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5,787 Reasons to Vote

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

5,787 is the number of American servicemen and women who, up until today, have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is 5,787 Americans who did not vote because they gave their lives so you could.

Why Won't You Join Me In Voting? An Open Letter to A "Non-Voter"

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

What went wrong with you, non-voters? When did you sour on democracy?

Women and Hispanics Key to the Election

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Everybody's tired. But we have to push, a little more, a little more. Especially we must encourage our friends in two groups, one a powerful minority...

Please Vote! Plus Some Comments on Fears of Fascism, the Upcoming Elections, and Higher Education Finance Reform

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
C. Cryn Johannsen

If we don't turn out to vote, any inkling of hope I currently posses about higher education finance reform will surely be extinguished.

Elections Being Held Around The World (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Americans may be grappling with a high-stress, frenzied midterm election, but they're not alone. Residents in several other nations are also poll-boun...

You -- Yes, You -- Can Still Make a Difference

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If you headed down to your local Democratic party headquarters to knock on some doors; if you called, emailed, Facebooked, Tweeted every Democrat you knew; we would surprise the hell out of those Republicans smoking victory cigars.

Ten Reasons Why I'm Spending This Election Day on the Phones

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

It's tempting to spend every spare moment watching the projected results, but that changes nothing. Whatever the results, at the end of the day, I want to be able to say I did what I could.

What We Will Learn Today: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We'll definitely learn plenty today. We'll learn whether the combination of art and science in polling resulted in accurate predictions.

Ballot Box Blues: The Most Dispiriting Election of a Lifetime (Mine)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

By the time you read this, I'll already have voted -- the single most reflexive political act of my life -- in the single most dispiriting election I can remember. As I haven't missed an election since my first vote in 1968, that says something.

Dan Froomkin

What To Do If You Have Trouble Voting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With razor-thin margins expected in many key races, the flaws of the American voting system will be on full display today. The nation's...

Today's Voting Shenanigans Are Nothing Like This!

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Early New Jersey laws defined voters as "inhabitants," so women were eligible to vote from the first American elections on. Unfortunately, their rights were taken away all too soon, all because of a very heated local election.

Stand and Be Counted

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

Lately, we've been assaulted by statisticians and political pundits who are already telling us what will happen this week. So why bother to vote at all?

San Francisco Goes to the Ballot Box for Electoral Reform

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

The Saturday Voting Act, a proposition that would require San Francisco to open all polling places on the Saturday before Election Day, is an innovation that could significantly boost voter turnout.

Don't Vote and We'll Get the Alice in Wonderland Congress From Hell!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

If we don't wake up on Tuesday and rush to the polls, we will find ourselves with an Alice In Wonderland Congress, where up is down and wrong is right, and lies are truth and hating diversity is seen as patriotism.

Game Tied: All Up To You

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Tomorrow is Election Day. Tomorrow, we have a choice: we can continue with the status quo, or we can fight to save our broken government and restore t...

Don't Abandon Barack

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

We do not need to get in the mud of trepidation with the Barack haters, nor should we make peace with despair and anxiety. Some of us have got to join President Obama in taking the long view of America.

Chris Matthews, Bobby Kennedy and My Ethical Dilemma

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Ellis Gordon

The publisher said do it. The publicist said do it. The agent said do it. My friends said do it. Above all the landlord's insistence that I come up ...

The Party of Non-Voters -- Why Our Election Day Volunteering Matters More Than Ever

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

These are people who would vote Democrat if they only got to the polls, which means it's up to the rest of us to convince them. We don't have to change their minds. We just have to get them to participate.

Don't Vote

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

Don't Vote. You don't have to. No one's going to make you. This isn't the Soviet Union. You won't be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls ag...

Truth, Justice and the American Way

Tim Daly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Daly

Superman fights for 'truth, justice, and the American way.' I may be the voice of Superman in cartoons but in real life I am an everyman and, like you, I can use my voice to fight for the very same things. Vote.

"Latinos Divided on Immigration." Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

In the battle to categorize Latinos, something always gets lost in translation. Some want to see this community as a monolith that's either aligned o...

Fix It, Don't Nix It

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Lance Simmens

What we are witnessing today is the hypocrisy of democracy.

In Absentia

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Next Tuesday, you will get up early before work. You will skip breakfast so you can get to the polling place. And you will stand on an excruciatingly...

Vote

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

A few excuses for not voting. None of them good. ...

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.