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Why My Parents Are Voting For Donald Trump

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Lori Sokol

I was born in Brooklyn, and so were my parents. They still live there, in fact, each for almost 90 years. And although much of the borough has changed...

How You Vote Every Day Without Realizing It

David Donnelly | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
David Donnelly

There you are at the checkout aisle in your grocery store. You are killing time looking at your smartphone when you see it in the corner of your eye: your two favorite celebrities are cheating on each other.

10 Ways Hillary Clinton Could Reach Out To Young Voters

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

Image via Flickr, NathaniaJohnson **Crossposted at, where Lila co-hosts the Brain Trust Live podcast and blogs regularly about...

Six Easy Steps to the Revolution

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Written with Helen A Berger, PhD, resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and author of A Community of Witches...

What Makes a 'Christian Voter'?

Norman Wirzba | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion
Norman Wirzba

It's election season, and that means some of the people seeking political office will also be seeking the Christian vote. But what is this thing called "the Christian vote"? What makes a vote specifically or distinctly Christian?

Our 'Country Club,' Tis of Thee?

Kathay Feng | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Kathay Feng

Lately, Ed Blum's name has been everywhere. At least, when it comes to Supreme Court cases. Whether it is affirmative action, voting rights, or redistricting, Blum has been leading a well-funded effort to limit who has representation in our democracy.

Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

Judy Frankel | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Bernie Sanders consistently repeats that we need to start a political revolution, with or without him, to correct what most people in this country agree is wrong with it: our government is corrupted by money and crony capitalism.

Climate Change This Week: Seas Rising 6 Feet By 2100, Xeroxing Solar Panels, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Beautiful Jewels of the Forest are another reason to preserve forests, as...

5 Reasons Why Homelessness Is Not Discussed in the 2016 Presidential Election

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

This Presidential election season is one of the craziest, most unpredictable elections in American history. The proposed new policies that are rooted ...

The Supreme Court Nomination Process Has Become Hopelessly Political

Robin Elizabeth Herr, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Robin Elizabeth Herr, Ph.D.

Clearly, the Supreme Court nomination process has become hopelessly political. Reform is in order. But until that happens, the choice is left to us, the voters. This time, our vote is not just for the next four years, it is for the next generation.

Why I'm Risking Arrest in Washington, D.C.

Erich Pica | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Erich Pica

From April 16-18, we will engage in three days of protest, education, music and cultural exchange. As powerful interests try to wedge Americans apart, Friends of the Earth is excited to join this unprecedented coming together of historically separate communities to demand a democracy in which everyone's voice is heard and money doesn't buy policy.

Politics and Why You Should Care

Jessica Denis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Jessica Denis

Not caring is probably the worst thing someone can do when it comes to politics. Everyone has a voice, everyone has a choice. In my opinion, when you make the choice to not use your voice, your right to complain becomes invalid.

Current Politics and the "McCrory"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."

New Research Suggests Text Messages Improve Election Day Turnout in the Developing World, With Conditions

Tavneet Suri | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Tavneet Suri

We now have evidence that text messages improve civic engagement in emerging countries by encouraging people to vote.

How Will Over-60 Lesbians Vote in 2016? It May Surprise You!

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Lara Lillibridge

Lesbians actually think for themselves, and a lot of them think Bernie voices their vision of America. Even though he has no vagina and they really like vaginas. Because life, it turns out, is not just divided by genitalia.

Voting and Disclosing: The How-to's of Responding to Political Questions

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Sharon Schweitzer

With our U.S. primaries making headlines worldwide, political conversations are inevitable. So what's the best way to respond when someone asks you, "Who are you going to vote for?" What do you say when asked, "What's your view about this issue or this proposed legislation?"

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

On Election Season, Not Being a Citizen and Not Having a Vote

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 04.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Barbara Sostaita

There is no question that our lives and our livelihoods suffer from our lack of citizenship status. We are vulnerable and we shouldn't be. But, when we are kept from casting a vote, we find new ways of performing citizenship.

Why I Vote - Participation - Patriotism - Power

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Carlynne McDonnell

I am not always a winner in my choice of candidates or issues. But if everyone voted, then we would truly have "majority wins" elections. By not voting, by being disillusioned, by believing that your vote does not matter you allow governance of our country by a smaller group of people.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Everybody Hates Donald

Christopher Lamb | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Unfortunately for Trump, there aren't as many angry, disenfranchised, white supremacists in the United States for him to win the presidency.

Political Ads Might Not Change Your Vote -- But They May Get You to the Polls

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
The University of Central Florida Forum

What about the voters who are uninformed. Does the "information" in the political ads influence them more than me? Research says that it does.

My Friends and I Went to a Ted Cruz Rally-- Here's What Happened

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I believe that there are a lot of things we do in life not because they will be fun, but just because we want to say we did them. For me, one of those...

A Voter's Work Is Never Done: An Electoral Autopsy

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 03.28.2016 | Chicago
Kanu Iheukumere

Voters demanded more and better from a colluding group of agencies intentionally unresponsive to poor communities and riddled with ineptness. Foxx's nomination is a therefore, not a whereas; a consequence of government malfeasance exposed, not because of Laquan.

New Poll Reveals the Trouble With Voting in 2016, and How to Fix It

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered, speaking up against voter ID laws and the attack on voting rights, and encouraging everyone to vote, regardless of ethnicity or gender.