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Don't Vote and We'll Get the Alice in Wonderland Congress From Hell!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

If we don't wake up on Tuesday and rush to the polls, we will find ourselves with an Alice In Wonderland Congress, where up is down and wrong is right, and lies are truth and hating diversity is seen as patriotism.

Game Tied: All Up To You

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Tomorrow is Election Day. Tomorrow, we have a choice: we can continue with the status quo, or we can fight to save our broken government and restore t...

Don't Abandon Barack

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

We do not need to get in the mud of trepidation with the Barack haters, nor should we make peace with despair and anxiety. Some of us have got to join President Obama in taking the long view of America.

Chris Matthews, Bobby Kennedy and My Ethical Dilemma

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Ellis Gordon

The publisher said do it. The publicist said do it. The agent said do it. My friends said do it. Above all the landlord's insistence that I come up ...

The Party of Non-Voters -- Why Our Election Day Volunteering Matters More Than Ever

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

These are people who would vote Democrat if they only got to the polls, which means it's up to the rest of us to convince them. We don't have to change their minds. We just have to get them to participate.

Don't Vote

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst

Don't Vote. You don't have to. No one's going to make you. This isn't the Soviet Union. You won't be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls ag...

Truth, Justice and the American Way

Tim Daly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Daly

Superman fights for 'truth, justice, and the American way.' I may be the voice of Superman in cartoons but in real life I am an everyman and, like you, I can use my voice to fight for the very same things. Vote.

"Latinos Divided on Immigration." Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

In the battle to categorize Latinos, something always gets lost in translation. Some want to see this community as a monolith that's either aligned o...

Fix It, Don't Nix It

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Lance Simmens

What we are witnessing today is the hypocrisy of democracy.

In Absentia

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Next Tuesday, you will get up early before work. You will skip breakfast so you can get to the polling place. And you will stand on an excruciatingly...

Vote

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

A few excuses for not voting. None of them good. ...

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.

How Bad Could It Be? A Non-Voter's Guide to the Future

Raymond Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

With the elections coming up in less than a week, prophesies of doom and gloom for democrats are filling the news sites. News sites love bad news, and...

Letter From Paris: Shame on Anyone Who Doesn't Vote!

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

So what's happened to this generation? Have our schools so utterly failed in teaching how important the right to vote is in a democracy?

Read Before You Vote

Matt Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kohn

I decided to curate a group of thoughtful and distinguished individuals to choose one substantive, surprising, and provocative article that anyone and everyone should read before the election.

Winning is Preferable

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

True story: This election season, big business in Atlanta aggressively targeted an uncompromisingly progressive state senator. They lost. He won. Ho...

Vote Anyway: Why Our Families Can't Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there's too much at stake to stay home on electi...

The Youth Vote

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Raising awareness only during election periods sends a direct message to young America. It's like a fair-weathered friend who only calls when they need something.

Which Way Are the Political Winds Blowing as We Enter Election 2010?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Voter apathy is an enormous problem in a representative democracy. Too many voters have either tuned out or turned off. They either don't like the candidates and/or don't feel part of the political process.

10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.

Trick or Vote: Young People Canvas in Costume to Bolster Turnout

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

If Halloween has taught us anything, it's that face-to-face interaction is the best way to ask strangers for candy. This also happens to be true for g...

My Awesome Experience Voting Early

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

This slide show is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

Voter Education Equals Improving Our Educational System

Jalen Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalen Rose

The voting gap among young people who vote and those who do not is not a function of apathy. It is a function of lack of sufficient civic education in our schools, in our media, and in our society.

Children Can't Vote but You Can -- and Must

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We must declare a national child emergency and demand that our leaders do no harm, indeed stand up and vote to invest in the basic human needs of all of our children to shelter, food, quality education, and safety.

The gay community would make a big mistake by not voting this year

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

According to the Associated Press, a lot of lgbts (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders) are angry at the Democratic Party to the point that so...