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When Politics And Spirituality Mix: Lessons From The Presidential Election

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Lately I've been checking in with many of my Spirit Junkie contemporaries about their experience of the forthcoming election. Though everyone has different opinions, one common theme that kept coming up was an overarching sense of apathy.

Bullies at the Ballot Box

Liz Kennedy | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

This fall, there is a great danger that eligible Americans will find themselves facing bullies at the ballot box -- overzealous volunteers who take the law into their own hands to target particular voters.

11 Years After 9/11 - It's time to Choose Trust Over Fear

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

It's time. After 11 long years it's time for us to return to where we were in those first few moments after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and choose t...

Two Ways to Cut Campaign Clatter

Soul Dancer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

Campaign clatter is about to crescendo after more than two years of chatter. Are you tired of hearing the same old, same old facts, debates, accusations and cries volleyed between candidates and their supporters?

It's Election Time in America

Monica Medina | Posted 11.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Medina

A year of campaigning, grandstanding, hand-shaking, politicking, debating, mud-slinging and flag-pin wearing. A year filled with super-PACs, soapboxes, and the good ol' red, white and blue.

Growing Into Political Maturity

Stephanie Rayburn | Posted 11.07.2012 | Denver
Stephanie Rayburn

I am grateful to have moved beyond the blinders of my family's politics. I am grateful to know my own mind, one that is progressive and liberal, and that neither of those are dirty words (and neither is conservative, for the record).

Jim Crow Laws, Women's Rights Part Of Argument For Voting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Poetry slam artist Carlos Andrés Gómez explores the historical perspective around why people should vote in a new video for Our Time. "Nothing ma...

How Can a Woman Vote Republican?

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

As a woman I'm not sure why the other ticket would even be a remote option.

Your Vote: Anyone Can Do It, and Everyone Should Do It

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

It's up to us of all to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered right, and by encouraging everyone to vote, regardless of ethnicity or gender.

The Nonpartisan Case for National Popular Vote: Al Gore, not GOP Platform, Gets It Right

Rob Richie | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Polls show that voters nationwide, including most Republicans, would prefer a national popular vote. Attempts to whip up a partisan fervor over NPV will ultimately fail.

What About the Kids' Vote?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

"I am not fully informed on the topics or the candidates, so I don't feel comfortable voting. I'm not sure I am going to vote," my young guest said. I felt the hair stand up on my arms. Not vote!

A Legitimate President or a New American Apartheid?

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

We are in an extreme circumstance in which one candidate's strategy includes the manipulation of voting procedures to disenfranchise a significant segment of qualified American voters. Are there any circumstances under which an American election outcome would be considered illegitimate?

Democracy: Is California About to Make History?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Today, millions of California voters have no say in a crucial part of the voting process: deciding what gets on the ballot in the first place. That's because while the citizens of this incredibly diverse state speak 200 languages, our initiative petitions speak only one: English.

Labor Day and the Future of America

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We must do more to insure that future Americans live in a country where their voices can be heard and their freedom is secure. This Labor Day, and throughout the crucial next two months, we must show that we are equal to the task.

How many Secretaries of State does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb

Alvina Vasquez | Posted 08.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Alvina Vasquez

In a nutshell if you were not as passionate about politics in 2010 as you were in 2008 and you skipped your opportunity to vote, your voter status might have changed. It is your time to fight back, check your voter status and register to vote again...

Ex-Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell Gets Fired Up When Questioned on Vote Suppression, From '04 to Wave of ID Laws

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

We caught up with Ken Blackwell, vice chair of the Republican National Committee's platform committee, and asked him a few questions that well, got him a bit fired up.

Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Teresa Chin In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a po...

Universal Suffrage

Antonio Ginatta | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Antonio Ginatta

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngInstead of promoting a universal right to vote, many elected officials now seek ways to narrow the franchise, finding ways to limit it, to mold it.

This Is No Way to Win an Election

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

The act of voting is a right -- not a privilege -- in our country. American men and women have fought and died to defend and to exercise their right to vote. What Republicans are doing across the country is a blatant violation of the civil rights of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.

From 1920 Through Today, the League of Women Voters Empowers Voters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

These days, it really seems like we're in a non-stop election cycle; we've been talking about the 2012 presidential campaign since the day after the 2008 election. But when we go to the polls in November there's a lot more than just residency in the Oval Office on the line.

Group Rallies To Restore Weekend Voting Hours In Ohio

Video the Vote | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Video the Vote

Ohio has enjoyed early in-person voting since 2008, which allowed tens of thousands to vote before election day in order to avoid the long lines or po...

Honey Badger Party Announcement -- Tuesday: Roosevelt Bldg.

Randall | Posted 10.27.2012 | Comedy

Do not be afraid to write in your vote for Honey Badger. It will confuse government. Even if we get some votes, it sends the message, "hey! We've had enough!" And indeed, I truly believe, lovers, we have had enough.

State Legislatures Wind Down, Purge Programs Pick Up

Diana Kasdan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Miami
Diana Kasdan

This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.

Game of Thrones Guy, George R. R. Martin, Opposes Attacks on Voting Rights

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes a really good writer can really get to the point really well. In his blog, George R. R. Martin says: I am way too busy these days for long...

Open Your American Heart

Monique Ruffin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

Over the last four years I've struggled in my support of President Obama, but my heart continues to tell me that his policies, and not those of today's Republican leadership, are our best option if we want all of our citizens to have a chance at freedom and prosperity.