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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...

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.

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.

My Prayer for Election Day

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

We pray, regardless of the outcome of the election tomorrow, that we will find the ways to build bridges and work together for the common good of the country we all dwell in.

It's A New Day

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

Throughout the north side of Pittsburgh, one of the city's three major Black districts, they lined up before dawn, hundreds deep in the 47-degree weather as if they were waiting for history to be made.

Candidates and Crime

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Earlier this year a stunning report from the Pew Center for the States concluded 1 in every 100 American adults is now behind bars. In total more than 2 million people are incarcerated.

Final Poll of Cable Television News Viewers

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reese Schonfeld

Tonight's election results it also offers proof or disproof of a long-held concept -- that people tend to watch news that comforts them and confirms their attitudes and biases.

Connecticut Voting Problems Hotline Has Problems

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut officials say there are problems with an election hot line that's been set up to report voting irregularities. ...