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Voter Suppression Insults Democracy

Chris Williams | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

It shouldn't be an arduous endeavor to cast your vote in this country. Why are Republicans so defiant in letting citizens vote? They claim to be the party of values and virtue, which is quite the feigned juxtaposition.

Dispatch From South Florida, Democracy's Inaction

Meredith Bagby | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami
Meredith Bagby

Bring a flashlight, two sandwiches, plenty of water, a fold-out chair and a wide-brimmed hat. Do not attempt this feat if you are elderly, can't stand for long periods of time or have a heart condition. No, you are not climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -- you are going to vote in South Florida.

The Most Important Reason Vets Should Vote: Politicians Don't Seem To Care

Chris Marvin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

However, a growing military-civilian divide in this country leaves an impression that the veteran voter might not be as savvy as a civilian, and that candidates might not concern themselves with this population.

Share Your Voting Experience With The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Did you vote? How did it go? The Huffington Post wants to hear your voting experiences. Email us at with your stories...

Why They Care: A View of the American elections from India

Sandip Roy | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Sandip Roy

Obama in 2008 was making history, not just in America but around the world. In 2012 it's just an American election whether Obama wins or Romney pulls a surprise.

Biden Leaves Door Open For Running Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden voted Tuesday morning in Greenville, Del., at Alexis I. DuPont High School. He waited about 11 minutes in line, according to ...

PHOTOS: Which Candidate Makes The Best Seat Mate?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel

Some of the most popular politicians in the country aren't up for election on Tuesday, a new survey of fliers reveals. Working from a poll of more ...

Living and Dying by Who's President

Erich Origen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Erich Origen

I was just talking to an uneducated older white man (the sole demographic going all in for Romney) who told me he's voting for Romney -- but doesn't really care either way, because he doesn't "live and die by who's president."

Community Superheroes Assemble -- Get Out the Vote This Election Day!

Mac Grambauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mac Grambauer

November 6 is about more than one candidate or one ballot measure or even one outcome. It's about every eligible citizen taking responsibility for the power they've been given and using it. It's about making our voices heard. It's about more than ourselves.

E-Day in New York

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.

The Vote: Helping Children for Over 100 Years

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

We owe it to our voting rights champions of our past, the children we care for today, and our common future to make the tough decisions and vote.


Michael Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Moore

The bankers and corporate chiefs are planning an historic victory party. If Romney wins, their goal of complete corporate control of the three branches of government will be complete. Trust me, if they succeed, we may never get it back.

The Choice: Recovery or Reversal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Never before have the differences been starker between President Obama and his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, whi...

A Vote Against Despair

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

My first obligation today is to protect my communities -- this country and this world are my communities -- from catastrophe. Then comes the next obligation: either changing that party or finding another outlet for political action.

Kids Talk Presidential Election in Iowa

Ethos Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Ethos Magazine

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Meeker Elementary School in Ames, Iowa, spoke with us after casting their ballots in a mock election Oct. 26.

Time for a Visit to the Woodshed

George T. Haley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
George T. Haley

I have been politically active since my college days as a member of the University of Texas Young Republicans. This year, I am supporting President Obama and all the Democratic candidates for whom I can vote. The Republican Party has crossed the Rubicon.

Whatever It Takes -- If You Can, Vote!

Michael Winship | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The illustrated cover of this week's issue of The New Yorker magazine says it all. Titled "Undeterred," it shows a determined flood survivor in water up to his backpack, shining his flashlight through the darkness onto a sign: "Vote Here Vote Aqui."

Mitt Romney's Not-So-Magical Mystery Tour

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

One day to go, and all politically obsessed Americans have paper bags on standby to breathe into if their side tanks. Who votes, where and in what numbers will determine the outcome of this election.

Please Vote!

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

Vote! Could you imagine having a president who actually has stated that, to him, corporations are people! Isn't that enough to get you out of your seats?

'Corporations Are People' and They Don't Want You to Vote

Adam Levin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

It's hard to miss the coincidence: those who want to limit voting hours and demand stricter voter ID protocols also believe that corporations are people.

Charge Up and Vote: Two Election Day Playlists

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Election Day is tomorrow, and you can use your playlists to supercharge as you get out and vote. Find tunes that will charge you up with the right energy and send you the motivational message you need to be hearing, as well as reward you for doing something good and important.

The ONE Video You Need to See Before You Vote

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

In the words of Sensata worker Dot Turner, who worked hard at the same job for 43 years and yet will likely spend Election Day filing for unemployment for the first time: "It's going take all of us as Americans to stand up and say, 'No more.'"

Why the Citizens Who Can Should Vote and Why 96 Million Citizens May Not

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The religion of civic responsibility and duty has atrophied. There has been a decline in both the quality of education and the quality and quantity of civic education in the schools, only now beginning to be righted.

The Voter Suppression We Ignore at Democracy's Peril

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

To date, nearly six million formerly-incarcerated Americans are disenfranchised. This is a massive injustice, to be sure, but the real story is that these felony disenfranchisement laws that target former offenders are being enforced in 2012 in key states where they were not in 2008.

Yes on 30 & No on 32: Moving California Forward

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

Propositions 30 and 32 are pivotal for the future of education, public safety and the voice of hard-working families in our state. They both carry major implications for the future of California.