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Wanted: Candidates Willing to Debate the Issues

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

AARP is committed to helping voters get the real scoop on where the candidates stand on issues important to older Americans, such as Social Security and Medicare, without the spin.

Threats to Women's Health Are Real and Voters Know It

Dawn Laguens | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

The danger in writing around facts like George Will does in his column about Gardner is that he misinforms voters about the real threats facing abortion access. If allowed to stand unchallenged, his column could do lasting damage.

Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. These elections affect all of us; it is critical to weigh in on that issues that matter most to you!

The Scoop on D.C.'s First Election for Attorney General

Debbie Hines | Posted 10.22.2014 | DC
Debbie Hines

Regardless of choice, with the first election of DC's Attorney General, it is most important that DC residents vote in historic numbers for this historic election.

Confused and Misinformed: The Ann Coulter Story

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 10.23.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

This time around she's decided to offer up her wisdom on how the Republican Party ought to go about winning over Latino voters -- in her mind, by abandoning the effort altogether.

Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: If we covered the 800 million US parking spaces with solar panels, the output would be three times the US ...

Women Must Vote for Democrats in 2014

Adrienne Elrod | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Adrienne Elrod

Women represent more than half the population, but hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. Government should reflect the people it represents. We need more women to be elected officials. And more women are elected when more women vote.

Michael 'Heck-of-a-Job' Brown Doesn't Want 'Stupid People' to Vote

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We caught "Brownie," as Bush called him, on the air saying he doesn't want "stupid people" to vote, because they're "more likely than not to vote for a Democrat."

SCOTUS to Texas: Go Forth and Discriminate Against Your Citizens Starting Monday

Liz Kennedy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially discriminatory in both its intent and its impact, and is an unconstitutional poll tax.

Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama voted Monday in the midterm elections, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who have also taken advantage of early voting...

Americans Are More Likely To Vote If They Hate The Other Party

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

The Americans most likely to vote in this year's midterms are also the most likely to be highly partisan and antipathetic toward their political rival...

Why I Will Vote for the Democrats

Tim Koechlin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe that a person should be able to marry whomever s/he wants to marry. I believe in a woman's right to choose. That's why I will vote for Democrats on November 4.

The Best Ways to Increase Voter Registration, and Voting

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wherever traditionally under-registered people congregate, this has the potential to do more than reach people in a partisan fashion, or by phone or email.

Dear Democrats: Please All and You'll Please None

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

It's deeply fitting that the animal in Aesop's "Please All, Please None" fable was a donkey. This kind of, let's meet people where they are and actually say nothing, approach is the best summation of current Democratic strategy.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

New Early Voting Restrictions Have Little Support Among Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Republican-controlled legislatures in several states have sought to restrict early voting this year, but new polling finds little public support for t...

Making Voting Easier and More Meaningful

Tom Allon | Posted 12.15.2014 | New York
Tom Allon

I was one of the 9 percent of eligible Democratic voters who recently went to my local polling place in September to cast my vote in the gubernatorial primary.

Reinvigorating America's Social Contract

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Our nation has been at its best when honoring a longstanding social contract that balances unbounded wealth building opportunity with fairness. Sharing our burdens as well as our benefits across various income groups is what has always made America strong.

Voting Rights: What You Need to Know and How the Supreme Court Is Failing Us

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Janessa E. Robinson

As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.

Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...

What Is at Stake This November ... and Why the Country Needs American Women to Vote

Barbra Streisand | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

During off-year elections, too many women stay home when their votes are needed. In the last midterm election, 10 million unmarried women who voted in 2008 did not show up! As a result, conservatives swept to power and eviscerated policies aimed at supporting American women, especially in healthcare.

GMOs Attack! The Fight to Protect Maui's Environment from Big Ag

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 12.09.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

I do realize the jobs are crucial to those families involved. But the effects of mono-cropping cane and pineapple are well-known to anyone who has a house on lands turned suburban after those agricultural practices have played out.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

People think that because we have a black president race is no longer an issue. That people are no longer suppressed and that all is well with the world. This creates a type of complacency, a type of message that extra efforts don't need to be made to level the playing field and I've had enough.

'Turn Out For What:' Lil Jon Has Got The Beat To Make Your Booty Go Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

If "turn down for what" is a rhetorical question about why one would cease partying, "turn out for what" represents the calculation about how to motiv...

Reproducing Race

Dov Fox | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Dov Fox

It's not hard to sympathize with parents' hopes to save a future child from racial taunts or confused identity. And yet it is troubling for donor services to accentuate race in ways that invite parents to exclude wholesale from their consideration all donors of a particular race.

LGBT Rights: Let's Quit Waiting on the Supreme Court

Brian Stone | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

Are we really so naive to think that a SCOTUS ruling is going to solve all our problems? Well, if not -- why is everyone waiting for the "Mission Accomplished" banner to appear?