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How Mobile Technology Could Revolutionize the U.S. Voting System

S. Kumar | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
S. Kumar

Phones can be ideal for enabling voters to quickly get info about candidates, register to vote, and check in at polling centers. But add to this the capability to vote directly off your phone and you can eliminate one of the most limiting factors in voting today, which is the need to physically gget to the polls.

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

5 Things You May Not Know About the Seneca Falls Convention

Rebecca Price | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Rebecca Price

Notable reformers were present, such as Frederick Douglas. It launched the national career of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. And it set into motion events and relationships that would forever change American society. Here are five things you may not know about the convention.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

Politicians Ignore Disability, And It's A Big Problem

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Sarah Blahovec

The political sphere ignores people with disabilities, and it's getting really old. It's time for a change, and for that change to happen, we need people with disabilities to speak up and show the world that we listen, we take action, and most importantly, we vote.

Hey, Jeb and Hillary, "Selfies" Doesn't Mean Self-Absorbed

Michael Levin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Levin

If you truly want to understand the future of American politics, look no further than The Selfie Vote. It's a fascinating, well-researched and well-argued read, and also a reassuring one.

Why Don't Democrats Vote? I'll Tell You Why.

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

I found that the main reason why they didn't vote last year was simple: They couldn't see any difference between the candidates. When there is no difference between the candidates, Democrats don't vote, and Democrats lose.

My Open Letter to Donald Trump

Jade Greear | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Jade Greear

You say that black youth have "no spirit." When, may I ask, is the last time you sat down and chatted with a group of young black people, or any young people of color?

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

Congress Must Hold Hearings on Voting Discrimination

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Last month Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that he was "willing to look at any new evidence of discrimination. ... But at this point in time, we have not seen that." If he would hold a hearing in the committee he chairs, Goodlatte would learn about the continued, pernicious effects of racial discrimination at the ballot box.

The Growing Political Power of Dominican Americans in the Northeast

Latino Decisions | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

Dominicans are poised to be significant political players within and outside the Latino community. The degree to which this becomes a political reality will largely depend on the degree to which Dominican candidates and Dominican civic organizations take the lead in mobilizing this important segment of the Latino electorate in the Northeast.

PHOTOS: Millions Vote In Crucial Referendum

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

Millions of Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday to vote in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of a bailout deal proposed by the coun...

Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

When I shared my concerns about voting my mentor, Joan suggested that I co-host a living room conversation about youth voting with my peers.

If the Presidential Election Were Held Tomorrow, I'd Shoot Myself

Michael Levin | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Michael Levin

The most amazing thing happened yesterday. I ran into a registered Republican who was not running for president.In case you've just joined us, the Democratic nomination appears to be sewn up by the scandal-surfing Hillary Clinton.

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunsho...

Charleston Massacre and Anti-Black State Violence Fueled By the Same Racist Beliefs

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day commemorated for having the last enslaved Blacks freed in America, it's time we seriously address the vitriolic legacies of white supremacy.

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Makes Last-Minute Change To Voter ID Law Facing Challenge In Court | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill on Thursday allowing voters who do not have government-issued photo identification to ...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada Republicans Fail To Pass Voter ID Bill, Anger Conservative Voters | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nevada conservatives are disheartened that another attempt to pass a voter identification measure out of the legislature failed this ses...

Beware: Not All States Want You to Vote

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Some politicians have tried to manipulate voting laws for their benefit, that's not right. We need integrity in our elections and voting that's free, fair, and accessible.

Treaties, Trade and Government By the People

David Morris | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Representative Ryan is correct that Congress is not voting on TPP. But he's wrong that if fast track fails Congress will be unable to "even consider a trade agreement." Of course it can.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Campaign Preview? Clinton and Christie Spar Over Early Voting in New Jersey

Yael Bromberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Christie now argues that he opposes in-person early voting because it "increase[s] the opportunities for fraud." He offers no evidence to back that assertion, however, probably because there's none available.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?