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How Will Over-60 Lesbians Vote in 2016? It May Surprise You!

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Lara Lillibridge

Lesbians actually think for themselves, and a lot of them think Bernie voices their vision of America. Even though he has no vagina and they really like vaginas. Because life, it turns out, is not just divided by genitalia.

Voting and Disclosing: The How-to's of Responding to Political Questions

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Sharon Schweitzer

With our U.S. primaries making headlines worldwide, political conversations are inevitable. So what's the best way to respond when someone asks you, "Who are you going to vote for?" What do you say when asked, "What's your view about this issue or this proposed legislation?"

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

On Election Season, Not Being a Citizen and Not Having a Vote

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 04.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Barbara Sostaita

There is no question that our lives and our livelihoods suffer from our lack of citizenship status. We are vulnerable and we shouldn't be. But, when we are kept from casting a vote, we find new ways of performing citizenship.

Why I Vote - Participation - Patriotism - Power

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Carlynne McDonnell

I am not always a winner in my choice of candidates or issues. But if everyone voted, then we would truly have "majority wins" elections. By not voting, by being disillusioned, by believing that your vote does not matter you allow governance of our country by a smaller group of people.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Everybody Hates Donald

Christopher Lamb | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Unfortunately for Trump, there aren't as many angry, disenfranchised, white supremacists in the United States for him to win the presidency.

Political Ads Might Not Change Your Vote -- But They May Get You to the Polls

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
The University of Central Florida Forum

What about the voters who are uninformed. Does the "information" in the political ads influence them more than me? Research says that it does.

My Friends and I Went to a Ted Cruz Rally-- Here's What Happened

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I believe that there are a lot of things we do in life not because they will be fun, but just because we want to say we did them. For me, one of those...

A Voter's Work Is Never Done: An Electoral Autopsy

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 03.28.2016 | Chicago
Kanu Iheukumere

Voters demanded more and better from a colluding group of agencies intentionally unresponsive to poor communities and riddled with ineptness. Foxx's nomination is a therefore, not a whereas; a consequence of government malfeasance exposed, not because of Laquan.

New Poll Reveals the Trouble With Voting in 2016, and How to Fix It

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered, speaking up against voter ID laws and the attack on voting rights, and encouraging everyone to vote, regardless of ethnicity or gender.

Voting for Bernie Sanders is a Win-Win for Democrats

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

Bernie Sanders has a better chance of beating the eventual republican nominee, he has better judgement in matters of foreign policy, and he better represents the American public's views on a host of issues important to democrats.

Sound Off: Should Military Spouses Speak Out on Politics?

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Lisa Smith Molinari

On bases around the US, military officials have released guidance on what military folks can and cannot do during this primary election season, citing the laws restricting partisan activity and giving special instructions on social media.

Lobbying Can Be Done Right if it's Done Honestly

Ben Brown | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Ben Brown

Lobbying can be done right if it is done honestly, transparently, and for the people. Take, for example, the percent funding boost the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received in 2011, with $39M going to a new food and safety program.

Climate Change This Week: Frying February, Minimizing Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do These and many other baby animals. Source fluffyfeet at pi...

A Fight for the Very Soul of Our Country

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.20.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

America needs a crash course in civics. More importantly, we need to ingrain an understanding about the rights and responsibilities of citizens into our collective experience.

Almost Disenfranchised

Sadiq Samani | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Sadiq Samani

Today was a long day. I almost lost my vote. I had a feeling of disenfranchisement running through my entire body.New York State (NYS) is a closed pri...

My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

This Is About Voting

Annie Brothers | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Annie Brothers

So this is my message to those of you who don't vote, or who only vote in presidential elections. Not voting isn't a rebellion, it is surrender. We have to play the game and if you don't show up at all, we'll never win.

99 Moms and Ted Cruz Didn't Appeal to One of Them

Jacqueline Miller | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Jacqueline Miller

I am a Mom Life Coach and therefore, all things Mom-related appeal to me. With the 2016 U.S. presidential election looming, I decided to take a look ...

Every Year is an Election Year

Steven Choi | Posted 03.17.2016 | New York
Steven Choi

co-written by NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; Art Chang, board member of NYC Campaign Finance Board; and Steven Choi, executive director of the Ne...

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The snaking line was more than a mile long. Thousands of us had been waiting for hours in the bitter cold to get into Chicago's Auditorium Theatre to ...

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

It's Time to Abolish the Electoral College

Dan Glickman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Dan Glickman

In order to rejuvenate government, the American people must become more active participants in elections. There is no better way to improve participation than to abolish the Electoral College, an unnecessary relic of a bygone era.

Bernie Sanders Represents Real Hope For Puerto Rico

Adrian Brito | Posted 03.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

If you are Puerto Rican, you are probably paying close attention to the Democratic primaries. If you haven't, now it's very important that you do. Why? Because one of the candidates just released the most comprehensive and detailed plan on Puerto Rico so far in the race for the White House.