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Towering Trump, Tumbling Expectations

Madelynne Wager | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Madelynne Wager

Let's use the surprising success of Mr Trump's campaign as a wake up call to start expecting more from America again. After all, and even though he is not fit to deliver it, his presence in the race tells us we're hungry for positive, systematic change.

The Black Box: Voting Machines

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?

A Consciousness Revolution

Morgan Adams | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
Morgan Adams

We have always had the power to make our government reach its highest potential; & trust me, it goes a lot further than the hand outs & bail outs they use to keep us quiet. What will you read? Who will you reach out to? What will you learn? What will you do? Share with us!

These 11 Illinois Counties Have More Registered Voters Than Eligible Residents

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Because of Illinois' rocky political past, people sometimes make jokes about deceased residents voting, and Chicago and Cook County are generally cite...

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

Experts Can't Agree On Whether Voting-Booth Selfies Will Destroy Democracy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

A recent ruling out of New Hampshire has election-law experts wondering out loud whether the ballot selfie is the next great threat to American democ...

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

A Psychologist's Open Letter to U.S. Voters

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. Craig Malkin

Politicians are groomed by us--by our applause, by our polls, by our votes. Whatever you seem to love or hate, they'll embrace or reject. So be careful what you applaud or attack. That what's they -- and all the little future leaders watching them -- will think you want in a leader.

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

Climate Change This Week: Cap and Trade Comes, Delta Danger and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

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

Does the Republican Party Want Me?

Lori Janjigian | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Lori Janjigian

As our time together progressed, I started to get a little disappointed. Sometimes I felt ignored. You seemed more interested in your extreme right-wing friends than you were in me.

How to Steal a Democracy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy. How can this be done?

Reviving Pre-Citizen Suffrage

Nadeem Mazen | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Nadeem Mazen

This summer we will propose sensible legislation in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the benefit of those on the long path to citizenship. Learning from past attempts at similar reform in Cambridge, we believe that extending the vote to documented residents is within the realm of possibility.

The Voting Rights Act Turns 50: A Look Back to Take the Right Steps Forward

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 was introduced in June to put teeth back into the VRA and restore the preclearance requirement by modernizing the coverage formula. While Congress has yet to schedule a hearing date on for this legislation, it is important to continue using other avenues to protect voting rights.

Why Us 'Fat Pigs' And 'Slobs' Won't Vote For Donald Trump

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Janet Eve Josselyn

In the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015, Donald Trump failed to retract or even apologize for calling some women "fat pigs" and "slobs." When questioned by Megyn Kelly about whether he was part of the "war on women," Trump responded that he didn't "frankly have time for total political correctness." Apparently, misogyny is a time saver. Who knew?

You're Never Too Young to Vote

Paul Czajak | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Paul Czajak

Involvement is the key at any age, as it raises children's sense of pride and fills them with the feeling that they can make a difference. I was talking about voting with my wife when my son, who was seven years old at the time, overheard and asked me about voting.

50 Years Later, Let's Renew The Voting Rights Act

Page Gardner | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Page Gardner

We stand with the President and other defenders of equality in urging protection of the Voting Rights Act. Let's be clear: The recent laws passed in many states to restrict voting rights are not about reducing "voter fraud." They are meant simply to erect barriers to voting for people of color.

50 Years After The Voting Rights Act, Here's How Far We Still Have To Go

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

On this day in 1965, people rejoiced as civil rights activists helped to pass the Voting Rights Act. The bill promised to protect the rights...

The Voting Rights Act: Commemorate Its 50th Anniversary by Restoring It

Allegra Chapman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

Numerous acts -- killings of Michael Brown and others, persistence by some in waving the confederate flag high, the burning of Black churches -- indicate that the ideals of our American society have not yet fully born out, and that there is more we need to do to establish a just society in which all have a say.

The Original Voter Suppression Data: The Numbers Behind the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Jon Sherman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Jon Sherman

As we commemorate this singular achievement of the Civil Rights Movement and think about the inspiring stories of the people who worked to pass this legislation, the Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) sought to revisit the numbers behind the VRA's most innovative and transformative provision.

Universal Voter Registration and the Future of Voting Rights

Alex Padilla | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Alex Padilla

The progress made possible by the Voting Rights Act is undeniable. But as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we still have work to do. Voting rights are once again under attack. We must remain committed.

The Fight For Voting Rights Is Our Fight Today

Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Bernie Sanders

It is an embarrassment that the Republican-led Congress has refused to consider legislation to repair that damage to the Voting Rights Act. We are facing a two-pronged attack on our democracy -- unlimited money poured into the political process, paired with the systematic suppression of the vote.

Voter Suppression Is an Assault Against Humanity

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Whatever functions to abridge or diminish the sense of responsible agency in our fellow human beings is an assault against the whole human race. Thus, voter suppression and the oppressive intention out of which it arises are an assault against humanity.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Pearl Korn

history and search for a direction to a better future for our country. The choice is clear, and it is ours. We cannot continue down this dead end road to economic ruin.