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The Senate: A Republican 'Landslide'?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Although Republicans will now control 53 percent of the seats in the Senate, these Republican senators actually represent only 46 percent of the American people. It's a strange kind of landslide, indeed.

Duck and Cover: Surviving the Republican 'Purge' to Come

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

My liberal friends and I prepared for Election Day like survivalists. Or like some folks did back in the "duck and cover" days when people had those bunkers supposedly filled with provisions enough to last 'til the radioactive dust settled after the nuclear holocaust we were so sure was just around the corner.

Best Use Ever For Your 'I Voted Today' Sticker

Caurie Putnam | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

Young Voter Fail

Abby Higgs | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Abby Higgs

Young people/progressives/liberals often don't show up for the midterms. According to a Harvard survey released last week, in the 2010 midterms, "less than 1 in 4 voters ages 18 to 29 voted in the 2010 election."

Samantha Lachman

Believe It Or Not, The Election Had Good News For Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Missouri and Montana delivered victories for voting access Tuesday, even as some voters elsewhere were disenfranchised by rest...

Why Not Make Voting Mandatory Like Jury Duty?

Clare Munn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Clare Munn

As a person who makes mistakes and has missed some voting over the years due to not planning absentee ballots in advance, I speak from a crevice of some honesty.

The Election Hangover

Barry Kibrick | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

Nearly 80% of the country is not divided, but actually united on many issues. So why are we always led to believe otherwise? How does this affect us personally and as a nation? And what are we to do about correcting this grand illusion?

10 Things I Learned While Standing in Line to Vote

Julie Niehoff | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Julie Niehoff

The polling place I usually go to -- the local Sheriff's office just down the street -- was closed down this year. So I ventured out to the alternative this time, the local Grocery store, and stood in line. It was boring. It was maddeningly inefficient. It was cold (we extended the line down the frozen food aisle) and it was educational.

Kate Sheppard

Liberal Group Makes Last-Ditch Push For Potentially Pivotal Senate Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive group, is trying to organize a last-minute push to get out voters on a Native American r...

Still I Vote -- and I Hope My Son Will Too

Monique Ruffin | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Voting can be a hassle with all I have to do as a single mom and co-parent. It's even more frustrating with our current gridlocked political climate. And still I vote because our ancestors laid down their lives for me to be able to walk over to my local park with no harassment or thought for my life and cast my vote.

Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

Maya L. Harris | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Maya L. Harris

As the fastest-growing segment of the nation's largest voting bloc and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote, women of color are a key voting bloc with the power to affect electoral and policy outcomes.

Socialist Elected!

Annie Polland | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress.

Turn Out and Turn Up: The Key to Millennial Voting

Courtney Sokol | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Courtney Sokol

I would argue that Election Day should be celebrated as a joyous occasion. What could be a happier event than getting to participate directly in the democratic process?

Are You a Political Extremist?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The results taken together are consistent with a view of the political extremist as thoughtful and confident, not unthinking. This does not mean of course that extreme political positions are necessarily sound or that they are not biased in other ways, but it does raise doubts about the mindless ideologue stereotype.

Dana Liebelson

Republican Congressman Claims Voting Machines Are Rigged

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Virginia Republican congressman and the state’s GOP are claiming they’ve received reports of faulty polling machines in almost two...

Bad News for Politicians Trying to Suppress the Vote

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

Whether it's voter ID laws, onerous registration procedures, limits to early voting or reductions in polling places, the burden falls hardest on the same communities who have always had to fight hardest to cast votes and have them count.

Hey, Millennials: It's Time To Take Back The Midterms

Matthew Keating | Posted 01.04.2015 | Teen
Matthew Keating

Our generation is just now beginning to flex its political muscle, forcing politicians to take into consideration the concerns of our generation. However, this can only be done through active participation.

Christians Can Vote, and More!

Bryan Berghoef | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Bryan Berghoef

Jesus was killed as an enemy of the state. If that is not political, then the word has no meaning. One cannot be properly religious, or at least, religious the way Jesus was religious, and be ignorant of or irrelevant to the ruling powers.

Grandparents, Grand Votes

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

With lawn signs, TV ads, phone calls and more, it's a rich time for grandparents and all older adults to teach young people how important it is to be a good citizen.

You're All Idiots, So Vote

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It's nothing new to feel like our intelligence is being questioned. There has always been a sense that we're being talked down to and that most of what is said is gibberish to placate and appease us without really saying anything of substance.

97-Year-Old Gets U.S. Citizenship, 'Honored' To Vote For First Time

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

This woman is almost a century old, but it isn't too late for her to take advantage of all her new citizenship has to offer. Chenyi Pan, 97, spent ...

Making Our Voices Heard, Number One Reason for Latinos to Vote

Dulce Saenz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Dulce Saenz

With everyone eagerly anticipating the results of the elections on Nov. 4th, it's becoming clear that the Latino community wants to make a statement by showing up at the voting booth.

Election Day With (Fictional) Rep. Angie Antonelli

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 01.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

The Senate is in danger of turning over to the Republicans, which means we'd have Republicans in charge of the entire Congress and only President Obama's veto pen to defend equality and economic justice for working families.

Campaign Time

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We need to have open discussions on campus, not about each and every issue (there isn't time), but about the need to think critically regarding voting. Teaching students to look at the issues and the candidates is important, it is also difficult.

Passing the Midterm (Election, That Is)

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Aryanna Prasad

As a Political Communications major and a political junkie, I've adjusted my expectations for debates. Debates do not help you decide who to vote for -- they reaffirm your belief in the candidate you've already chosen.