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'Oh, So Now You Notice Us?!'

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Harry J. Getzov

It is an inescapable fact: Senior citizens vote. They care. And as the years unfold, with the aging of the baby boomers and the resulting senior demographic explosion, this sector's voting power is going to reach unprecedented levels.

The Election: Agonizing Choices

Jack Rothman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Jack Rothman

That said, this election is a different and frightening one that turns things upside down. I surely don't want to vote for the lesser of two evils. But I feel compelled to halt the greater of the two evils.

We Need Youth to Care

Aaron Miller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Aaron Miller

American youth, the demographic most important to America's future, are often excluded from political processes and omitted from election ballots in just about every way.

Voters Worry About Heckling, Shootings

Annapolis Patch | Anna Staver | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

On Sunday night, two men were shot near the community center, and in June, Orlando Sherman McDaniel, 29, of Annapolis died as a result of gunshots wo...

Voting Matters

Chris Williams | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Williams

The importance of voting is paramount in this 2012 election cycle, because if Americans choose not to fight these vicious voter-ID laws or stay at home once again, the future of the United States will be bleak, and history that we want no part of will be made.

You Can Rescue America's Silenced Time Crunched Voters

Trooper Sanders | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Trooper Sanders

What is the antidote to time silencing the voices of nearly 2.7 million voters? Americans should not only vote on November 6, they should also take practical action as friends, family members, and co-workers leading up to and on Election Day to give busy people in their lives time to vote.

Kafka's America -- or, Getting a Photo ID

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Maria Foscarinis

As election season heats up, state photo ID laws are in the news. Reading some of the coverage, though, it can be hard to fully appreciate the significance of the issues they raise and the potentially enormous impact they can have.

Will Your Vote Be Counted? Ask Election Officials These 4 Questions

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

In an era of increasingly aggressive attempts to suppress voting, there are lots of important questions citizens and journalists should be asking in their communities. One question that's surprisingly easy to answer: How good is your local election board at making sure every vote is actually counted?

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

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.