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To Vote or Not to Vote, That Is Not the Question

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 10.13.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

How do immigrants and Latinos flex their voting muscle to effectively remind our national elected leaders that we cannot be taken for granted, especially when it comes to solving a deeply-emotional and personal issue like immigration reform?

Dear Mr. President Obama: Five Ideas for Winning the Latino Vote

Maria Teresa Kumar | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Maria Teresa Kumar

It's well known inside the Beltway that the Latino vote could make or break President Obama's re-election, and soon it'll be national news. By then, it may just be too late for the president to win back Latinos.

Let's Educate Ourselves on the Field of Education

Kate Gibbs | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Kate Gibbs

To have the actual knowledge and experience to fully understand what good education entails is an involved process, far more complex than simply watching a documentary like Waiting for Superman.

Voter Suppression: The Real Problem with Election Fraud

Bob Edgar | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

As Marylanders headed to the polls to choose their governor last November, computers were dialing up 112,000 of them with an unusual message: Don't bother to vote. The calls went to households in mostly African-American precincts.

Netroots Panel On Black Voter Turnout Sparks Debate

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judy Lubin

Joblessness in the black community combined with the oft-heard sentiment that the president has "dissed" his most loyal base has been the subject of h...

The Most Avant-Garde Political Ad Of All Time?

Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

Debbie Georgatos, a candidate for Dallas County GOP chair, has released one of the more unusual campaign ads in recent months. Equal parts Michele ...

Voting Rights Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting laws prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, language, ethnicity, religion and age, there is still no law that affirmatively guarantees citizens the right to vote.

Lucia Graves

Reformers Sweep UC Union Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.09.2011 | College

Graduate students at the University of California voted resoundingly to elect a slate of reformers to lead their union, United Auto Workers Local 2865...

Florida Voter Suppression Bill Toxic for Democracy

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

The Florida legislature just passed House Bill 1355, which many civic participation advocates view as part of a worrisome national trend to suppress v...

Lucia Graves

Vote Counting To Resume After UC Grad Students Occupy Union Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

The elections committee for a union representing academic student employees in the University of California system voted unanimously on Tuesday to res...

An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Immigrants' Champion, Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."

"Will Arabs Be Able to Form Real Democracies?"

James Zogby | Posted 06.09.2011 | World
James Zogby

The test of the vitality and validity of democracies that may emerge in Arab countries will be in their ability to self-correct, change, and expand.

Ignite Your Passion and Change the World

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Last summer, Latinos were in the streets protesting what they seen as unfair immigration laws. They played a proactive role in rectifying an injustice. Why aren't the rest of us?

Why Highland Park, IL Students Should Support Nancy Rotering for Mayor

Max Ellithorpe | Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago
Max Ellithorpe

Voters have a very easy choice to make on Tuesday. Nancy Rotering is a caring, thoughtful, intelligent, and analytical leader.

Ohio's Voter ID Law and the 2012 Election

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

Yesterday, Ohio's House of Representatives passed one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the country. If the bill is enacted into law, it will make it harder for Democrats to win in the state next year.

Democracy Day: A Call to Action From Two High Schoolers

Ashley Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ashley Garcia

Two high school seniors from opposite ends of the country have one very important interest in common: They are counting down the days to cast their first ballots.

Democracy Day: A Call For Civics In Our Classrooms

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Smith

Rock the Vote and the National Education Association are celebrating the first annual Democracy Day, and hundreds of teachers around the country will teach Democracy Class to their students.

Top Ten Signs Your Country Has Become a Democracy

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

2011-03-11-moose.jpgAt last, you have cheap crap you absolutely must have.

The Art of the Mapmaker

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

In 2012 tens of millions of Americans will head to the polls, and their mailboxes, to cast votes for President, the US Congress, and thousands of stat...

Why Do So Few of Us Vote?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Last week I arrived in the Los Angeles City Hall parking lot to visit a high-ranking, elected City official. When I told the parking attendant who I was there to see, she had absolutely no idea who I was talking about.

Really, Agents? You Call That Talent?

Tim Mihalsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mihalsky

Talking with Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, I asked him what he thinks has changed in the music industry. He was quick to answer: Rather than using talent, kids now turn to reality TV.

How to Talk About Citizens United

Ryan Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan Clayton

You probably already know most of the story of Citizens United and know that it's a bad thing for our democracy. The question is how to talk about Citizens United in a way that convinces other people to realize this too.

Wisconsin Throws Up Hurdles to Voting -- Where's the Democracy?

Eric Zoberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Zoberman

Last week, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced a bill in the state legislature that would require all voters to present a state-issued ID at ...

Gov 2.0 Comes to Singapore

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Singapore Govcamp shows the Global Growth of Gov 2.0 and Open Government http://www.gov2.net Governments and the people they serve around the world ...

Vote for Me?

Cody Brotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

No seriously, like, as a favor. As if I had asked you to get a "sandwich for me." I'm just always super tired on Tuesdays. In the November 2010 elect...