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Climate Change This Week: A Snip in Time, Microgrid Mania, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A Snip in Time Saves Nine... Billion humans from occupying Earth simultaneously, is the point behind World Vasectomy Day, reports Caroline Winter et a...

Texas Government Working Hard to Prevent Women From Voting

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Folks, we are gearing up for midterm elections and that means that you should be aware of your rights. There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, from voting.

Philanthropy Should Help Strengthen American Democracy

Robert Gallucci | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Gallucci

The malaise of representative democracy in this country is not only a betrayal of American ideals and principles. It has real and negative effects on our economy, the health of our institutions, and our standing in the world. Why should we in philanthropy get involved?

Those Who Nominate Dictate

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Power, whether in an electoral system or a corporate boardroom, originates with the people who control the nomination of candidates -- not with those who "vote" after this process is complete. The more nominees voters can choose from, the more diverse the actual choices become.

Former Supreme Court Justice: Not A 'Fan' Of Voter ID Laws

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he stands by his 2008 decision to uphold a controversial voter identification law in...

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

States Joining Forces To Scrub Voter Rolls

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — More than half of states are now working in broad alliances to scrub voter rolls of millions of questionable registrations...

John Celock

GOP Voting Plan 'A Huge Mess'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Republican officials in Arizona and Kansas want to change their voting systems so that one registration would be required for federal elections, and a...

Climate Change This Week: Zombie Jellyfish, Population-Climate Change Bomb, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...

Why the Hell is Mississippi Republican?

Thomas White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Thomas White

In the end, redistribution from wealthy states to poor states is one of our greatest strengths. It makes us all better. But the politicians representing those who need the most help are the very politicians fighting to cut important programs and keeping the federal government shutdown.

Can The iPad Fix The Legislative Process?

Tom Spengler | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Tom Spengler

In an age when mobile technology use is only expected to increase drastically, it's past time for legislators to embrace this new mode of communication. Citizens deserve to know they're being listened to.

Can the Silent Majority Save this Nation?

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

My dad used to talk about the Silent Majority back in the '60s. Millions of people in the U.S. belonged to this group. They were the people who didn't...

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Crash Diet, Attack of the Giant Hornets, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC Says: Humans Cause Global Warming, Need Crash Carbon Diet NOW in their latest report, notes InsideClimate News. To avert ever worsening catastro...

In This Town, Politics Keeps Running

Mee Moua | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mee Moua

We overwhelmingly voted for affordable health care and an immigration system that values families and economic prosperity. We elected this Congress to lead us, and yet we now face voters' remorse.

Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow

Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

The runoff election for the the Democratic nomination for New York City public advocate is on Tuesday, October 1. Neither of the two candidates, city ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: DOJ Will Challenge Voter Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Republicans intentionally discriminated against black voters when they passed a highly restrictive voting law earlier thi...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Will Sue State Over Restrictive Voting Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by ...

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

By: Brendan Bond and Madison Bondi Happy Voter Registration Day! Get registered to vote in Illinois for 2014! We've got downloadable forms and info ...

Climate Change This Week: David vs Goliath, Clean Energy Arrives, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

EPA Will Limit Greenhouse Gases from US Coal Plants, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. Noting that the US can no longer afford the health...

An America As Good As Its Promise

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

We can fix the Voting Rights Act, we can pass the Same-Day Registration Act and other important election reforms, and we can finish the march that Congressman Lewis and so many other brave men and women started in Selma all those years ago.

Climate Change This Week: Biblical Rains, Another Solar Breakthough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Colorado's "Biblical" Flood in Line with Climate Trends reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. He notes that this lethal catastrophic event is c...

Town Learns Its Charter Still Bans Women From Voting

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

As the 19th Amendment just had its 93rd birthday, one West Virginia town just learned that its charter still bans women from voting. The Intelligen...

'We the People': Celebrating Constitution Day and Registering New Voters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

In framing the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers underscored the importance of America's voting system, which they believed to be critical to a strong democracy. Today, we still have work to do to make the most out of our nation's voting system.

The Next Generation of Civil Rights Issues Are Upon Us: Now Lets Go To Work

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

I had the pleasure to speak and participate at the March On Washington this year. We cheered, we cried, we remembered, we chanted, we commemorated and we marched, in the same spirit of those who fought for us in times past.

Climate Change This Week: Free Solar Energy, Syrian Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Driven Drought a Driver of Syria Conflict says veteran foreign policy consultant William Polk in The Atlantic. Like the drought that mo...