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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?

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.

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.

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...

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

On Barack Obama: To Dream a Little

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

Even now, after a pail of ice water has been dumped on his head, Bush is doing his utmost to govern for the few by destroying as many protective regulations as he can.

Voting Day in Philly: Historic and Proud

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
SaraKay Smullens

Without exception the people we took to the polls carried the elegance of the history they knew they were making.

A Road Less Traveled

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

Barack Obama is a brand new reflection for America to see itself and a new lens through which the world might see us.

Yes We Can, Said Barack Obama, And We Did

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Obama's victory does not spell the end of racial disparity in America, but it is a ringing sign of progress, a triumph on the road to greater equality and realizing the Dream that Martin Luther King, Jr. revealed to us.

Voter Turnout: The Craziest Election Day Stories (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With record numbers expected to head to the polls all across America today, crazy moments are bound to ensue. Check out some of the best stories so fa...

Over 1,000 Students Lined Up To Vote At Penn State (VIDEO)

Video The Vote | Bill Shiebler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At 7 am on Election Day, there was already a line of almost 1000 students to vote at Penn State University, PA. Watch: Read more on the ground Elec...

Hooray for Pennsylvania

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Durang

You know what, I'm shell shocked. I can't feel glad yet, that's a quirk of mine, it's hard for me to celebrate.

How Stylish People Plan To Party On Election Night

Refinery29 Pipeline | Christene Barberich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

You've donated, you've canvassed, you've taken train rides to swing states. You've even cold-called on Sunday mornings in exchange for free Bloody Mar...

Palm Beach Ballot Confusion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The center of voting controversy in 2000, Palm Beach, Florida is back in the news with their 2008 confusing ballot. As Kerry Sanders demonstrated on M...

Election Results Liveblog

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Gov. Ed Rendell seemed very confident a few minutes ago that Obama will score big in the Philadelphia suburbs, making it next to impossible for McCain to take the state.

Signs on Election Day (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

The signs of November 4th depict support for some candidates, disdain for others, voting poll instructions and last minute pleas. They're on lawns, c...

Who's Watching?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

When we vote, there will be many by our side we can't see, but they'll be watching us. Whitman wrote that for all we know, he may be standing looking over our shoulders now. He may be right.

Election Night, Do Not Concede: Open Letter Signed By Gore Vidal & Others

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

It is reasonable to once again expect further manipulation on election night by some Republican officials, as in 2004; should we also expect Democrats to once again concede in the face of fraud?

Some Glitches In Cook County Voting

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scattered voting glitches were reported at some area polling places Tuesday. Cook County is considering keeping three polling areas open an hour past...

Have a Transformative Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Votekindly.org is not naive about possible voter suppression activities. But they are calling on voters to stand up to these methods -- with clarity and kindness.

Cool, Calm and Collected at Grand Rapids Polling Station

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

With McCain's surprise withdrawal from the state on Oct. 2, and Obama enjoying a major advantage in the latest polling, Michigan's 17 electoral votes ...

The Clintons Vote For Obama In Chappaqua (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Early Election Day morning Bill and Hillary Clinton voted for Obama in Chappaqua, NY. The pair cast their votes at Douglas G. ...

An Obituary for the Bush Administration

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Geana

This is the great gift of the Bush administration, that apathy has fallen by the way side; citizens are once again active in government. This is George Bush's legacy.