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Idea of the Day: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Is Invaluable to Our Democracy

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Posted On February 19, 2013

On February 27 the U.S. Supreme Court  heard arguments in the case Shelby County v. Holder, a challenge to the constitutionality of… 233 more words

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Gender, age and race gaps persist in gubernatorial elections

By Rachel Streich:

Growing up, Rachel Kennedy didn’t talk with her parents much about politics. With a liberal mother and a conservative father, the 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student said it wasn’t a common topic for discussion. 1,459 more words

Natalie Bennett and the 'peaceful revolution' (Interview)

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales and one of British Politics’ insurgent figures, is pretty chilled out.No interview has been formally scheduled as I saunter up to the Cambridge Union’s doors half an hour prior to her scheduled speech on a fairly bland Wednesday afternoon, but after a few minutes of message relaying between myself, the Union’s Press Office, and Bennett, it transpires she’s happy to chat, timetabled or nay. 1,427 more words

The Cambridge Student

PREACHERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM

Neal Pollard

Being patriotic and having a political heritage like we do in this country, we may have strong, personal convictions in the realm of politics. 455 more words

Preaching

Voting Discrimination: A Problem America Still Hasn't Solved

          Voting discrimination among the LGTBQ community is another silent struggle faced by many Americans seeking to take our great nation up on the power of democracy. 525 more words

Rants And Raves

The Pitiful Options for the Modern Voter

About two weeks ago, an op-ed titled “The Worst Voter Turnout in 72 Years” ran in the New York Times. I found it when trying to figure out if other Deep Southern states had the same pitifully low voter turnout that we had in Alabama (41%), and it seems that they did. 788 more words

The Deep South

Will More African-Americans Vote Republican In The Next Election?


Numbers say 10 percent of African-Americans voted republican in the mid term election. Will the same happen in the next presidential? Listen to Jeff Johnson  57 more words

The Black Beat