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An Agenda for Revitalizing Our Democracy

Richard Kirsch | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

This election was ample reminder of the myriad ways we urgently need to fix our democracy.

Does Going To College Make You More Likely To Vote?

civicyouth.org | Posted 01.19.2013 | College

Previous research has shown a strong correlation between college experience and political engagement. About 40 percent of young eligible voters betwee...

Friday Talking Points -- The Can-Kicking Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every member of Congress began this year knowing what was going to happen at the end of 2012. They have now had over ten months to work on the impending crisis. And what have they done about it? Nothing.

Mitt Romney: Cliff Slayer

Richard V. Reeves | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Richard V. Reeves

The ideal candidate for this role will already be a national figure, who will not seek elected office again. Somebody anxious to win a place on the pantheon of statesmen. Who needs, perhaps, to do something bold and surprising to prevent their name sliding into the footnotes of history.

And Now A Word from a White Guy

Patrick Boyle | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Patrick Boyle

Dear Friends in the Republican Party: I'm the guy you're not supposed to worry about. Amid all the recriminations over how you lost the presidential election -- by teeing off those Latinos, blacks, women, young people and people who build American cars.

A Vote for Real Electoral Reforms

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Voting reforms like these should not be stuck in the long lines of partisan bickering, but should be passed to ensure that every eligible citizen who wants to participate in the process may cast a ballot on the next Election Day.

Obama Won. Now Let's Change the System

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

However skilled Obama is as a politician -- and despite the presence of many principled progressives and liberals in Congress -- we cannot expect Congress to enact more than modest reforms until we tame the corporate plutocrats' power.

In This Election, Democracy Was on the Ballot

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Regardless of which candidate they went with, in this election Americans cast an unequivocal vote for democracy. We must honor that mandate by shielding this fundamental right through new laws that ensure that our election process will be free, fair and accessible to all.

The 'Agonizing Spasms' of Election Day

William E. White | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
William E. White

Effective citizens are sophisticated consumers of information. They ask hard questions about the issues facing their community, state, and nation. All of these behaviors are learned, not innate.

Vote of No-Confidence: My Election Day Experience in Virginia

Eric Lotke | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Electronics are great. But we need a paper trail.

The President Asked Us to Push Him: Here's a To-Do List to Get Us Started

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

President Obama still has the opportunity to have a transformational presidency -- but, as he has said again and again, bringing about the changes we need is going to require the active participation of all of us.

Election Polls and Predictions vs. Democracy

David S. Abraham | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
David S. Abraham

Polls are not just about winning and losing a specific race; they gauge public sentiment. And if less people are willing to go to the polls as they "know" the result, we lose that perspective.

Bring Back Same-day Registration to Fix Ohio's Provisional Ballot Problem

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

After my experience with the voter hotline, and seeking the advice and opinions from other volunteers there, I have a few suggestions for moving forward.

What Do We Really Vote for?

David Sable | Posted 01.12.2013 | Media
David Sable

So the question becomes, what is it that people in the United States voted for or against -- as the case may be?

Politics Belongs to All of Us

Heather McGhee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Heather McGhee

On issues like students loans, decent entry-level jobs, the criminalization of poverty and the failed war on drugs, racial segregation and the future of our climate, we now have an opportunity to turn the campaigns that ignited a generation into an enduring force for change.

The End of Polish Rules and Election Day Bribery?

Carl Pope | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

Why were fossil fuel interests bankrolling ads attacking wind power in Iowa, a key swing state for their candidate Mitt Romney and a state where the polls showed overwhelmingly that voters supported wind power?

For Business Executives: Serving on Nonprofit Boards Is Good for Democracy

Alice Korngold | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

By role modeling and encouraging their executives and professionals to serve on nonprofit boards, corporate leaders can help to advance democracy.

Florida Becomes a National Disgrace -- Again

Nadine Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Miami
Nadine Smith

This repeated election embarrassment also hurts Florida's reputation in ways that matter. It sends a message that harms our ability to attract the best and the brightest.

Why Obama Won: The Empathy Factor

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Tamar Birckhead

When we voted for President Obama, what were we motivated by? For each of us it was different, but collectively we knew what we didn't want: a government that would repeal health care reform, end Medicare, cut food stamps, or give a 20 percent tax cut to millionaires.

Veteran, 91, Has Voted In Every Election Since Roosevelt

dexter.patch.com | Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

For the 18th time in his life, Bill Lowery of Dexter Township cast his ballot for U.S. president on Tuesday. "I haven't missed an election since I'...

Supreme Court Review Puts Voting Rights Act in Jeopardy After Election Proves Its Necessity

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

After spending enormous energy and resources in confronting the legislative efforts to suppress the vote during the course of the election, supporters of the right to vote need to spend just as much time and energy making the case to the Court about the constitutionality of this iconic civil rights law.

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.

Are You Satisfied With The Outcome Of The Presidential Election? (POLL)

Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

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It's Time to Get the Message

Ben Tripp | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ben Tripp

Now we need everybody, Left and Right, to get engaged in the American project, and to respond to the actual issues that stand before us, not straw men set up as distractions. Otherwise the product of politics is never going to change, only the packaging.

John Celock

GOP Official Explains Election Night Absence

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has ordered a probe into how votes were counted in the state's largest city, while facing questions about how he...