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Lies Divide, Truth Unites

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Banksters are using the Big Tarp Lie to pander for the vote of Senator Scott Brown and others. This lie must be beaten back by all of us like whack-a-mole every time it rears its ugly head. Here it is broken down.

A First Glimpse at November's Fireworks

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

For the millennial generation, this 4th of July weekend is about more than barbecues, fireworks, and celebrating America's 234th year of independence...

Perfecting a More Perfect Union

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

My father was a 100 percent disabled veteran of World War II. He left home a healthy man in the prime of life and returned seriously disabled by a br...

Is Online Voter Registration the Future?

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

Six states have now transitioned to online voter registration, and their taxpayers, voters and election offices are all reaping the benefits.

Pak's Co-Efficient of Sketchiness

Jane Pak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jane Pak

The sketchiness of an individual is measured, like the skewness of any given real-valued variable, by the combination of several dimensions of behavior.

Revolutionary Idea: Stop Marching, Start Voting

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

It's time for Latin Americans to engage with the political system and show demonstrable success, not by marching, but by enacting legislation.

The Census and Democracy: Maryland Fixes a Major Error

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Maryland will now count people in prison where they actually live, not where they are confined. This first-in-the-nation law will improve the fairness and accuracy of Census data used to draw legislative boundaries.

Stadiums: Proof That America Values Selfishness Over Morals

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gil Laroya

Rememer the good old days, when neighbors helped neighbors? When your fellow man was there to help you or to be helped by you? When we all pulled toge...

Polling Place Problems Today in LA (VIDEO)

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

Volunteer poll watchers have taken it upon themselves to monitor problematic precincts, and have already encountered disenfranchised voters.

The Citizens Have Voted

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Rothman

The citizens have voted; they've cast their lot We're sure they voted, who knows for what? They vote to the left, then switch to the right On what the...

Economics College Courses Makes You More Republican

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Taking an economics course in college may have swayed your political leanings, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve's Bank Of New York. In ...

Ohio's Issue One: A Jobs Program America Should Notice

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

Between now and May 4th, Ohioans will vote on Issue One: a spectacular jobs program. It is an urgent reason to go to the polls.

Preferential Voting: Another Democracy Lesson from Australia

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Democracies benefit from people expressing themselves freely and openly. I mentioned previously that a successful democracy is one where people vote ...

A lesson from Australia where voting is a requirement

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

A successful democracy is one where people vote and their vote has meaning. In 2008's presidential election, the US voter turnout was about 57%, the ...

Homeless in Columbia: Photo ID and the Silent Voting Bloc (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.

Waffles Shouldn't Be on the Menu Today: Loretta Sanchez Needs to Stand Up for Families on Health Care Now

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While there are reasons not to like the health reform bill, none are good enough to stand in the way of an estimated 32 million people gaining health insurance.

Proportional Representation Is Like a Box of Chocolates : You Never Know What You're Going to Get

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

If a party asks you to vote for it, it should be able to tell you what it will do with the power. But if we had proportional representation, it wouldn't be able to, because it wouldn't know.

Degrading Citizenship

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

One largely unreported aspect of the recently completed Iraqi elections that I find deeply troubling is the fact that polling places were set up across the U.S. providing Iraqi-Americans the opportunity to vote.

Tennessee Debates Bill To Require Proof Of Citizenship To Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --People would be deterred from registering to vote if required to show proof of citizenship, say opponents of the proposal that...

Can Senator Ashburn Keep His Job Now That We Know He Is Gay?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Do we really think that Ashburn can do his job now that we know he is gay? While admitting he is gay, he maintains his commitment to the undermining of gay rights.

A Poll Is Not a Vote

Elizabeth Westling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Westling

So many political pundits claim to know what "We, the People" want. They claim to have polled a sufficient number of folks from every walk of life and to know error what it is the people desire.

Illinois Primary 2010: Chicago's Voter Turnout A Record Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While officials knew on Feb. 2 that voter turnout in Illinois was not good, the final numbers in Chicago ended up being the worst ever for a non-presi...

Scott Lee Cohen Shows the Need for Runoffs in Primary Elections

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Scott Lee Cohen's 26% victory in a six-man race has shown the danger of our plurality elections. When anyone can win with 26% of the vote... anyone can win.

Barack One Year Later: Open Letter to Young America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.

Voting Rights Section Battle: Controversial Bush Appointee Reassigned

The American Prospect | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometime during Christmas week, Christopher Coates, the chief of the Voting Rights Section of the Justice Department, was quietly reassigned to an 18-...