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Can We Trust Polls Without Cellphones Anymore?

Brian Stryker | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Brian Stryker

In today's world, quality pollsters must guarantee their polls include cellphones, and poll consumers should demand the same.

Vote Wisely

Jacques Attali | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

The forthcoming municipal elections, within a month from now, should offer the opportunity for exciting and fruitful debates on future ways of living together. Unfortunately, in France, we are still very far from it; only personal squabbles and party differences can be heard.

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

VIDEO: Richard Stallman Discusses A Free Digital Society

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 02.28.2014 | Huffpost Code

On Thursday, February 20th, HuffPost Code hosted Dr. Richard Stallman in collaboration with The New York Tech Meetup and Cooper Union. Stallman is...

Dems Launch National Drive To Expand Voting Access

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

(Adds Republican National Committee statement, paragraphs 11-12) WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - With the help of former President Bil...

Ohio Election Laws Eliminate Opportunities for Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Eliminating the opportunity for voters to register and vote in-person in the same visit and tying the hands of local officials who best understand their community puts party preference ahead of the needs of the Ohioans legislators are supposed to represent.

Civic Engagement and Higher Education: It Is Not Only About Tutoring

Eric Mlyn | Posted 02.27.2014 | Education
Eric Mlyn

When students on our campuses tutor K-12 students,they are engaging in a charitable response to a complicated issue. If we do not teach them, we are conveying that a charitable response is sufficient.

President Bush Was Right

Preeti Vissa | Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime
Preeti Vissa

Think about this: The vast majority of prisoners get out eventually, having paid their penalty, and most emerge with no job, little or no savings, and possibly even no home.

The Future of the (Scared, White) GOP

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological theory supports the idea that conservatives, if threatened, will circle the ideological wagons, embracing rather than moving away from conservative values. Craig and Richeson decided to see if the likelihood of an increasingly diverse racial landscape influences the politics of white Americans, and if so, how.

Mindful Politics

Ira Israel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Ira Israel

It is the electorate's fault that we have allowed corporations to hijack our government, influence politicians to deregulate their industries and then save them when they fail.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

An Open Letter to Tom Perkins

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Danielle Tumminio

But is it possible that there are other things our country should value above money? Is it possible that there are other sacrifices that are worth just as much as monetary ones?

Online Voter Registration: Improving Access to Voting

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Secure online voter registration is a crucial, common sense step in modernizing our nation's voting system, and we're committed to making sure it is available to all eligible voters.

Democrats Abroad 50 Years Old; Making More Impact Every Year

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

The value of our votes -- once denied, now coveted -- increases exponentially with every skin-of-the-teeth Federal election.

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

10 Tips for Effective Participation in the Legislative Process

Sarah Leone | Posted 04.06.2014 | Hawaii
Sarah Leone

Participating in government can be intimidating. Until I started working as a legislative aide in January of this year, I hadn't thought about the leg...

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

The Importance of Tunnel Vision in Fixing the VRA's Coverage Formula

Franita Tolson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Franita Tolson

The proposed bill establishes a new coverage formula that will affect at least four states that have violated federal law in the last fifteen years. Unlike its predecessor, this coverage formula is based on more recent voting rights violations rather than decades old registration and turnout data.

Ryan J. Reilly

Elections Panel Calls On States To Make It Easier To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- States should implement online voter registration and expand early voting in order to reduce long lines at the voting booth, the Preside...

State's Voter ID Law Struck Down By Judge

AP | MARC LEVY and PETER JACKSON | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A nearly 2-year-old requirement that almost all of Pennsylvania's 8.2 million voters must show photo identification before ca...

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawmakers Unveil Proposal Broadening Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate lawmakers unveiled bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would repair -- and broaden -- a key provision of the 1965 V...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...