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Presidential Election Year? Not For Millions of Ex-Felons

Yosha Gunasekera | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Yosha Gunasekera

Incoming Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin, set to work quickly. Through a series of executive orders, Bevin ensured that thousands of poor and minority individuals would not vote this year or potentially ever.

Why We Should Abolish the Electoral College

Tyler Lewis | Posted 01.21.2016 | College
Tyler Lewis

Voting for President of the United States Come this November, many of us Americans will journey to our specified polling place to cast a vote for t...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

For 2016: Resolve to Vote

Prathm Juneja | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Prathm Juneja

In the next few weeks, while you decide your New Year's Resolutions regarding your health, habits, and choices, add another to the one list, one that can impact every aspect of yourself, determine the opportunities you have, and govern the life you live. For 2016, resolve to vote, and to take advantage of your most powerful right as an American Citizen.

The Founders Trusted the People, Not Religious Tests

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

One of the great innovations our founding fathers built into our Constitution was a ban on religious tests. They had seen too much. They knew history too well. They would not have their government controlled by any one religion.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

Despite Saudi Women's Historical Vote, Saudi Arabia Still Opposed to Democracy

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

True, more than 80 percent of Saudi women showed up at the polls on Dec. 12. But anyone assuming the kingdom is at long last liberating its women is deceived.

Why Progressives Vote Against Their Interests When Choosing Hillary Over Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Only Bernie Sanders upholds the progressive values many establishment Democrats like Clinton jettisoned for political power. For this reason, it's only logical to choose Sanders over Clinton, if ideals like ending perpetual war, wealth inequality, and racism mean anything to Democrats in 2016.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Electing A Better Post-Divorce Life, Thanks To The Can't-idates

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 12.28.2015 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

Everything I needed to know about divorced parenting I learned from Pulp Fiction. And it has nothing to do with proper use of ball gags or the advantages of keeping an EpiPen handy.

I Only Voted For Obama 'Cause He's Black. Now What?

Ifeoma Ike | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ifeoma Ike

Black people don't necessarily need to see a leading Black contender in 2016. They need true connection beyond the Nae-Nae dance and random visits to our barbershops. They need real proposals that connect to their every day, inequitable, Black, concerns.

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

All I want for Christmas is for My Vote to Have Teeth

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

By Steve Huerta This year as struggling families in San Antonio, Texas open their holiday gifts, they should also remember they have a gift far more ...

It's A Wonderful Election, American Voter

John A. Tures | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The American voter stood out over a bridge on Christmas Eve, a crumpled newspaper in one hand. "Why does it seem like the world's problems are too bi...

Only We Can Bring Trump Down

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Marianne Smallwood

In last weekend's elections in France, the country's National Front party failed to win any of the country's 13 metropolitan regions during the second round of voting. This stall was attributed to political maneuvering, rather than a wholesale French public rejection of the National Front's right-wing, xenophobic messages.

Latinos Are Driving Arizona Towards Becoming The Next Presidential 'Swing' Or 'Purple State'

Pita S. Juarez | Posted 12.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Pita S. Juarez

Arizona stands unique in that it's rise to the partisan battleground is not based on outside investment or competitive federal elections but rather owes its success to the grassroots movement that has successfully resisted local anti-immigrant laws.

Bush v. Gore and Voting Problems: We Still Haven't Fixed All That

Allegra Chapman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

It's simple: when more people vote, our democracy is more representative and reflective of who we are as a nation. It takes all of that to make that happen.

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Is Saudi Women's Vote a Step Forward?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

In a system still characterized by entrenched patriarchy, voting for municipal council seats might seem like progress, or simply window dressing.

Restoring Democracy: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights 60 Years After Montgomery

Daniel Weeks | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel Weeks

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the boycott that launched the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century, we would do well to remember the millions of American citizens who are struggling to earn their keep and keep their faith in a nation they do not believe has kept faith with them.

How Voting's Changing in the Digital Age

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Brennan Center for Justice has their boots on the ground and are working hard to ensure that everyone who's eligible has got the means to vot...

8 Reasons Why Youth Should Vote

Grace Masback | Posted 12.02.2015 | Teen
Grace Masback

The U.S. was founded on the principles of democratic participation that guaranteed the right of all citizens to have a roll in shaping government and ...

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.

Black Women Must Leverage Their Power At The Ballot Box. Shirley Chisholm Knew That

Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D.

As the most reliable Democratic voters in the past two presidential elections, Black women are an essential part of the winning coalition that any Democratic candidate will need to win in 2016. The urgency that Chisholm felt in 1970 resonates strongly today. But so, too, does her optimism for a better future.

Millennium Voters: We Need You

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.29.2015 | Education
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The past few weeks have seen many college campuses riled by student protests. And although this erstwhile student activist welcomes this rise in stude...