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Governors Propose Solutions to End Mass Incarceration

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 03.30.2014 | Crime
Inimai Chettiar

While New Jersey has already made progress in lowering the state's prison population and recidivism rates, all while keeping crime down, Christie warned that "we can do better, and we must." Whether Christie's motivation is political or moral, his stated commitment to rolling back mass incarceration deserves recognition.

Republicans Cry Fraud

Jim Worth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Worth

The clarion call from Republicans: Fraud! Using fear in promoting selfish and ultimately destructive policies has become the GOP methodology -- the b...

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Voting Reform Plan All Pomp, Little Circumstance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

It's now pretty much an historical fact that the road to President Barack Obama's re-election ended up running a lot smoother than the hyped-up pundit...

Chelsea Kiene

Obama's Election Commission Offers 'Business As Usual' Without Reform, Activists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's creation of an independent Presidential Commission on Election Administration to address voting problems has sp...

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

Reforming the Filibuster for Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

For anyone who needs the government to function, the filibuster is an obstacle. For undocumented immigrants, it is the reason why many have been offered Deferred Action by the Obama administration.

Share Your Stories of Voter Suppression

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

Recently I've been coming across messages from some of you who say you just want to give up -- there's so much going wrong in America and the world you feel overwhelmed and helpless. So I wanted to meet you here for a moment, face to face -- so to speak -- with a simple three-word response: get over it.

WATCH: Exposing Hollow Defenses of Voter ID Laws

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

2012-08-01-Capture.JPG Are laws aimed at voter fraud really enabling voter suppression?

Republicans Are Using the Democratic Process to Curtail Democracy

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The fraud that actually exists is not in voter identification but rather in the alleged justification for legislation that requires it. There is no epidemic of voters misrepresenting their identity at the polls.

Killing Democracy One Vote at a Time

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.

1 In 8 Voter Registrations Contain Errors

AP | By MIKE BAKER | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Some 24 million voter registrations in the United States contain significant errors, including about 1.8 million dead people still o...

WATCH: NYPD Cops Training Included This Anti-Muslim Movie

| Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

By Sonja Sharp MANHATTAN -- A movie about radical Islam was shown to nearly 1,500 NYPD recruits for up to a year of their training, The New York Ti...

John Celock

New Photo ID, Citizenship, Registration Laws Could Impact 5 Million Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- According to a new report, over five million voters could be denied the right to vote under new laws adopted in a dozen states. The s...

Greed Rules

Henry J. Stern | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

We turn today to one of New York State's oldest oxymorons: Albany ethics. Governor Cuomo has sent an ethics package to the Senate and the Assembly, and is speaking up for it on a statewide tour.

For Public Financing Reform, All Eyes on New York State

David Noriega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Noriega

Constitutionally sound public financing legislation in New York State has deep national implications: it could begin to push back against Citizens United and all the recent losses borne by campaign finance reform around the country.

U.S. Official Warns Of Libyan-Backed Terrorist Attacks

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States is bracing for possible Libyan-backed terrorist attacks, President Obama's top counterterrorism official said on Friday....