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Ryan J. Reilly

Hillary Clinton Calls For Automatic, Universal Voter Registration | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton in a speech on Thursday called for universal, automatic voter registration, saying every citizen in the country should b...

Samantha Lachman

Attempts To Limit Voting Rights Stunted As Efforts To Enhance Voting Access Prevail | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of state legislatures are adjourning, and supporters of expanded access to the ballot box may be sighing in relief as they see ...

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Put On Lawsuit Notice Over Declining Voter Registration | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slate of civil rights groups put North Carolina on notice Monday, writing in a pre-litigation letter that the state must meet its vote...

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

When It Comes To Voting, Conservatives Want Some People To Count More Than Others

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The same conservatives who succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act last year are now attacking the principle of one person, one vote. The purpose of both maneuvers is the same, to help Republicans win elections by diluting or suppressing Democratic votes, in particular the votes of black and brown people.

Open Letter to All Potential Mayoral Candidates (A Response Would Be Nice)

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Kenny Imafidon

With a population of more than 8.6 million people, the world's most diverse city is also home to 46 percent of the UK's ethnic minority population and over 300 languages are spoken here.

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

A New Ireland Has Been Born

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

The yes vote has inspired a generation just as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 rising. It has shown us what is possible when we dare to dream and realise our huge power to change reality no matter how impossible it might seem.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

And Yes I Said, Yes, I'll Vote YES

Alice Carey | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Alice Carey

On Friday May 22, I am going home to vote YES to Ireland's historic Marriage Equality Referendum, giving its LGBT citizens the right to marry. As my mother used to say, "I never thought I'd live to see the day."

Samantha Lachman

Lawsuit Asks Tennessee To Stop Standing In The Way Of Ex-Felons' Voting Rights | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

A lawsuit filed earlier this year in Tennessee alleges that the state’s election officials are ignoring court orders to restore voting rights for fo...

The Moment of Impact

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Mackenzie Long

We are rioting in the streets, protesting for the same injustices that have plagued our nation for far too long. We are watching on the news, images of our brothers and sisters, friends and countrymen who do not stand alone in their need to be heard, their need to be answered.

Presidential Candidates Want Latino Voters. Here's What Latinos Want From Them

Jose Calderon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Calderon

The road to the White House is long and filled with challenges, but when it comes to getting Latino voters on your side, here are five essential things that Latino voters want from their next President.

Why Ethiopians Should Vote

Dawit Ayele Haylemariam | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Dawit Ayele Haylemariam

In May 24, 2015 Ethiopians will be going to the polling stations to cast their vote. According to the National Electoral Bored of Ethiopia, out of 43 million Ethiopians of voting age, 34.9 million have been registered to vote.

Paige Lavender

More States Are Authorizing Online Voter Registration. Here's Why That's Great News. | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

Setting up online voter registration could lead to an easier, more accurate and more satisfying experience for voters at little cost, according to a b...

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Professionalizing Legislatures Is a Progressive Policy

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

New evidence suggests that differences in legislature structure at the state level have important implications for representation.

Baltimore, Make Your Vote Count

Allegra Chapman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

Those who applauded Marilyn Mosby's actions on the Freddie Gray case can thank themselves for showing up at the polling place last November and checking that box. (Similarly, those who disagree with her decision can tell themselves, "Next election.") Mosby's announcement is a reminder that votes do have an impact; they can affect day-to-day lives.

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

Millennials Rock the Marriage Debate

Ashley Spillane | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Ashley Spillane

This cultural shift is obviously significant. But where we go from here is just as important. There are 93 million of us in America right now, and as a result, we have the potential to be the most powerful voting bloc in the country. Imagine what we could do if we harnessed that number, and the power that comes with it, into action at the ballot box?

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Samantha Lachman

Four Years Later, Texas Is Still Defending Its Voter ID Law | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require vote...

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: Facebook's Zero Effect on My Presidential Election

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Steve Bevilacqua

Tell Facebook ranters to STFU because they have zero effect on your decision-making process. If they argue, set them free. Unfriend them, block them, cut them loose forever. You can do it.

The Obama Effect: When the President Backs D.C. Statehood, Congress Does, Too

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.21.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

I believe that one of the most effective actions Obama could take in advancing D.C. voting rights would be to publicly reiterate his support for D.C. statehood, this time while the 114th Congress is in session.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...