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Ohio is the bellwether for the nation's electoral health and the prognosis is bad. Error-ridden e-voting, draconian restrictions and widespread incompetence could cause another November breakdown.

Progressive organizations are learning to use ballot propositions to promote bold, innovative policy on the minimum wage, renewable energy, stem cell research and voting reform.

Voting debacles in Florida and Ohio have inspired a new crop of Democratic candidates to run for Secretary of State, transforming an oft-neglected post into a platform for activism.

It's time for conviction, not caution, as Democratic voters show they would support a party that promised the country a course correction--an exit from Iraq and an end to corruption and the ineptitude of the GOP.

Progressives lack a common set of that tie a movement together. But
they can build on conservatives' proven strategy of slowly creating a
broad consensus.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.

Something good for American democracy happened on January 6.

The war rages on to win hearts and minds on colleges campuses.

Blogs

The increase in Georgia’s minority voter turnout was due to large increases in voter registration, despite the voter ID law.

March 23, 2012

An avowed leader of the anti-immigrant agenda is skipping work help make the process of obtaining an ID even thornier for immigrants.

March 21, 2012

States like Texas and South Carolina have blamed the federal government for imposing on their state’s sovereignty, but President Johnson, emboldened by the heroic efforts of African Americans, had an answer for that. Watch his 1965 speech.

March 15, 2012

Yesterday’s DOJ ruling was not a surprise to Texas. They sued the federal government last year in anticipation of it. Nonetheless, Texas Republicans were appalled yesterday.

March 13, 2012

A glance at other legislation pushed by the bill’s sponsor this session reveals a flock of efforts to curtail rights of minorities: an “illegal immigration” bill, a “right to work” anti-union bill, a “14th Amendment Misapplication” bill and more.

March 12, 2012

Broaden participation through technology is a worthy goal, but American Elect's intention to get beyond partisanship is wearisome.

March 10, 2012

One researcher found 220,000 people in the state don’t have the ID now necessary to vote. A judge has blocked the law pending a full trial, meaning it won’t be in play by the state primary next month.

March 7, 2012

Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

An interview with Rock the Vote president Heather Smith on the new restrictive voter ID laws. 

July 21, 2011

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008