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Californians Call for a Grand Jury Investigation of the Primary

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel is taking declarations from Californians, to show a jury of their peers the various ways in which voters were disenfranchised.

Climate Change This Week: Fossil Fuels Are Costing the US & World, Raising Royalties, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this cool leafy gecko from...

Snagged Votes In Los Angeles

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

In California, people who identify as 'independent' register as No Party Preference, however, they are allowed to vote for president using a special Democratic, American Independent Party, or Libertarian crossover ballot in counties which opted to use them.

Voting Ethics And The Lesser Evil

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Howard J. Curzer

Because both Clinton and Trump are quite unpopular, even within their own parties, many Republican and Democratic voters will face an unpalatable choice in November.

Congressional Black Caucus-Centuries Of Systemic Segregation and Discrimination Disenfranchise Black Communities; Not Proposed Open Primaries!

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

As a Black mom, an active voter and for the most part, a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I was very disappointed to read that the CBC opposes changes in the Democratic Party platform.

Bernie-ites, Ten Reasons To Work For Hillary

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

OK all you Bernie-ites. Bernie said he'd vote for Hillary, and if you want a revolution your hard work begins now. You have to keep being "a player" by staying in the game with Hillary.

This User-Friendly Tool Gets You In The Know Before You Vote

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

With the presidential primary election looming, Chicago public school teacher Megan Augustiny introduced her high school civics students to BallotRead...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Emergency, Pope Francis Inspires Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unique biodiversity, like this furry Javanese beetle, is ...

Brexit Is What Happens When People Don't Take Voting Seriously

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

The people of the UK are realizing how significant and complicated their #Brexit "oops" moment is, and many want a do-over.

Congress: Protect Every American's Right To Vote This November

Dale Ho | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Dale Ho

This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Not coincidentally, 17 states will have new restrictions on voting in effect that were not in place during the last presidential election.

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

​27.3 Million Latinos Will Vote In November​―​Here's What They're Thinking

ELLE | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Every 30 seconds, a Latino citizen turns 18 and becomes a potential voter. This might not seem surprising—Latinos are the country's fastest growing ...

Why I Voted For Bernie When Hillary Is Actually My Favorite Candidate

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When you think of voting, most likely you consider it a hard-won right. That's why I don't take voting lightly -- I vote in every election, even those in which I know my candidate can't win. So it may seem strange that in this past democratic primary I gave my vote away -- I gifted it to my three sons.

Climate Change This Week: Killer Crops, No More Fossil Fuel Subsidies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Sheltering Beautiful Biodiversity, such as this Common Indian Crow Butterfly cater...

Workers Supporting Trump Is Like Chickens Supporting Colonel Sanders

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

It's about more than just a list of issues. Trump preys on working-class Americans' anxieties about their stagnant wages and crumbling dreams and turns those anxieties into hatred of immigrants.

Voting Our Conscience Isn't Naive; It's Courageous.

Summer Engman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Summer Engman

Photo: Michael Vadon I'm going to vote for a candidate who represents my values this election year and I'm not going to compromise on that.  I don...

On Fighting the Fight...

Micah D.R. Bower | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Micah D.R. Bower

I love politics. I've always been pretty involved with election cycles. My first presidential election was in 2000. I voted for W. I regret nothing. In 2004, I again voted for W. I regret nothing. In 2008, I was torn between Obama and Hillary, voted Obama in the primary and then again in the general. I regret nothing. In 2012, I voted the crap out of Obama. I regret nothing.

Democracy's Greatest Weapon

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

In the past, political divide surrounded how both sides proposed to solve a problem. Today the divide is more about whether a particular problem is a ...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like 2016?

Micah Conkling | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Micah Conkling

Citizens belonging to a country have a responsibility to be good stewards with the authority they have in civic engagement: this includes the power of individual suffrage. But if that vote cannot be cast in good conscience, it shouldn't be conferred to a candidate at all.

Let's Vote for Sanity

Ovi Demetrian Jr | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Ovi Demetrian Jr

Voting for Gary Johnson means you don't have to vote for the lesser of two evils. You don't have to vote for hate. You can vote for someone you believe in. And we can all make America sane again.

Trump, Follow Nancy Reagan's Advice On Avoiding Something That's Bad for You: 'Just Say No!'

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

My first thought when faced with the fact that Donald Trump was running for president was, "He would be even worse than the spoiled-brat-bully who run...

Deciding to Vote and Other First World Problems

Suzie Abdou | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Suzie Abdou

The decision to vote or not to vote is a first world privilege. Voting, on the other hand, is a right. A right for which people around the world risk their lives.

Donald Trump: The Making of a Monster

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Wheeler

At a moment when our country is facing the very real possibility of electing Donald Trump, it is time to pause the offensive and, as a nation of indiv...

Climate Change This Week: Tragic Drought in Africa & India, New Clean Power Strides, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving the BB: the beautiful biodiversity like this scarlet macaw found in Latin A...

Why Did Clinton Snub Oregon?

Jonathan Bach | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Bach

It might make sense for Hillary Clinton to play the long game and campaign in high-profile locales - but it's a drag the Democratic frontrunner couldn't at least hold a rally in beautiful Oregon before the recent primary here.