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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.

Thousands of Presidential Primary Votes Already Cast Are Not Being Officially Counted

Scott Baker | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Scott Baker

The current primary/caucus system is complicated, prone to error, corruptible and now, it seems, perhaps prone to discounting even those who legitimately cast their votes.

Server problems

Tom Falco | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Poor Hillary Clinton and her server problems. It's getting bad....

A Cautionary Tale: TxDOT harms The People

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I'm sharing a letter I wrote to the person in charge of toll roads for the Texas Highway Department last month. I was born and raised in Texas. Afte...

An Open Letter to Donald Trump Supporters. Seriously.

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Craig Tomashoff

Since The Donald probably won't have time to explain himself to me, I am counting on you to show me what I'm missing.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Spiral, Big Oil Cleaning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity in the Boreal are wood frogs that freeze in winter, thaw in s...

Voter ID on Trial: A Poll Worker's Day in Court

Carrie Scherpelz | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Carrie Scherpelz

I had agreed to testify in a federal trial challenging a series of new election laws in Wisconsin. Why me? From my perspective as a voter registration volunteer and poll worker, I bore witness to the fact that these laws have deterred qualified citizens from registering and voting.

Hillary Now Loses to Trump in Polls. Bernie Beats Trump by 10.8 Points.

David Pakman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
David Pakman

For months, Bernie Sanders has told audiences across the country that he is the best candidate to face Donald Trump based on polls that simulate a hyp...

Does My Vote Count?

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Yvonne B Garris

Now that we are in the middle of election season there are so many television commercials trying to persuade us one way or the other.

The Horror Of Discovering Who Your Co-Workers Are Voting For

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.20.2016 | Comedy

Listen, people are going to vote for Trump. It's a horrifying thought, but it's not surprising. We know it will happen. The truly surprising horror oc...

World Peace BBQ Ribs

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.19.2016 | Taste
Elaine Ambrose

The adults at our recent family BBQ will cancel each other's votes in the next presidential election. Yet we were all able to come together and eschew politics to chew on the best ribs in the whole world. And no one was offended, criticized, or shot -- and that's always a goal at my dinner parties.

Misogyny Is a Window That Goes Up and Down

Lori Day | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Lori Day

2016 is the year I have realized that the men on the other side of the window are not all religious or political conservatives. Many of them are liberal in their worldview and the champions of progressive causes.

Millennial Voters Will Deliver Hillary Clinton the White House

David Cahn | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
David Cahn

Millennials are often ridiculed in the mainstream media. We're called narcissistic, irrational, stupid, selfish and self-centered. Maybe then it's a cruel twist of fate then, that we're the only thing left standing between Donald Trump and the White House.

The Green Party and LGBTQIA+ Rights

Michael Dennis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Dennis

The arc of justice for LGTBQIA+ persons is intersectional with other realms that we as Greens care about.

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

Could the U.S. Become a Multi-Party Nation? Emerging Factions and the Electoral College

Carl Nettleton | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

While the U.S. allows multiple parties to participate in the political system, it is, and always has been, a system dominated by two political parties...

Queering the Vote

Steven Mele | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Mele

"Queering" the issues is not so much an action to be done but a recognition that as queer people we face many challenges and oftentimes need extra support because we are queer.

Let's Tell the Truth About Voter ID Laws

Jane Devin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Jane Devin

Voter ID laws are not meant to save the nation from the imagined blight of voter fraud. They are meant to benefit the coffers of law enforcement, who can go after poor voters for unpaid fines, and they are a boon to collection agencies, who can attempt to collect on old debts with added interest.

Blessing the Hands That Cast the Ballots

Jim Burklo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Jim Burklo

If ever there was a season for progressive-hearted people to urge their friends and neighbors to vote, this would be it.