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Election Day Inspiration from a Woman on the Brink

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

Like the US economy, one bandage of a bailout won't stop the bleeding. Unlike the US economy, the middle class need a lot less help and are, arguably, a much worthier cause.

I Vote for Peace

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

There is no common definition of peace. Instead, it means different things at different times to different people. True peace is a dynamic way of being in the world wherein all are blessed.

Blessings of the Season

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alfred Gingold

I am aware that the world outlook has, by most measures, deteriorated since Nov. 4th. But the light at the end of the tunnel shines on.

Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

J. Kenneth Blackwell, whose administration of the '04 election made Katherine Harris look like Mary Tyler Moore, is pushing to become chair of the RNC. I support his selection wholeheartedly.

Dear Caroline: Say it on YouTube

Bob Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fertik

At a time when virtually the entire American establishment -- political, military, media, financial -- is corrupt, Caroline Kennedy appears untainted.

Last US House Seat Filled on Grave of Stolen 2004 Election

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

This year, the Ohio Secretary of State is Democrat Jennifer Brunner... Brunner repeatedly went to court to defend an expanded right to vote and have as many votes counted as possible.

Don't Turn Obama Into Blair

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

Too many people in the UK remember the hope and subsequent betrayal of New Labour's victory in 1997 when Tony Blair metamorphosed from Bambi to Terminator in his first term.

Harper's "Time Out"

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Steven Harper has forced the national au pair to shut down the parliament and give the opposition a "time out."

The Pro-Choice Future Caught on Video: What is free.will.power?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

While our values are consistent, these changes in technology -- and in the circumstances that shape women's experiences -- call on us to change the ways in which we engage the public.

In Thanksgiving for our (Very Big) Government

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

In light of the tremendous challenges facing our country, I am grateful for a government big enough to help us weather the financial storm.

I'd Love To Choose

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

It has risen up, these days, the desire to fold the ballot, to push it into the slot and to know that with it goes my stentorian shout that demands: "to choose."

95 year old Grandma Drops Boyfriend For 'Not Voting'

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

If I am only lucky enough to live to be 95 and energetic enough to have a 96 year-old boyfriend, I only hope that I also still have the good sense to break up with him on moral grounds.

Please, Bobby! End the Iowa/New Hampshire Hostage Crisis!

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bower

Bobby Jindal has begun the process of pandering to the upcoming, 2012 cycle of the "Iowa/New Hampshire Hostage Crisis."

Kashmiris Vote For Survival

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The international community must not mistake Kashmiri participation in the current elections as legitimacy for Indian rule and Kashmiri acceptance of Indian policies in Kashmir.

Obama Election Didn't Mobilize Chicago's Black Wards

Chi-Town Daily News | Geoff Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Emma Mitts worked hard in the days before the presidential election to ensure that citizens in her West Side ward would take advantage of the...

Where I Was

Mary Lou Song | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Lou Song

When I learned Barack Obama had won the election, I was at home trying to watch every moment while still caring for my mother.

Going the Wrong Way

Richard C. Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Thompson

Whenever we go through hard economic times, more pets are abandoned. People lose their homes and can't take their pets with them.

On Voting with Norman Mailer

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dwayne Raymond

Norman was a political giant of American letters. To vote with him was a surreal experience because it is rare to find oneself so close to a man whose writings had prompted social scrutiny from so many.

Barack's Ballyhooed Youth Brigade Should Be Asking: "Dude, Where's My Congress?"

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

The 111th Congress, when it convenes on January 6th, will be the oldest in our nation's history. Each of the last five Congresses has, successively, set a new record as the oldest our country has ever seen.

The Power of the Ballot: One-Person, One-Vote, en Masse

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

The importance of the black vote in last Tuesday's election can only be fully appreciated when considered against the historical backdrop of black enfranchisement.

What if Sarah Palin Were Obese?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Rubaum-Keller

I wonder once again, would Sarah Palin have received the VP nomination if she were obese?

Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We are witnessing a tremendous ideological shift among young voters -- one that could reshape our politics for decades to come.

Our Fragile Dream

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Barack Obama's victory over John McCain was less important than the growth and strength, or lack thereof, of democracy itself.

Supposedly Safe GOP House Seat in CA Too Close To Call

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."

Have You Hugged an LGBT Person Today?

Isobel White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isobel White

If not, do. We need it. Don't get me wrong - somewhere deep inside me, in a place I can't access at this moment, I am thrilled that Obama was elected...