the 2012 presidential election.

Why Asian-Americans Don't Vote Republican

The Conversation US | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

The current Republican candidates are being explicitly exclusionary. Donald Trump and Ben Carson are doubling down on anti-immigrant sentiments, stating sweeping and offensive stereotypes of immigrants

How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty? Suffrage Still a Controversial Topic in 2015

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Melissa Jun Rowley

It is important to remember that no one pulled that seat out for women, and there are still fewer seats at the table for them, that those seats were built none-too-long ago, and made of softwood.

A Year Hence, We Decide the Fate of the World Again

Stephen Herrington | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It may not seem so at times, but the U.S. still commands more of global mindshare than any other nation. What we say and do influences people of all nations in ways meritorious, deleterious, inspirational and inflammatory.

Latino Voters Are Making History in Yakima, Washington

ACLU of Washington | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices
ACLU of Washington

Around the nation, voting rights for people of color are under attack. But in central Washington, an historic advance for Latino voters is taking place in the wake of a legal victory by the ACLU.

The Changing Face of San Francisco

Juanita MORE! | Posted 10.28.2015 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

These are complex problems without easy solutions. But if my years of fundraising, DJ'ing, performing and party planning have taught me one thing, it's that you have to get up, get out, and do something. Otherwise you are a spectator in your own life.

Challenging the Washington Consensus

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Washington consensus never changes. The mainstream media shills never cease their efforts to bully all seriousness -- all reality -- out of the voting process. And money and militarism silently, invisibly rule, no matter who wins.

The Man That's Bringing Voting Out of the 18th Century

NationSwell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact

The problem? "It's still fitting the way we live to the 1700s, and that's so complicated to stay engaged in."

Texas: Neutering Democracy

David Morris | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
David Morris

In Texas liberty trumps democracy. The Texas Supreme Court itself says so. This year the legislature de-listed student IDs but added a new form of ID that would gladly be accepted: a handgun license.

Alabama Punishes All Voters And Drivers By Closing DMV Offices

John A. Tures | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The first phase in Alabama was passing a strict voter ID law. The second phase was to close down more than 90 percent of DMV offices. The third phase may involve restricting voting to just four spots, unless the trend is reversed. And your state may be the next one to emulate Alabama.


Dwight Brown | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

After the film's abrupt ending, audiences may wonder why Pankhurst or suffrage martyrs such as Emily Wilding Davison were not the subject of this well-intentioned and well-crafted production.

A Present From Our 18-Year-Old Selves

Sam Novey | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics
Sam Novey

The other night, Democratic candidates for president spent a bunch of time debating whether public college should be free for some people or free for all people. It was pretty remarkable.

Joe Biden, Deciding

Tom Falco | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics
Tom Falco

Vice President Joe Biden has everyone guessing. Will he or won't he? Will he get the eggs or the pancakes?