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What the Republicans Won't Say

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Tonight, the candidates on stage will not discuss the bill passed just last week by the House that would make it legal for hospitals to allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion if it would save her life.

Occupy the Airwaves!

Duane Elgin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Duane Elgin

TV stations are not the enemy -- public apathy is! What is required is that the public claim it's ownership of the airwaves and organize itself in a way that transcends special interests.

The Day the Parties Died

Krist Novoselic | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Krist Novoselic

Our country is founded on great moments. A great moment is now upon us to leverage technology and change politics to accommodate the demands of the emerging digital democracy.

Bilingual Voting Ballots Ordered In 25 States

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide...

Afghan Young People Key To Their Country's Future

Stephenie Foster | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

I just returned from a two week trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I was working on a project focusing on reaching women as voters, candidates and elec...

Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression

Raymond Griffith | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

Let's face it. The Republicans seem to have pulled off a coup. The Obama administration does not seem inclined to go after these state laws attempting...

5 Reasons Every Single American Needs to Register as a Republican Today

Laura Trice | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Laura Trice

If you are a Democrat thinking, "Why would I register as a Republican?" imagine what you will be thinking as President Perry takes his oath because all Americans did not stand up and vote in the primaries for the Republican candidate they wanted most.


Jonathan Richards | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


The Predictable Flood Of Politics-Oriented Web Startups

Brad Feld | Posted 12.03.2011 | Small Business
Brad Feld

While I have no doubt that some people can make money creating web services for helping candidates get elected, especially those that include mobile, real-time data, and geo-location, I have no real interest in investing in companies that have the singular goal of helping politicians get elected.

The Battle Over the Denver Ballot Contributes to a Bigger National Problem: Voter Confusion

Page Gardner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

This week a Denver court will determine whether Colorado's Secretary of State Scott Gessler can keep eligible, registered voters in Denver from partic...

Almost Anyone Else Officially Enters the Republican Presidential Race

Spencer Green | Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Almost Anyone Else has zoomed to 98 percent approval ratings, although the candidate has yet to reveal a platform, give an interview, serve in public office, or be seen or heard by any person in the country.

Federal Judge Dismisses Election Challenge On Discrimination

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

By Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to election monitoring for racial discrimin...

Department Of Justice: Texas Redistricting Maps Violate Voting Rights Act

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Monday that Texas' new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House do...

80 Million Disenfranchised and Disinterested Americans Didn't Vote In '08. What Portends for 2012?

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

As the 2012 Presidential campaign heads into high gear, we must engage eligible non-voters who are young, uneducated and economically deprived.

No Joke, No Hyperbole: 2012 May Be America's Final Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If anyone believed 2011 was the year of the direct assault on proponents of the middle class, clean air and water, public education, and respect for first responders, and democracy itself, just wait until 2013.

Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?

Chris Kromm | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

The idea that citizens of lesser means -- even during a lingering economic downturn -- should be denied the vote is a theme that appears to be gaining currency among some leading conservatives.

Protecting Or Suppressing The Vote?

Jalen Victoria Coats | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Jalen Victoria Coats

Whether by intention or not, politicians and media have managed to conflate a host of election administration problems under the umbrella of "voter fraud".

Obama's War on the Secret Ballot

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What clear-thinking politician wants to stand against the right to secret ballot? But so long as the National Labor Relations Board persists in its efforts to overturn popularly enacted protections of the right to secret ballot, that is exactly where Obama stands.

Arizona Suing U.S. Government

UPI | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Arizona is suing the U.S. government, questioning the constitutionality of a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act....

Mitt Romney Still Campaigning As Presidential Front-Runner

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Despite a new rival's surge, Mitt Romney is campaigning as though he's still the GOP presidential front-runner, focusing his criti...

Republicans Move To Tighten Voting Rules Before 2012 Elections

Bloomberg | By Mark Niquette | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

With Republicans taking control of most U.S. capitols this year and a presidential race looming, states have passed the most election-related laws sin...

Obama Campaign Makes Moves To Repeat 2008 Phenomenon In 2012

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched a new voter registration and grassroots organizing program Thursday aimed at boo...

The Semantics Of "Submission"

Robin Lakoff | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Voters need to know who will be making important decisions if Michele Bachmann comes into the White House. If President Bachmann makes a bad decision, will she say, "The buck stops here," or "My husband made me do it"?

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.