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Congress Must Hold Hearings on Voting Discrimination

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Last month Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that he was "willing to look at any new evidence of discrimination. ... But at this point in time, we have not seen that." If he would hold a hearing in the committee he chairs, Goodlatte would learn about the continued, pernicious effects of racial discrimination at the ballot box.

The Growing Political Power of Dominican Americans in the Northeast

Latino Decisions | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

Dominicans are poised to be significant political players within and outside the Latino community. The degree to which this becomes a political reality will largely depend on the degree to which Dominican candidates and Dominican civic organizations take the lead in mobilizing this important segment of the Latino electorate in the Northeast.

PHOTOS: Millions Vote In Crucial Referendum

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

Millions of Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday to vote in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of a bailout deal proposed by the coun...

Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

When I shared my concerns about voting my mentor, Joan suggested that I co-host a living room conversation about youth voting with my peers.

If the Presidential Election Were Held Tomorrow, I'd Shoot Myself

Michael Levin | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Michael Levin

The most amazing thing happened yesterday. I ran into a registered Republican who was not running for president.In case you've just joined us, the Democratic nomination appears to be sewn up by the scandal-surfing Hillary Clinton.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunsho...

Charleston Massacre and Anti-Black State Violence Fueled By the Same Racist Beliefs

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day commemorated for having the last enslaved Blacks freed in America, it's time we seriously address the vitriolic legacies of white supremacy.

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Makes Last-Minute Change To Voter ID Law Facing Challenge In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill on Thursday allowing voters who do not have government-issued photo identification to ...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada Republicans Fail To Pass Voter ID Bill, Anger Conservative Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nevada conservatives are disheartened that another attempt to pass a voter identification measure out of the legislature failed this ses...

Beware: Not All States Want You to Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Some politicians have tried to manipulate voting laws for their benefit, that's not right. We need integrity in our elections and voting that's free, fair, and accessible.

Treaties, Trade and Government By the People

David Morris | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Representative Ryan is correct that Congress is not voting on TPP. But he's wrong that if fast track fails Congress will be unable to "even consider a trade agreement." Of course it can.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Campaign Preview? Clinton and Christie Spar Over Early Voting in New Jersey

Yael Bromberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Christie now argues that he opposes in-person early voting because it "increase[s] the opportunities for fraud." He offers no evidence to back that assertion, however, probably because there's none available.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

What Will Matter to Me in the Coming Presidential Election

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
The University of Central Florida Forum

A few weeks ago I made an early morning trek to a college campus two hours from where I live. I was scheduled to facilitate a discussion about academic leadership with colleagues around the state.

Ryan J. Reilly

Hillary Clinton Calls For Automatic, Universal Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton in a speech on Thursday called for universal, automatic voter registration, saying every citizen in the country should b...

Samantha Lachman

Attempts To Limit Voting Rights Stunted As Efforts To Enhance Voting Access Prevail

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of state legislatures are adjourning, and supporters of expanded access to the ballot box may be sighing in relief as they see ...

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Put On Lawsuit Notice Over Declining Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slate of civil rights groups put North Carolina on notice Monday, writing in a pre-litigation letter that the state must meet its vote...

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

When It Comes To Voting, Conservatives Want Some People To Count More Than Others

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The same conservatives who succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act last year are now attacking the principle of one person, one vote. The purpose of both maneuvers is the same, to help Republicans win elections by diluting or suppressing Democratic votes, in particular the votes of black and brown people.

Open Letter to All Potential Mayoral Candidates (A Response Would Be Nice)

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Kenny Imafidon

With a population of more than 8.6 million people, the world's most diverse city is also home to 46 percent of the UK's ethnic minority population and over 300 languages are spoken here.

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

A New Ireland Has Been Born

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

The yes vote has inspired a generation just as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 rising. It has shown us what is possible when we dare to dream and realise our huge power to change reality no matter how impossible it might seem.