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Why Candidates Shouldn't Ignore Asian-American Voters

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are a fast-growing population, and as a voting bloc, their numbers have nearly doubled since 2000, but political candidates continue to ignore them, according to a new study.

Bill Clinton Returns To Arkansas To Energize Voters

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas on Monday for two days of rall...

Kendall Jenner Just Made A Really Good Point

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Model Kendell Jenner, who rose to fame as a member of the Kardashian clan, proved just how easy it is to register to vote, even for Americans not in t...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

The Dictatorship of Consumption

Jacques Attali | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jacques Attali

Forgetting the real world is never a good omen. It always come to mind. It is therefore urgent to reconnect with it. It is even what we should first teach to children: Commodity consumption should no longer be the ultimate goal of our societies, and all work should be an art of creation. We are far from it.

Ballot-Measure Wording Often Unclear, Incomplete

Hilary Gowins | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Issues with neutrality in wording choices are just one part of the battle when it comes to ballot measures. Missing or incomplete information is another issue that can taint voter decision-making.

Voice Analytics: Stripping Politicians Bare?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

I'm standing in the election booth, ready to select America's next president. It's Tuesday, November 8, 2016. I've been barraged by polling and am s...

Got Science? Reasons for Hope About Political Polarization

Seth Shulman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Seth Shulman

In America, science and democracy were forged together from the start. It's no accident that Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, and George Washington were all citizen scientists. It has proved a powerful partnership ever since.

America: How We Look Now

Jessie Tromberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessie Tromberg

The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate American independence, always makes me remember the old Saturday Evening Post magazine with its cover paintings of idyllic American life. Last month -- on June 3, to be precise -- I believe I actually lived one of those covers.

Eric Cantor's Defeat - The Tyranny of the Tiny Few

Richard Greener | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Greener

Looks like the pundits are all wrong, again. Looks like all the analysis is once more misplaced and incorrect. Eric Cantor did not lose to a Tea Party groundswell.

California Primary Was a Striking Display of Voter Apathy

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jessica Levinson

There are about 17.7 million registered voters in California and just over 3.2 million cast a ballot in the June 3 elections. Over 38 million people live in the state, so each person who voted essentially weighed in on behalf of almost 12 others.

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

How Would You Live On the Minimum Wage?

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.12.2014 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

This post starts with a question because the answer could determine how you might vote in Congress (or for Congress) on the proposition that the curre...

Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

How can otherwise uninsurable voters proudly support candidates opposing universal healthcare? Are such voters simply unintelligent? Even more puzzling, how can voters receiving food stamps or other governmental assistance proudly claim to be "anti-government"?

Keystone Politics

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Early in the 2012 election cycle, the American Petroleum Institute warned that opposition to Keystone XL would bear huge political consequences. Pro-Keystone candidates and their supporters spent $11 million on campaign ads in 18 races. They lost all of them. Every senator who cast a vote against Keystone XL was reelected.

Got a Voter ID?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Do you have a government-issued identification card? Like a driver's license? Yes? Well, so do I. But not everyone does. And when it comes to voting, "most of us do," should not be sufficient.

Most States Improve Election Performance: Report

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vo...

Rejecting Keystone XL is Good Politics As Well As Good Policy

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Gene Karpinski

Despite all the bluster and spin you're hearing from the fossil fuel industry, Keystone XL likely won't be the determining factor in a single congressional race this year.

Why Should You Vote? Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Why? We're glad you asked. We've got five reasons why you should vote in the election today (if you haven't already). So read these and get to your nearest polling location to cast your vote.

Red, Blue, and Purple States Agree: Limit Carbon Pollution

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

With critical mid-terms approaching, some GOP strategists are trying to say that Republicans will benefit in midterm elections if they go on record opposing efforts to clean up our air and protect future generations from climate change. They are wrong.

Rand Paul: GOP Needs 'Transformation' To Become 'A New Republican Party'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had some prescriptions for the Republican Party in an interview with Glenn Beck on The Blaze that aired Thursday. Though Pa...

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

New Latino Polling Provides Roadmap to Victory for 2014 Candidates

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

There is landslide of support for climate action, and smart candidates will take note. Latinos represent the largest segment of new voters outside of young people. Twelve million Latinos voted in 2012 -- 10 percent of the electorate -- and that is expected to double by 2030.

Key Dates for Voters Before the March Primary

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Are you registered to vote? Do you know when early voting starts? Absentee voting? We've compiled the important dates for the March 18 primary in today's chart.

New Year's Resolution

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The enemies of climate science are real and not giving up. We can't fight them dollar for dollar, but we have voters on our side.