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The Census and Democracy: Maryland Fixes a Major Error

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Maryland will now count people in prison where they actually live, not where they are confined. This first-in-the-nation law will improve the fairness and accuracy of Census data used to draw legislative boundaries.

Stadiums: Proof That America Values Selfishness Over Morals

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gil Laroya

Rememer the good old days, when neighbors helped neighbors? When your fellow man was there to help you or to be helped by you? When we all pulled toge...

Polling Place Problems Today in LA (VIDEO)

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

Volunteer poll watchers have taken it upon themselves to monitor problematic precincts, and have already encountered disenfranchised voters.

The Citizens Have Voted

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Rothman

The citizens have voted; they've cast their lot We're sure they voted, who knows for what? They vote to the left, then switch to the right On what the...

Economics College Courses Makes You More Republican

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Taking an economics course in college may have swayed your political leanings, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve's Bank Of New York. In ...

Ohio's Issue One: A Jobs Program America Should Notice

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Between now and May 4th, Ohioans will vote on Issue One: a spectacular jobs program. It is an urgent reason to go to the polls.

Preferential Voting: Another Democracy Lesson from Australia

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Democracies benefit from people expressing themselves freely and openly. I mentioned previously that a successful democracy is one where people vote ...

A lesson from Australia where voting is a requirement

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

A successful democracy is one where people vote and their vote has meaning. In 2008's presidential election, the US voter turnout was about 57%, the ...

Homeless in Columbia: Photo ID and the Silent Voting Bloc (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.

Waffles Shouldn't Be on the Menu Today: Loretta Sanchez Needs to Stand Up for Families on Health Care Now

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While there are reasons not to like the health reform bill, none are good enough to stand in the way of an estimated 32 million people gaining health insurance.

Proportional Representation Is Like a Box of Chocolates : You Never Know What You're Going to Get

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

If a party asks you to vote for it, it should be able to tell you what it will do with the power. But if we had proportional representation, it wouldn't be able to, because it wouldn't know.

Degrading Citizenship

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

One largely unreported aspect of the recently completed Iraqi elections that I find deeply troubling is the fact that polling places were set up across the U.S. providing Iraqi-Americans the opportunity to vote.

Tennessee Debates Bill To Require Proof Of Citizenship To Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --People would be deterred from registering to vote if required to show proof of citizenship, say opponents of the proposal that...

Can Senator Ashburn Keep His Job Now That We Know He Is Gay?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Do we really think that Ashburn can do his job now that we know he is gay? While admitting he is gay, he maintains his commitment to the undermining of gay rights.

A Poll Is Not a Vote

Elizabeth Westling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Westling

So many political pundits claim to know what "We, the People" want. They claim to have polled a sufficient number of folks from every walk of life and to know error what it is the people desire.

Illinois Primary 2010: Chicago's Voter Turnout A Record Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While officials knew on Feb. 2 that voter turnout in Illinois was not good, the final numbers in Chicago ended up being the worst ever for a non-presi...

Scott Lee Cohen Shows the Need for Runoffs in Primary Elections

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Scott Lee Cohen's 26% victory in a six-man race has shown the danger of our plurality elections. When anyone can win with 26% of the vote... anyone can win.

Barack One Year Later: Open Letter to Young America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.

GOP Fail To Overturn Order Targeting Voter Intimidation In New Jersey

AP | BILL NEWILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge in New Jersey has denied a request by the Republican National Committee to dissolve a 27-year-old court order ai...

D.C. Takes Up Same Day Registration, So Should Congress

Russ Feingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Feingold

In 2008, about 11,000 eligible but unregistered DC residents did not participate in the historic 2008 election. Same Day Registration could have made a big difference for many of these citizens.

Searching for Bloomberg Country

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Outer borough whites, who were key to electing Ed Koch three times and Giuliani twice, were crucial to Bloomberg, too, even if this mayor has also attracted significant support from blacks and Latinos.

The Foolish Strategery of Democrats Who Oppose Health Care Reform

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

For some perspective on the wisdom of the Democrats who are opposing health care reform, let's look at the elections last Tuesday.

Philip Spooner VIDEO: WWII Veteran Makes Case For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Philip Spooner is a lifetime Republican, World War II veteran and, to everyone's surprise, a gay marriage supporter. The 86-year-old gave a heartfelt ...

No More Lever Voting Machines For NYC

wins.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City is replacing its old-fashioned lever voting machines. The Board of Elections is expected to choose new electronic voting machines on Tue...

Corzine on My Mind

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

Corzine has weeks to seal his legacy, and the Democratic legislature has to push through its most powerful members' agenda items as well, before it faces unknown terrain with Chris Christie.