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A ‘VotePact’ Dialogue

A fictional conversation between two friends shows how disenchanted voters can team up “to vote their actual preference” instead of voting for “the lesser evil.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Is Your Vote Being Thrown in the Trash?

Provisional ballots, meant to ensure that all Americans can exercise one of their most essential of rights, often are tossed out.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE

Election Fraud Concerns Extend Beyond Conspiracy Theorists

Potential vulnerabilities in the voting system raise alarms about what could happen when American citizens cast their ballots Nov. 8.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 READ MORE

Voting Third Party

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 ENLARGE

Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

One-third of voters took advantage of early-voting options in 2012. But does so-called “convenience voting” increase turnout overall and minority turnout in particular?

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE

Keep Calm and Vote Green: Fascism Is Not Coming

The Trump phenomenon is terrible, but now is no time for lesser-evil voting. A dictatorship is not knocking at the door in the United States.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE

VotePact Provides a Path to Electoral Revolution With Do-It-Yourself Voting Reform

Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, voters can select the candidate they most want and build up those challengers. All you need is an agreement with someone else in order to pair up against the duopoly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE

Can We Protect ‘Points of Vulnerability’ in the Wake of Hack Into State Election Databases?

Michael Isikoff (pictured), an investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, explains what it would take for foreign or domestic hackers to disrupt the general election.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump Is Helping Hillary Clinton Transform the Geography of American Politics

An alliance between suburban voters and African-Americans is turning Virginia presidentially blue. That is alarming to Republicans, because the pattern is repeating itself in North Carolina and Georgia.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE

The U.S. Remains Unequal 50 Years After Malcolm X’s ‘Ballot or the Bullet’ Speech (Audio)

In the 1964 talk, the human rights activist stressed the importance of voting to achieve equality for African-Americans, but he warned that violence would be necessary if politicians failed to bring about justice.

Posted on May 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Baltimore’s Election Results Are Decertified as State Investigation Is Launched

Analysis reveals discrepancies between the number of voters who appeared at polling stations and the number of ballots cast.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE

Barring Prisoners From Voting Undermines Democracy

In most states, people’s firsthand experience of the criminal justice system can’t be part of the political debate on how to reform it.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE

Half of Americans Think the Presidential Nominating System Is ‘Rigged’

And more than two-thirds of U.S. voters want to change the process by which the political parties choose their presidential nominees, a poll by Reuters/Ipsos finds.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE

Kansas Voter Registration Discrepancy May Have Disenfranchised Spanish-Speaking Voters

Why are there multiple differences between the English-language and Spanish-language version of the state’s voting guide?

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE

Guess Who Won’t Be Voting for Donald Trump in the New York Primary

In an interview with TV’s “Fox & Friends,” the Republican presidential candidate lambasted the Colorado GOP voting system—and shared the surprising information that he won’t receive two votes he had expected in next week’s primary in his home state.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Is the 2016 Election Already Being Stripped and Flipped?

Disturbing signs of the time-tested “strip and flip” strategy for stealing elections have already surfaced in 2016. Will they ultimately decide the outcome, as they have in too many recent elections?

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: John Oliver: ‘You Will Never Believe’ Who the Actual Fraudulent Voters Are

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” is finally back from a several-month hiatus, with a scathing message to legislators trying to curtail Americans’ right to vote.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

New Hampshire Spanks the Elites

Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE

The Hidden and Deadly Bias of Class

White working-class voters have been a key building block of the Republican coalition since the rise of the Reagan Democrats 35 years ago. You would think that the party’s presidential candidates would want to respond to the heartbreaking crisis these Americans are facing.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader on the Complicity of Bernie Sanders

“If he doesn’t go electorally in a serious way to win, then [Bernie Sanders] is setting up millions of Americans, and young Americans, for a huge morale collapse,” Nader explains.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

All Votes Matter: When Will Discrimination End at the Ballot Box?

It would have been lovely if Ari Berman’s new book, “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” could simply have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Instead, it is even more useful as a guide to what still needs to be done.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE

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VIDEO: Russell Brand: ‘Mr. Don’t Vote’ Changes Mind

The comedian and activist advocates voting after looking at the British political landscape and interviewing the Labour Party leader.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE

Bill Maher Criticizes Nonvoters, Calls Russell Brand ‘Laughable’

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher took on Russell Brand and a big portion of the American public who don’t believe voting makes a difference.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

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Ballot Measures to Watch, From Marijuana to the Minimum Wage

Looking for reasons to vote besides party politics? Here is a quick and dirty guide to today’s main events in direct democracy: the ballot measures.

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 READ MORE

Voter ID Laws

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 ENLARGE

Be Afraid

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 ENLARGE

Prisoners Could Vote Under N.J. Bill, as Long as They’re Veterans

Prisoners serving their sentences as well as parolees and probationers would be allowed to vote in New Jersey under newly introduced legislation, but only if they had served in the military.

Posted on May 8, 2014 READ MORE

Big Party Donors Make Congress the Marketplace of Ideas

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 ENLARGE

SCOTUS Decision

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 ENLARGE

Supreme Court Decision

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 ENLARGE

United States of John Roberts

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 ENLARGE

Free Speech

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 ENLARGE

Voter Suppression

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 ENLARGE


Posted on Apr 8, 2014 ENLARGE

Wizards of Ooze

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 ENLARGE

Supreme Court: McCutcheon v. FEC

Posted on Apr 6, 2014 ENLARGE

Money Equals Speech

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 ENLARGE


Posted on Apr 5, 2014 ENLARGE

Happy Hour

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 ENLARGE

Money Votes

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 ENLARGE

Voting Rights

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 ENLARGE

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Voting Rights Advocates Try to Put Oversight Back on the Map

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments with a history of discrimination no longer needed to submit new voting laws for federal approval. Now, voting rights advocates are trying to put them back under oversight using the courts and Congress.

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 READ MORE

Gov. Rick Scott’s Administration Gets Between Florida College Students and Voting

Secretary of State Ken Detzner blocked an effort to ease the congestion of voters at polling places by using the University of Florida’s student union facility.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 READ MORE


Posted on Jan 28, 2014 ENLARGE

Russell Brand: ‘Socialism Is Christianity Politicized’

Comedian-actor-writer Russell Brand took on a range of topics including spirituality, materialism, politics and revolution during an interview at Cambridge University’s student union in England last week.

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

Glenn Greenwald’s Partner Accused of ‘Terrorism’

British authorities suspect David Miranda of a terrorist act because they say he carried documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden; Obamacare is merely feeding Wall Street more of Americans’ money; meanwhile, President Obama has cracked down on pot. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 READ MORE

Civil Rights

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 ENLARGE


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MLK Under Construction

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 ENLARGE


Posted on Aug 29, 2013 ENLARGE

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