The first absentee overseas ballots have been returned for the New Hampshire presidential primary. The Pew Center on the States reports that 25 of the 163 ballots sent to overseas military and civilian voters have been returned.
Protesters in the streets often shout the slogan, "Power to the People." The people already have the power to change and improve our society by removing from office those elected officials who have failed in their obligations.
"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.
I voted on Tuesday. I climbed up the steps of the building where the voting took place, signed in, and voted. Democracy in action. But imagine if you needed someone to carry you up and down the stairs.
We're approaching a time where states and cities will have an easy decision to make: uphold majority rule in one election or keep a plurality voting system that delivers questionable results and broken politics.
Saturday was "move your money" day. Wall Street banks won't tell how many customers they lost. But depositors, more than 78,000 of whom pledged to make the move, made their point. They voted differently. They voted with their feet and their wallets. And they won.
Why Tuesday? is relaunching for the 2012 cycle with an event broadcast live from the Newseum. We will be officially unveiling our new website, a new video, our 2012 Candidate Challenge, and we're hosting a live panel discussion about your right to vote.
As an average American I believe it is our duty to ensure that democracy works as our forefathers intended it. Each person needs to vote for what is best for him or her in their current financial condition, not in the situation they wish to be in 20 years from now.
Tonight, the candidates on stage will not discuss the bill passed just last week by the House that would make it legal for hospitals to allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion if it would save her life.