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Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

The National Voter Registration Act Turns 21!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Our democracy is at its strongest when it includes as many voices as possible. This week, we're celebrating the NVRA for 21 years -- and counting -- of protecting and enhancing the nation's voter registration process, including ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters.

Climate Change This Week: Ice Sheet Collapse, Solar Africa, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 15, 2014 How unusu...

Rand Paul: Voter ID Is Great, Just Don't Talk Too Much About It

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes voter ID laws are perfectly fine, just as long as Republicans don't speak too loudly about them. The Kentucky Repub...

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"?

Climate Change This Week: US Climate Report Card, Climate Action Day and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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.

Whither the Midterm Swing Voter? Not So Fast

Nick Gourevitch | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Nick Gourevitch

Is all of the investment in persuasion to come this fall just an enormous waste of money?

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.

Vote for the Other Guy

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

I have encountered many unfamiliar things as a cultural anthropologist in Papua New Guinea (PNG), but none as unfamiliar as politicians urging people to vote for their opponents.

How President Obama Can Improve Our Elections

Jonathan Brater | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Brater

The president may never run for office again, but he still can leave a positive legacy for future elections. Now is the time to put words into action.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

Protecting Voter Choice

Kevin McNamara | Posted 06.29.2014 | Detroit
Kevin McNamara

Activist Robert Davis filed a challenge with the Wayne County Elections Commission to remove my name from the August 5th Primary Election ballot as a ...

The 5 Most Important Findings in the New Harvard Youth Poll

Alex Wirth | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Alex Wirth

By a margin of 3 to 1, young Americans believe the United States should let other counties and the United Nations take the lead in solving international crises.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Representing Neither Great Men Nor Bad Men

John Harrington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
John Harrington

It lights up my natural life that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has once again proven itself to be above human beings, shareholders and other stakeholders in our society by proposing to destroy owners' free speech and protect the rights of authoritarian corporate management.

Climate Change This Week: New Ozone Hole, Wheat Worries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 24 2014 How unusua...

Has the American Education System Failed Today's Students?

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

While I was sitting in my economics class we were discussing how voting works in America. The teacher asked a simple question: "How does voting work?" You could hear crickets in the background.

Why Latinos Should Care About Voting

Eva Longoria | Posted 06.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Eva Longoria

As we enter a new election cycle, the important question is whether we as Latinos will leverage the full extent of our political power?

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Both women and men should vote for elected officials whose actions show that they have the best interests of the citizens and country in mind, but for some reason, they don't.

Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...

Republicans Got 99 Problems, But Voter Fraud Ain't One

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Originally posted on theGrio.com Your browser does not support iframes. Voting should not be a partisan issue, and yet Democratic leaders are the on...

Don't Let the Veteran Voting Support Act Die Again

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Surely the will can be found to ensure our wounded warriors have access to accurate information on voting and are given every measure of assistance to register and cast a ballot that will count.

Improving the Voter Experience

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

With so many important issues facing the electorate this fall and in 2016, voters have a lot at stake. If recent elections are any indication, we can expect older voters to turn out in droves. We want to make sure that these voters -- indeed, voters of all ages -- have a quality experience and an opportunity to exercise their civic responsibility.

Obama To Focus Civil Rights Message On Voting

Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Determined to mobilize midterm Democratic voters, President Barack Obama is issuing an elect...

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...