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I Voted for Libraries

Rachael Berkey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Rachael Berkey

It's Election Day in the U.S. and it's pretty much the only thing on my mind. I even stepped out of the house without a book in my purse. I know. I don't understand this either.

A Vote for Civility and Common Purpose

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
E. Gordon Gee

We all know that campaigns can be vitriolic. But none, it seems, have been as polarizing or highly charged as this. Over the past year, I have often asked myself: What has happened to the art of civility and the value of compromise?

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today i...

What Parents Tell Their Kids About Voting

Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents

Not all parents think it's a good idea to tell their kids who they are voting for, but chances are few would object to explaining why they're particip...

Postal Disenfranchisement

Jaime Zucker | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Jaime Zucker

I hope we can all be united in common admiration for the right we took advantage of on November 6. Because we tend to have such easy access to the vote in the United States, it can seem like less of a privilege than it does in places where blood is spilled and governments toppled in the fight for it.

A Tale of Two Tuesdays: This Election Tuesday, I Look Forward to Another Tuesday

Dov Seidman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Dov Seidman

This Election Tuesday, I celebrate our American tradition of exercising the right to vote. While there will certainly be a lot of talk about voter tur...

Former Prisoners Can Vote!

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.06.2013 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Millions of people convicted of felonies will be barred from voting in the upcoming presidential election. This is a mind-boggling number of people who will be disenfranchised. The most alarming aspect is that many of them are eligible to vote but don't know it.

Voting: More Important Than School

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

I loved the way their little faces beamed as they received their "I Voted" sticker, each of them so proud of being a part of something so much bigger than themselves and our quiet community

Submit Your Election Day Photos!

Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents

Even for kids far below the voting age, it's been a long road to Election Day. Now that the time for casting ballots is finally here, many parents are...

My Fellow Republicans: Mitt Romney's Last Secretly Videotaped Speech (Part 2 of 2)

Bill Santiago | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Bill Santiago

Don't tell me self-deportation won't work. My family self-deported to Mexico a few generations back because policies here made them feel unwelcome. So I don't see why Mexicans can't do it

My Fellow Republicans: Mitt Romney's Last Secretly Videotaped Speech (Part 1 of 2)

Bill Santiago | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Bill Santiago

I say, Planet, heal thyself. What I care about is ensuring the rise in American incomes. Because a rising tide will lift all yachts.

Do Genes Predict Voting Behavior?

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

By Evan Charney and William English Dozens of studies in the past few years have linked single genes to whether a person is liberal or conservative,...

3 Ways To Brag Online That You Voted

Daily Dot | Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

There are plenty of reasons to vote: civic duty, desire to better your government, free sticker, get off work for a few hours on a Tuesday....

Four Credit Lessons Inspired From the Presidential Election

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

In the weeks leading up to the election, we've seen a lot of press coverage -- both good and bad -- about each of the candidates. Obama's and Romney's campaigns can actually teach us some lessons about credit.

Do 'Big Data' Elections Make Us Govern Small?

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

Technology has opened the door to a shift in campaign strategy: Now, you can win small. The problem is, you have to govern big.

What I Hope All Parents Do on Election Day

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If he were president, my 7-year-old son told me, there would be no more wars. There would be no more robberies -- and nobody would get sick or hurt. He wouldn't let anybody die, either. What was so wonderful about it to me was that in his 7-year-old mind, being an elected official meant taking care of others.

The Privilege Of Detachment

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

As this dramatic season of political contests culminates in today's election, there are those who will predicate their privilege by choosing to abstain from voting. I am unimpressed.

Regarding New Jersey Electronic Voting

Alex Palombo | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Maybe this "fax and email" election in New Jersey can a testing ground for future voting -- if this works well and security measures can be put in place, maybe this hurricane voting Plan B can become a more convenient, inclusive and accessible voting method for elections to come.

Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Away From Polls

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate David Rosa was turned away from the polls on Tuesday because a database said that he had already voted, according t...

Kids Ask Americans To 'Vote For Me Until I Can'

Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

In a push to encourage voter turnout, Manhattan Country School's 5- and 6-year-olds are asking you to "Vote for Me Until I Can." "I would like to b...

Asian Americans: The Up-for-Grabs Electorate

Mee Moua | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

In an election season where winners and losers will be determined by the slimmest of margins, my own experience tells me that those who continue to overlook the Asian American and Pacific Islander voting bloc do so at their own peril.

Reality Check for CEOs Pressuring Workers to Vote for Romney

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Odds are pretty high that your favorite candidate, Mitt Romney, is going to lose, and the other guy will get re-elected. If I were you, I would start lowering the temperature now or risk getting on the bad side of the winner.

Columnist Navarrette Betrays Voters, Latinos, and Himself

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 01.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

It is astonishing that anyone would take this stance in 2012, let alone one of the nation's most prominent Hispanic journalists.

10 Essential Voting Tips!

Steven Weber | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Steven Weber

Now that everyone is empowered by social media to behave in ways they've always wished they could but which vague morality and actual physical, tactile contact with human beings has in the past prevented, here are some ways to make the act of voting more exciting!

Even This Guy Is Having Trouble Voting Thanks To Sandy

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Confusion, long waits as storm-hit New Yorkers go to vote * New York, New Jersey move to help voters cast ballots * N....