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Climate Change This Week: Solar Shines in 2012, Wrong Clean Energy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Solar Grew 5x Faster Than Rest of US Economy in 2012, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, adding 14,000 new jobs in California, Arizona, New Jersey ...

Warning: Duplicate Voters Are Fewer Than They Appear

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Virginia's voting rolls are far from perfect, but making outlandish claims does nothing to improve them. We must remember: people listed on the rolls after they have moved or died does not equate to those people voting, but removing someone improperly takes away his or her right to vote.

Climate Change This Week: The $6 Trillion Mistake, Cut The Soot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Fossil Fuels Investments A $6 Trillion Mistake, if the world addresses climate change, says a London School of Economics study, reports Sally Bakewell...

Making Solar Sustainable: Inside a Solar Giant

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Renewable Energy Kids - Solar, Wind, Geo and Wave (wave to the folks, honey!) - are all growing up at different rates, having been nurtured in ve...

The Republican Party Is Going to the Dogs

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Dr. Joe Wenke

Obviously, the Republican Party wants to die, and as much as I disagree with Republicans on just about everything, I feel compelled to help.

Election-Day Registration Doesn't Favor Dems or the GOP

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I called Associate Professor Michael McDonald at George Mason University, and he told me that early voting and same-day registration may, in some situations, benefit Democrats and, in others, benefit Republicans.

Maryland City Promotes the Vote With Innovative Changes

Rob Richie | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

This week, the Takoma Park city council passed a charter amendment by a 6-1 vote on first reading that, if approved when before the council again in the coming month, will be in the best tradition of cities and states leading the nation in advancing voting rights.

Nun Pleads Guilty To Illegally Voting

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI — A southwest Ohio nun who cast a ballot on behalf of a nun who died before last year's presidential election has pleaded guilty to a...

Climate Energy This Week: Healthy Clean Energy, Mideast Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Invest In Clean Energy To Reap Enormous Health Benefits says the UN, reports Alister Doyle at Reuters News, and help slow climate change. Fossil fuel ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Advancement Project is beginning a new push for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote. As part of the campaign, the group i...

Climate Change This Week: MegaMelt, Clean Energy Rockin', and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It's Melting, Melting: 1600 Years Worth of Andean Ice Melted in 25, says a new study, reports Justin Gillis at the New York Times. Researchers studyin...

Voting Against Voting

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

Three months into 2013 and a total of 30 states are pushing 55 new laws to restrict voter access. These ideas range from reducing the days that polls are open for early voting to requiring specific types of identification, purging voter rolls, and eliminating Election Day registrations and some Sunday voting.

Tuning In and Paying Attention: Protecting Our Voting Rights From the States to the Supreme Court

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Life is increasingly busy. People are spending more time working, traveling and trying to make ends meet in a rough economy. What better timing for policymakers to make seemingly innocuous changes to something as important as voting rights and slip them past a preoccupied electorate?

16-Year-Olds Might Vote In This MD City

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One Maryland city is considering an amendment to lower its voting age to 16, which would make it home to America's youngest voters. T...

Climate Change This Week: China's Choice, Climate Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

China's Choice: Cut Coal Or Dry Up says a new report highlighting how coal mining and combustion technologies there are drinking up scarcer water supp...

John Celock

Dem: Zero Voter Impersonation Cases | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) released a report Thursday indicating problems with the strict voter identification requirements containe...

State Lawmakers Look To Repeal Jim Crow Law Still On The Books

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

A group of state lawmakers in North Carolina is undertaking a new effort to eliminate a racist relic of the Jim Crow era that remains enshrined in the...

Climate Change This Week: Big Bad Drought, Flowing Batteries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You Know That Big Bad US Drought of 2012? It Will Likely Worsen in 2013, says NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as it continu...

Shelby, ITCA, and Congress' Role in Protecting Voting Rights

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

The role of the federal government in protecting our voting rights cannot be overstated. Without it, we face a patchwork of differing state laws that citizens must often navigate to vote.

Important Voting Messaging

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

As American citizens, it is our responsibility and civic duty to vote and it's something we do to show our country and children that we are proud to be American.

State Senate Approves Voter ID Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. March 19 (Reuters) - The Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Tuesday to require voters to sho...

The Right to Vote, Under Attack

Mee Moua | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

Whether its Alabama trying to revert to the Jim Crow era by refusing minority voters protection from discrimination or Arizona trying to deny citizens their right to vote, the Supreme Court has important decisions to make in order to protect our democracy, and we hope it makes the right ones.

Black Women Go to Washington to Assert Political Power

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Whether risking their lives freeing slaves, fighting for voting rights, sparking the civil rights movement, speaking before the DNC, running for Democratic nomination for president, chairing a Democratic presidential campaign or fighting for civil rights, black women have been at the forefront in U.S. politics.

The Right to Vote, and Other Liberal Entitlements

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The words of Justice Scalia still sting to people of common sense and decency. More than week after labeling the right to vote as a racial entitlement, many in the country are still left to wonder if this Court can help prepare us for the next century.

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Voter Registration Case: Justices Weigh Proof Of Citizenship | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday weighed whether the state of Arizona should be allowed to create additional hurdles to voting that go beyond...