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10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.

Trick or Vote: Young People Canvas in Costume to Bolster Turnout

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

If Halloween has taught us anything, it's that face-to-face interaction is the best way to ask strangers for candy. This also happens to be true for g...

My Awesome Experience Voting Early

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

This slide show is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

Voter Education Equals Improving Our Educational System

Jalen Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalen Rose

The voting gap among young people who vote and those who do not is not a function of apathy. It is a function of lack of sufficient civic education in our schools, in our media, and in our society.

Children Can't Vote but You Can -- and Must

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We must declare a national child emergency and demand that our leaders do no harm, indeed stand up and vote to invest in the basic human needs of all of our children to shelter, food, quality education, and safety.

The gay community would make a big mistake by not voting this year

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

According to the Associated Press, a lot of lgbts (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders) are angry at the Democratic Party to the point that so...

Question Authority, Act Authoritatively

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We see candidates employing the unusual tactic of insulating themselves from the rigors of the profession, which should send a cautionary signal to the electorate that maybe they are not up to the task they seek.

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

Will Young, Disenchanted Voters Show Up for Midterms?

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judy Lubin

There is still time to turn out the vote among key Democratic constituencies. But it will not be easy. Young voters are still not inclined to head to the polls.

Voting Local Is the New Global

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

As a marketing and PR professional, I'm a strong advocate of the phrase "Local is the new global." (I am not, however, a huge fan of the jargon-y term...

Four States Where Obama Hopes to Mobilize Early Voters

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The Democrats are using President Obama to rally early voters, and to recruit volunteers to help with the early-voter ground game. What remains to be seen is if the Democrats' organization can match the Republicans' enthusiasm and money.

Latinos: To Vote or Not to Vote?

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

At a time when it is no exaggeration to say that the Latino community is under attack on many different levels, we must participate in the democratic process for empowerment.

One Wisconsin Now Encourages Voters To 'Turn Off The Hate. Get Out The Vote' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive group One Wisconsin Now is out with a new web ad encouraging people to counteract the voting enthusiasm coming from Tea Party groups, cons...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Plutocracy

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Broderick

America has apparently not gotten the memo that our democracy is for sale. It seems the saps plan to have their vote counted, and last I looked it is votes that we count here... not coins.

Disgruntled 2010 Voters Are All Polaroid's Fault

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

It was with the invention of the Polaroid that we entered the world of instant gratification. And now, our Polaroid society can't understand why not everything is fixed yet. But challenges building for decades cannot be fixed in a year or two.

How Did You Learn?

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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ReThink Interview: Jeff Reichert & Bill Mundell of Gerrymandering

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Republican, democrat or independent, Americans love a good political sex scandal, especially when it doesn't involve a member of their preferred party...

The DNC's Efforts to Get Out the Crucial African American Vote

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

In the history of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), there has never been a media campaign so fiercely waged for African American votes in a mid...

Food Fight: South Dakota GOP Condemns Democratic Frybread Fests

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Election-related anxiety must be heading north in South Dakota. On Oct. 14, following Democratic Party Indian-reservation rallies involving frybread, ...

Is the Media Sexist? How to Make "Equal Pay" for Women a Sexy, Election News Story and Debate Question?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Have you seen the news stories about the sexy Citibank beauty who claims she was discriminated against and fired because she distracted her male cowor...

Native American Candidate's Marathon South Dakota Run

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Campaigning in the South Dakota legislature's District 28 is an extreme sport -- the political X Games of 2010. The vast expanse encompasses much of t...

Ready to Rumble: A Lawyer on the Voting-Rights Frontline

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

With over 80% of South Dakota's 40,000 Native registered voters typically going Democratic, the GOP appears reluctant to see them casting ballots; its operatives have disrupted reservation voting in past elections.

Early Voting Underway

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Believe it or not, voters have already begun casting their ballots for the 2010 midterm elections, as early voting has dramatically increased in recent years.

We are Not Staying Home on Election Day!

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Vargas

Let's not easily assume that Latinos are disillusioned and may skip the midterm elections. Yes, there is anger in the community, but what we hear from voters is that they will take their anger out at voting booth.

Operations Analysis: The Battle of Fall River

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

During a recent special session of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation's Shannon County Commission, images of another encounter slipped across the action. B...