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Star Jones, and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

10 Years After the Help America Vote Act, Voters Face New Challenges

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Let's strengthen our voting system to continue ensuring the accessibility and accountability our people deserve. We cannot afford another election debacle -- whether by hanging chads or millions of eligible voters left hanging.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Wind Means Money, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

North America Has Largest Increase in Human-Driven Climate Change Catastrophes of all the continents, say insurers, and it'll get worse, according to a major new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress.

Nine CEOs Pushing Workers To Vote For Romney

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business

Many CEOs are taking advantage of their influence over their employees by telling them who they think -- in their humble opinion, of course -- should ...

Are You Aligned With Your True Self? Try This Exercise To Find Out

Terri Cole | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Questioning the status quo in your life is a way to reveal and honor your authentic self. An autopilot response is based on the past and someone else's choice or desire. In order to evolve and grow, you have to be willing to honor your authentic feelings and beliefs as they evolve.

Dave Jamieson

Billionaire Pushes Pro-Romney Voter 'Guide' On Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson apparently isn't content to influence the presidential election through his multi-million dollar donations t...

Polls: The Opiate of the Pundits

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Joseph Blady, M.D.

How much of a leap is it to suppose that telling people who's winning the week before the election makes the well-known bandwagon effect influence those who struggle with their polling decisions?

A Dozen Years After 2000 Disgrace, Florida County Struggles With Election Issues

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen years after the notorious 2000 electoral debacle in Florida, Palm Beach County continues to struggle with election troubl...

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

Can a Romney Presidency Connect With Young People? NO!

Jack Myers | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jack Myers

A Romney presidency, as outlined in the Republican platform and in campaign speeches, promises to reject the fundamental beliefs of the generations that represent the future of our nation and our world.

Is It Important To Vote -- And Why? (WATCH)

Posted 10.26.2012 | Home

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: Is it important to vote -- and why? See more clips Add Marlo On Facebook: Fo...

Latino Voters Won't Back Down

Arturo Carmona | Posted 12.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Though less-known and less-understood than the efforts to suppress the African-American vote, Republican-led efforts to suppress Latino votes across the country are no less devastating.

Powering the Vote to Election Day

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

This election is critically important; too much is at stake for all of us -- our jobs, our healthcare, our future. So wield your power -- VOTE!

Why This Liberal Woman Is Voting for Mitt Romney

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Brett Blumenthal

Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.

Glitch Complicates Election Day For Hundreds Of Voters

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Election errors are mounting as Nov. 6 approaches, with Maryland reporting that nearly 300 residents who thought that they had registere...

Dave Jamieson

CEO Rips Obamacare In Election Email To Employees | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Farmer, CEO of the massive uniform company Cintas Corp., sent a get-out-the-vote email to employees last week suggesting the Affor...

Yelp for Democracy!

Archon Fung | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Archon Fung

To guarantee the right to vote, many more Americans must take responsibility for fixing our voting system.

The Alignment Between Undecided and Base Voters

Mike Lux | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

This year, there is another reason to be a little more optimistic about the undecided: they look a lot like Democratic base voters.

America Is Awesome

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

America has problems that should be fixed, but the fact is that in much of the world -- including the war-torn country my parents come from -- people would kill to have our problems.

The Race to The White House -- Choosing a Candidate Through Critical Thinking

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Steve Siebold

If you're one of those people who still haven't decided who you're going to vote for, it's time to make a decision. The best way to do this: use critical thinking.

If You Succumb to Cynicism, the Regressives Win It All

Robert Reich | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

This is for those of you who consider yourself to be progressive but have given up on politics because it seems rotten to the core. You may prefer Obama to Romney but don't think there's a huge difference between the two, so you may not even vote. Your cynicism is understandable, but it's a self-fulfilling prophesy.

As the Election Approaches, I'm Glad Nothing I've Ever Done Has Been Influenced By Hormones

Dan Treadway | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Dan Treadway

Yes, there are women suited for leadership -- binders full of them even -- but this study has made it clear that their emotional instability is a huge hurdle.

Who's Got a Bigger Operation?

Donnie Fowler | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

Sounds vaguely pornographic, huh? I did some research on the Romney & Obama field operation for my regular appearance with Jennifer Granholm's War Ro...

Our Voting Problem

Daniel Koas | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Daniel Koas

We need to ask ourselves why high turnout is so significant. The answer is simple: legitimacy. An election with high voter turnout underscores the strength of democracy and demonstrates that the elected government is in power because of the will of its people.

Support Obama Like Your Life Depends on It

Gregory Floyd | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York
Gregory Floyd

Don't forget that we tried the other side's approach for many years -- where we cut taxes and business regulations and let the rich do what they want -- and it failed.