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A Year Hence, We Decide the Fate of the World Again

Stephen Herrington | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It may not seem so at times, but the U.S. still commands more of global mindshare than any other nation. What we say and do influences people of all nations in ways meritorious, deleterious, inspirational and inflammatory.

Latino Voters Are Making History in Yakima, Washington

ACLU of Washington | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices
ACLU of Washington

Around the nation, voting rights for people of color are under attack. But in central Washington, an historic advance for Latino voters is taking place in the wake of a legal victory by the ACLU.

The Changing Face of San Francisco

Juanita MORE! | Posted 10.28.2015 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

These are complex problems without easy solutions. But if my years of fundraising, DJ'ing, performing and party planning have taught me one thing, it's that you have to get up, get out, and do something. Otherwise you are a spectator in your own life.

Challenging the Washington Consensus

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Washington consensus never changes. The mainstream media shills never cease their efforts to bully all seriousness -- all reality -- out of the voting process. And money and militarism silently, invisibly rule, no matter who wins.

The Man That's Bringing Voting Out of the 18th Century

NationSwell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

The problem? "It's still fitting the way we live to the 1700s, and that's so complicated to stay engaged in."

Texas: Neutering Democracy

David Morris | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
David Morris

In Texas liberty trumps democracy. The Texas Supreme Court itself says so. This year the legislature de-listed student IDs but added a new form of ID that would gladly be accepted: a handgun license.

Alabama Punishes All Voters And Drivers By Closing DMV Offices

John A. Tures | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The first phase in Alabama was passing a strict voter ID law. The second phase was to close down more than 90 percent of DMV offices. The third phase may involve restricting voting to just four spots, unless the trend is reversed. And your state may be the next one to emulate Alabama.

Suffragette

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

After the film's abrupt ending, audiences may wonder why Pankhurst or suffrage martyrs such as Emily Wilding Davison were not the subject of this well-intentioned and well-crafted production.

A Present From Our 18-Year-Old Selves

Sam Novey | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics
Sam Novey

The other night, Democratic candidates for president spent a bunch of time debating whether public college should be free for some people or free for all people. It was pretty remarkable.

Joe Biden, Deciding

Tom Falco | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics
Tom Falco

Vice President Joe Biden has everyone guessing. Will he or won't he? Will he get the eggs or the pancakes?

Why Our Democracy is Broken and How to Fix It

Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba

Imagine what Congress would look like if voters could realistically vote for not just Republicans and Democrats, but also the Tea Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, or the Socialist Party.

New Motor Voter: A Step Forward for California and Democracy

Lorena Gonzalez | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Lorena Gonzalez

In a democratic system, no right is more fundamental or necessary than the right to vote. So why are citizens required to opt-in to exercise their right to vote through voter registration?

Jeb Bush Opposes Reauthorizing The Voting Rights Act 'As Is'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Thursday that he opposes reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights ...

Clearing Away Barriers to Voter Registration

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 10.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

In California, there are about 7 million people who are eligible to vote but never registered to do so, including 1.2 million in Los Angeles County. It's a shocking statistic, considering the sacrifices made to win passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, which marked its 50th anniversary this year.

Waiting for Brown: Sign California Voting Reform

Michael Waldman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Michael Waldman

One reason for our shamefully low turnout is America's ramshackle voter registration system. States have slowly improved the process over the last decade. But this year, a bold new reform has caught on -- automatic voter registration, starting at DMVs.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

How Harvard Is Trying to Translate Protests into Votes

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Talmon J. Smith

The Harvard University Institute of Politics, well known for its polling data on voting patterns, created the National Campaign back in 2003 to explore ways to translate Millennial buzz around social justice and service into more tangible civic and political outcomes.

Marco Rubio Explains His Absenteeism In The Senate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

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Money Talks and That Starts With Your Vote

Kallen Diggs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Kallen Diggs

Election season is something that often comes for most citizens around the world. Some people vote in some or all elections while others may only focus on the presidential elections. It is something that people do quite often because they believe that their vote makes a difference.

What Every Voter Should Know About Public Choice Theory

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

If you really want to understand the unfolding presidential race, check out a little-known economic theory called "public choice." Public choice theory argues that economic self-interest is the driving force of politics.

Moms Vs. Political Machines and Hate Talk

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

We are the ones! We're the moms who can hush the hatred, and turn it off. We're the ones who can raise our voices in truth and peace, building life, liberty, and yes happiness, once again.

Voter Registration by Snail Mail?! Yes, Snail Mail!

Page Gardner | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Page Gardner

Mail was the second most popular means for the Rising American Electorate (RAE) to register to vote last year, second only to state-based Motor Vehicle departments.

Aging Voting Machines Are a Threat to Democracy

Lawrence Norden | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Norden

There are some political problems that defy easy solutions -- the rise of extreme partisanship, or our broken campaign finance system, for instance. But it should not be difficult to rally our elected leaders to remedy an eminently fixable problem threatening our democracy.

All-In for the Primaries

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

Democracy is better served when more people participate. Let's open our primary process to all voters.

The Black Box: Top Two Primaries

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Political professionals and lobbyists often name a bill the opposite of what it does. The Clean Air Act, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act are all disingenuously named.