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Does Anyone Disgusted by U.S. Politics Actually Move to Canada?

Amy Arndt | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Amy Arndt

I'm dying to know how many of you are seriously going to move to Canada when someone you don't like becomes our next president. Are you really moving to Canada?

You don't have to vote for a woman just because you are a woman

Ashley Mae Hunt | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Ashley Mae Hunt

I am a huge advocate for more women running in elections and holding public office. I love groups like 50-50 in 2020 and Ready to Run at the Carrie ...

In Defense of Madeleine Albright (Not That She Needs It)

Lee Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"

Bullying Won't Work on This Undecided Voter

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Marianne Smallwood

Hillary Clinton is highly experienced, politically savvy, and brilliant. I have great respect for her and believe she could be an excellent president. But I'm still undecided, and I need to see more honesty and transparency from her regarding the issues I care about. That -- and no amount of bullying or shaming -- is what will determine my vote.

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

New Study Reveals Youth Could Have Significant Impact on 2016 Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races.

Maryland Takes Big Step Forward on Voting Rights

Tomas Lopez | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tomas Lopez

Maryland's legislature today voted to override a gubernatorial veto and restored voting rights to an estimated 40,000 citizens with past criminal convictions. This is a major step forward in the effort to reform the nation's harsh and antiquated disenfranchisement laws.

My New Hampshire Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is time once again to peer deeply into my somewhat-foggy crystal ball, and attempt to pick the winners of tomorrow night's New Hampshire primary. Before I get to that, though, some old business needs to be brought up. First, we have some very recent old business and then some truly ancient business, so bear with me.

New Hampshire's Voters with Disabilities Head to the Polls

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Jobs, mental health and addiction are key issues in New Hampshire for people with and without disabilities. They are just some of the 16 issues candidates addressed in specifics in RespectAbility's 2016 New Hampshire Candidate #PwDsVote Questionnaire.

Voting With My Vagina for Bernie

Ester Amy Fischer | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Ester Amy Fischer

It is with no desire to convince anyone of anything that I write this piece. I do not want to convince, cajole, harangue or harass. And I certainl...

There Is Only One Issue Worth Voting on in 2016

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

Here's a bold declaration: Despite the rancor accompanying this year's races and last year's congressional session, there is only one issue worth voting on. It's a deceptively simple issue too; massively important, but, oddly, still one a vast majority of Americans agree on.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

My Iowa Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The primary season officially gets underway tonight, as Iowa voters brave the winter weather and head to the caucuses. This will give political wonks some actual hard data to discuss, instead of just opinion polling and sheer speculation, so it's a big day on the political calendar for us.

Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

Turning Out the Latino Vote in the Iowa Caucus

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Brent A. Wilkes

For the past decade, the Latino population in Iowa has been growing faster than the national rate, and has resulted in a larger Latino population within the Hawkeye State. As a result, the Latino community can impact an important caucus, provided they turn out and participate.

The Worst Reason to Not Vote for Bernie Sanders

Cody Gough | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Cody Gough

But what does it say about the United States if its citizens are afraid to vote for a candidate because they don't believe their government will allow the leader of the free world to address the biggest domestic problems it faces?

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register: ...

America Inc?

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

For some time now, there has been a constant stream of nonsensical assertions about the nature of and proposed course for America's future, from people in political and business "spheres of influence."

This Is What Spiritually-Guided Politics Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion

Presidential debates tend to bring out some of the worst aspects of American politics. Already, this election year has witnessed its fair share of vit...

Voting with Your Head and Your Heart

Mary Steenburgen | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Mary Steenburgen

I will vote for Hillary with my head and my heart. I will be hopeful that a woman who does think before she speaks is not completely perceived as "guarded," because a man who thinks before he speaks is called "thoughtful."

Want to Be a 2016 Power Player? Just Ask.

Max Burns | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Max Burns

When a young Civil Service Commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt wanted to publicize his corruption-busting in 19th Century Washington, he couldn't turn to Twitter or Facebook.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

The Rise of Independents and the Weakening of the Two-Party System

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Two independents are not just doing extremely well. They are major players creating havoc for the establishment in the nomination process. This shows the broken nature of the two political parties and the depth of the desire for change from the status quo.

Advice for a Young Voter (a Letter to My Son)

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Katherine Meadowcroft

Last summer my son turned 18 years old. I enthusiastically said to him, "Wonderful, you can vote for our next president." He answered, rather gloomily, "I feel it is pointless, they all make promises they never fulfill. How can I choose a candidate?"

How Would Jesus Vote?

Mark Gerzon | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Mark Gerzon

What would this man, based on love and forgiveness, make of our political culture today? How would he respond to the intense battle between the Democrats and Republicans, who each seem to determined to portray the other as the devil himself?