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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 03.27.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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.

The Time Has Come

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

This week another round of polls confirmed once again that Americans support climate action. NRDC Action Fund and NRDC commissioned a survey from Publ...

Message to the Tea Party: Stop Trying to Drown Our Government

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

After the debacle of the government shutdown, it's no surprise GOP lawmakers are pouncing on the botched rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act. Wh...

An Occasionally Informed Public Misses Too Much

Pablo J. Boczkowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Pablo J. Boczkowski

What we have then is a stark disparity between servings of political news by the media and a lack of political news appetite in consumers.

Re: Gov. Shutdown; An Appeal to Paul Krugman and the NY Times: Stop Being Polite, It's Time to Expose Extremist Religion's Threat to Our Democracy

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

For almost 9 years I've been warning Huffington Post readers of the danger religious right fundamentalist activism is to our country. With the advent ...

Another State Sued Over Controversial Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

The Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit Monday to get rid of Tennessee's voter ID law, calling the legislation unconstitutional and unfair t...

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

I Am Luscious, and Other Campaign Slogans

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

How can we get more people excited about political issues and campaigns? Many political campaigns feel like one long infomercial; politicians tell us why they are "open-hearted," "gentle," "warm," or "fantastic," just to pick a few dishes from the breakfast options.

This is When America Got Serious About Confronting Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

President Obama laid out a climate action plan on Tuesday that will dramatically reduce global warming pollution and expand the clean energy economy...

City Lowers Voting Age To 16!

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. ...

Warning: Duplicate Voters Are Fewer Than They Appear

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Virginia's voting rolls are far from perfect, but making outlandish claims does nothing to improve them. We must remember: people listed on the rolls after they have moved or died does not equate to those people voting, but removing someone improperly takes away his or her right to vote.

16-Year-Olds Might Vote In This MD City

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One Maryland city is considering an amendment to lower its voting age to 16, which would make it home to America's youngest voters. T...

Who Can Stop the People?

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

What is needed the most for the progressive movement is the establishment of congressional watchdog groups, each representing one of the 435 congressional districts in America.

Craig Newmark's big issues for craigconnects in 2013

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Nothing I do is altruistic the way I look at things; it just feels right. A nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

Army Lessons Learned and the Vote

Harold Ross | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

My vote is not a Christmas gift, some toy or clothing item that I'm allowed to play with or wear from time to time. It is learned, informed and dedicated to the self-evident truth that fair and equal citizenship for American men and women is inherent in the American dream.

Why Facts Are Not Enough

Lee LeFever | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media
Lee LeFever

It's easy to assume that facts can stand on their own, that the mere existence of fact will win any argument or change someone's mind. But facts need help. If we want facts to be more powerful and effective, we need to consider how we package and explain them.

Real America?

David Trumble | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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