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Lessons From America's First Labor Day and the Rise in Women Who Live Alone

Page Gardner | Posted 11.02.2013 | Women
Page Gardner

As we celebrate Labor Day today, we should reflect on how far we've come as a nation since 1882. And yet how far we need to go to keep improving the lives of vulnerable American workers. That's particularly true of our growing labor force of unmarried mothers, who are just barely managing to get by.

Climate Change This Week: Virtual Coral Reefs, Hyperloops, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New IPCC Report: Greater Certainty of Human-Driven Global Warming, Impacts Are Speeding Up reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. The likely heating wi...

Time for a House Cleaning -- Not to Mention the Senate and Some Governor's Mansions, Too

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Bold, clear messaging with substance will be necessary in this cycle if the Dems want to bring out the voters. The language must continue to be sharp-edged, highlighting the Republicans' grossly destructive agenda.

93 Years Ago Today, The 19th Amendment Gave Women The Right To Vote

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1920, Congress made history when it ratified the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. The National Con...

In Need of Publicity: The 2013 New York City Public Advocate Race

Ben Max | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Ben Max

Along with money, endorsements, and personality, identity politics could play a significant role in this race, with the four candidates coming from diverse backgrounds.

GOP Truthtelling

Shan Wells | Posted 10.15.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Washington Watch: "2014"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The mid-term elections are coming soon. (Soon as defined by the political world.) The scrambling has started (began months ago) and we are about to se...

Climate Change This Week: Alaskan Fish Fry, The Newest Hot Spot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A shorty from the road, folks, after a week in Canadian wilderness - harvesting golden chanterelles, eyeing eagles, and overhearing local coffeehouse ...

Futuristic Voting May Soon Be A Reality

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- Voters could one day print ballots at home like airline boarding passes, or skip traditional precincts for weekend voting at vote centers. ...

Voting Rights

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

It is without question, that when we look at democratic movements around the world, the measure of real freedom is the ability to afford the citizens of any nation the full and unfettered right to vote.

Climate Change This Week: Burn, Baby, Burn, Sea Rise Lock-in, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Burning America conclude scientists and fire experts at a recent conference reports Tom Kenworthy at Climate Progress. Huge, explosi...

Finishing the Second American Revolution

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

There was a time when corporations were a creature of the state, set up and licensed to aggregate capital to achieve certain public purposes. These roles are now nearly reversed, but certain steps are needed to complete the process.

Climate Change This Week: Continuous Clean Energy, Sultry Siberia, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Intermittency Of Renewables Is Shrinking reports Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica. Solar thermal can be designed to be continuous, off-shore wind has l...

GOP-Backed Voter ID Bill A Go

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Republican-backed measure that would make sweeping changes to when and how North Carolinians can vote appears headed for a court fi...

The Power of One

Susan Rhea | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

My audience is small, my contacts miniscule, my influence apparently negligible. If these accomplished and influential people can't change the world fast enough, why do I think I can make a difference?

Climate Change This Week: Climate Shift Looms, Brilliant Wind Turbines, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Air Temperatures To Rise Faster Between Now and 2025 say scientists, reports Rob Painting at SkepticalSciencecom, as he reviews several studie...

Why Some Republicans Are Scared Of The Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

As Washington lawmakers chart a path forward in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key section of the the Voting Rights Act, gr...

Political Odd Couple Together Again On Contentious Effort

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, s...

Dem Accuses Rick Scott Of Conducting 'Superficial Review'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

In the eyes of Florida's future House Democratic leader, Gov. Rick Scott's voter fraud allegations probe is unresolved. Rep. Darryl Rouson (D-St. P...

Climate Change This Week: Frackin' Freakout, US Energy Disruption, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Distant Quakes Can Trigger Temblors at US Fracking Sites or geothermal sites, says a new study, reports Brian Bienkowski of the Daily Climate at Clima...

Black, Gay and Living in a 'Voting Rights? No! Gay Marriage, Yes!' World

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The Supreme Court's rulings force LGBTQ people of color, like me, to reside a bifurcated reality in terms of full civil rights protections.

I'm Voting for Hillary's Hair

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Reminiscent of Rachel Green's 'do on Friends with its soft, fun layers and updated color, which an anonymous source close to the campaign confides is called "Iowa Straw Poll at Dawn," Hillary's hair signals a definitive shift.

Photo ID Law on Trial in Pennsylvania: What's at Stake for Our Democracy

Eunice Hyon Min Rho | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Eunice Hyon Min Rho

Today the ACLU is back in court to ask that Pennsylvania's photo ID law be blocked permanently, as it is an unnecessary and unjustifiable burden on the fundamental right to vote

I Am Luscious, and Other Campaign Slogans

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

How can we get more people excited about political issues and campaigns? Many political campaigns feel like one long infomercial; politicians tell us why they are "open-hearted," "gentle," "warm," or "fantastic," just to pick a few dishes from the breakfast options.

Mississippi's Secretary of State Moves to Enforce Voter ID Law

Martha Bergmark | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Martha Bergmark

With unseemly haste following the Supreme Court's recent nullification of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Mississippi has moved to enforce a new voter identification law that will suppress the vote of African Americans.