Campaign clatter is about to crescendo after more than two years of chatter. Are you tired of hearing the same old, same old facts, debates, accusations and cries volleyed between candidates and their supporters?
It's a sin and a shame that in 2012 we are still fighting the same battles for voting rights that have been going on since the nation was founded and facing some of the same Jim Crow-era voter suppression tactics we hoped were dead and buried after the Civil Rights Movement.
Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.
MTV is taking it upon themselves to "get the vote out" with an online game. A play off of fantasy sports, the game will be a "Fantasy Election," where players will draft a team of candidates either running for the presidency or for Congress.
To the extent that money is heavily influencing campaigns, democracy takes a hit. We need a solution that does not depend on new laws or the Supreme Court. Fortunately, such a solution is available: voting.
Iit's time to haul out the old crystal ball and attempt to predict what's going to happen. If you hate these types of speculative wonktastic articles, then I strongly advise you to just close this article right now.
If you are an American and believe the system is broken -- how are you going to fix it without finding people to get into positions to help you do it? Isn't that what voting is about? Isn't this what made our system so special in the first place?
The less said about the Iowa straw poll the better, actually. Wisconsin could prove to be a much better weathervane in terms of predicting which way the political winds will be blowing, come next year.
Because music players can take on nearly any function imaginable now, the sky is the limit in terms of what they can do. To find out what music fans want them to do, we launched the first Untapped Apps poll a few months ago.
It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.