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Connected Activism Challenges Code Orange

Rochelle Lefkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rochelle Lefkowitz

Privately, often beneath their burkas, Kuwaiti women used their blackberries and cellphones to text and email, urging legislators to vote for full women's suffrage.

Tacky, Tacky, Wha????

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

McAuliffe earned his buffoonish reputation by saying things like "Kiss my ass, Barack!" on the Jon Stewart Show.

India Shining? Not Quite.

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The world's largest middle class remained largely apathetic with the poorest of the poor voting with greater gusto.

Old School Politics: Gil Cedillo Defends His Attack on Pleitez

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

Imagery and language designed to demean the best of our youth as reckless and gang influenced has no place in any Democratic primary.

America's Newest State Holds America's Newest Election

Aaron Contorer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Contorer

Right now, as you read this article, citizens of Honolulu are voting in America's first all-digital online and telephone election.

Miss Mumbai AWOL on Election Day

Meenakshi Ravi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meenakshi Ravi

The Mumbaiyya spirit - it's sassy, undaunted, some parts flashy, some parts classy and very driven. Or at least that's the facade. Sure, Mumbai and it...

Expanding Voter Participation: The Roadmap is Clear

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

The other side of the story is that 79 million eligible Americans did not vote. Forty-four million of these non-voters were not registered, and another four million were discouraged from voting.

Elections By Mail Would Cut Costs, Increase Participation: Governor

WBBM Newsradio | Bob Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As voters trickled to the polls across Illinois for the consolidated off-year elections Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would support a proposal that ...

Early Voting Starts For 5th Congressional District Seat

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early voting begins this morning for a replacement for Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District and also for a number of suburban races....

Identity Crisis: Voter Suppression Legislation Hits Texas

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Voter fraud in Texas is not any sort of epidemic. The voter-ID bill is designed to deter thousands of indigent, disabled and elderly voters, who might not have a form of photo identification, from voting.

VA Lt. Gov. Candidate Mike Signer: 25% of Af-Am Men Are Disenfranchised

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

If you told me there was man seeking office who raised the disenfranchisement of African-Americans as an issue worth addressing, I would have called you crazy or a liar, but that's just what Mike Signer did.

Board Wants Mail-In Special Elections After Emanuel Race Cost $33 Per Vote

Associated Press | F.N. D'ALESSIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Elections unanimously recommended Wednesday shifting to a mail-in system for single office special elections, saying such a syste...

Will Facebook's Experiment with Democracy Spread?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Court

Facebook's new Populism 2.0 approach may be more appearance than substance.

Emanuel Replacement Race Early Voting Ending Today, Turnout Weak

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With early voting for the special primary in the 5th Congressional District ending today, interest in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel seems tepid at ...

Early Voting Turnout Light In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The first three days of early voting in the 5th Congressional District special primary featured only 839 Democratic ballots cast in Chicago....

First Votes Cast In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Tribune | Pat Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early voting began today for the 5th Congressional District special primary election to fill the seat vacated by presidential chief of staff Rahm Eman...

Is Hillary Soft Enough to be Smart?

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Hilary could not then and cannot now afford to promote 'soft power' for fear of appearing weak. 'Smart power', given her own concerns about politics and gender, is the best she can do.

Saturday's Provincial Elections Demonstrate "Ordinary" Iraqis' Courage

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

For the first time in Iraq's democratic history, at Saturday's provincial elections, Iraqis handled security themselves -- a remarkable accomplishment.

What to Eat and When to Eat It on Election Night

Laura Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Laura Weiss

Whether to chill the champagne before election returns even begin to scroll across the TV screen can be a hotly debated topic. To do so could potentially jinx the outcome.

Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goldwasser

We held up our purple tickets to prove that we all deserved a place on the other side of the gates, and watched with envy as anyone who made it through ran in with joy.

Do You Suffer From Political Apathy Disorder?

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Palumbo

In our haste to understand the human condition, are we in a rush to plane off all the edges, quantify all the quirks, reduce all the contradictions that make up an individual's personality?

The Change You've Already Started

Mary Lou Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lou Song

A few weeks ago, some people wrote letters to President-Elect Obama and shared them with each other. I was intrigued. What could anyone possibly wr...

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

Helping Replace Rahm Emanuel With Tom Geoghegan... For A Better America

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There may well be other decent candidates for Emanuel's old seat, even "progressives," but Tom is the choice of so many Chicago activists because he isn't just a dependable liberal vote.

That Old Blackwell 'Magic'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Ken Blackwell released a list "conservative luminaries" who endorse him as RNC Chair. It reads like a list of guest-stars from The Love Boat.