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How President Obama Can Improve Our Elections

Jonathan Brater | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Brater

The president may never run for office again, but he still can leave a positive legacy for future elections. Now is the time to put words into action.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

Protecting Voter Choice

Kevin McNamara | Posted 06.29.2014 | Detroit
Kevin McNamara

Activist Robert Davis filed a challenge with the Wayne County Elections Commission to remove my name from the August 5th Primary Election ballot as a ...

The 5 Most Important Findings in the New Harvard Youth Poll

Alex Wirth | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Alex Wirth

By a margin of 3 to 1, young Americans believe the United States should let other counties and the United Nations take the lead in solving international crises.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Representing Neither Great Men Nor Bad Men

John Harrington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
John Harrington

It lights up my natural life that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has once again proven itself to be above human beings, shareholders and other stakeholders in our society by proposing to destroy owners' free speech and protect the rights of authoritarian corporate management.

Climate Change This Week: New Ozone Hole, Wheat Worries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 24 2014 How unusua...

Has the American Education System Failed Today's Students?

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

While I was sitting in my economics class we were discussing how voting works in America. The teacher asked a simple question: "How does voting work?" You could hear crickets in the background.

Why Latinos Should Care About Voting

Eva Longoria | Posted 06.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Eva Longoria

As we enter a new election cycle, the important question is whether we as Latinos will leverage the full extent of our political power?

A Tale of Two States: Hurricane Sandy's Toll on Voting

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Recently, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Senator Chuck Schumer, approved the Elections Preparedness Requires Early Planning , which would require each state to develop contingency plans to address emergencies or natural disasters that threaten to disrupt the administration of federal elections.

Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Both women and men should vote for elected officials whose actions show that they have the best interests of the citizens and country in mind, but for some reason, they don't.

Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...

Republicans Got 99 Problems, But Voter Fraud Ain't One

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Originally posted on theGrio.com Your browser does not support iframes. Voting should not be a partisan issue, and yet Democratic leaders are the on...

Don't Let the Veteran Voting Support Act Die Again

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Surely the will can be found to ensure our wounded warriors have access to accurate information on voting and are given every measure of assistance to register and cast a ballot that will count.

Improving the Voter Experience

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

With so many important issues facing the electorate this fall and in 2016, voters have a lot at stake. If recent elections are any indication, we can expect older voters to turn out in droves. We want to make sure that these voters -- indeed, voters of all ages -- have a quality experience and an opportunity to exercise their civic responsibility.

Obama To Focus Civil Rights Message On Voting

Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Determined to mobilize midterm Democratic voters, President Barack Obama is issuing an elect...

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...

Most States Improve Election Performance: Report

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vo...

Ryan J. Reilly

Texas Legislators Forced To Turn Over Emails In Voter ID Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any legislators' emails that reveal a discriminatory motive for passing a 2011 Texas voter ID law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry (R), could ...

It's Not Just About the Ring Finger

Page Gardner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

We all value marriage. I've been married for 34 years. But blaming a poor single mom for her poverty and only offering up a husband as salvation is demeaning, paternalistic and denies current ground truths.

Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...

Appeals Court Rules Against Rick Scott's Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) effort to purge the state's voter rolls was illegal due to its close proximit...

The Kamikaze Politics of Protest Voting

Marta Andreasen | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Marta Andreasen

If citizens choose to register a protest vote or do not turn out to vote at all, they will have missed the chance to get people in Brussels who actually do something to defend their interests.

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

A Letter to Voters for Congress on Marianne Williamson

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Sebastian Siegel

It's not just a new conversation we need in order to deal with the pressing issues, it's a new way of conversing altogether. 

Ryan J. Reilly

Republicans Must Turn Over Emails On North Carolina Voting Law, Federal Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any race-related emails that North Carolina Republicans may have sent in connection with the voter restrictions they passed last summer ...