How Trump Could Win In 2020, Without Cheating

How Trump Could Win In 2020, Without Cheating

From a longue durée view, it’s Trump who has the power to do the pushing, thanks not only to his deep pockets and ruthlessness but also to the deep support of two long-privileged groups in American life.

Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action

Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action

I called this article "Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action", and while I am referring to the women highlighted in the videos below, I am also speaking of each of us. And not just of those of us in female bodies, but to all the "rising feminine" in all of us, male or female.

How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

The time is now! Voting in the presidential election will begin in many states in just a few weeks – as earlyas Sept. 4 in North Carolina.

Is Voting By Mail Safe From Fraud?

Is Voting By Mail Safe From Fraud?

As millions of Americans prepare to vote in November – and in many cases, primaries and state and local elections through the summer as well – lots of people are talking about voting by mail.

Twitter Labels Trump Tweets Disinformation

Twitter Labels White House Disinformation

In a landmark action, Twitter has for the first time attached independent fact-checking information directly to two tweets from President Donald Trump.

Should Elections Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus?

Should Elections Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus?

Local elections scheduled to take place in England and Wales in the first week of May – including the London mayoral vote – have been postponed as part of attempts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the UK.

Even in the Age of Trump, Why Facts Matter

Even in the Age of Trump, Facts Matter

Years ago, during a summer break from college, I was in the offices of a public interest advocate, a grizzled veteran of the fight for social justice.

Stolen Elections Open Wounds That May Never Heal

Stolen Elections Open Wounds That May Never Heal

There are not many examples of so-called “stolen elections” in U.S. history, but the ones that had irregularities and were controversial, in 1824 and 2000, had an oversized impact on the decades that followed.

Getting to Know Marianne and Her Vision for America

Getting to Know Marianne and Her Vision for America
Marianne Williamson is a complete departure from same old, same old... Her platform: putting in place policies based on caring for our children, our environment, and each other... policies based on what's right for the people and the planet, not what's right for a few. She is raising the bar for what a Democratic candidate, and a President, must stand for.

How Did The Presidential Campaign Get To Be So Long?

How Did The Presidential Campaign Get To Be So Long?
Four hundred and thirty-two days prior to the election and 158 days before the Iowa caucus, millions of Americans were expected to tune in for the second round of Democratic debates.

The Case Against Voting For Charisma

The Case Against Voting For Charisma

Likeability, relatability, humor, wit, charm, good looks and a little disregard for convention have always helped candidates win elections. Policy positions, character and experience in government help, too.

How To Fix Partisan Gerrymandering?

Want To Fix Gerrymandering?

“Are we in Maryland’s third congressional district?” Karen asked on a recent visit to the UMBC campus. Despite zooming into the district’s map on Wikipedia, neither of us could tell.

Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.

Here’s The Case For Mandatory Voting In The U.S.Elections play a distinctive role in strengthening democracy, and voting is a pivotal part of that process. That’s why new research makes the case for universal participation through mandatory voting.

Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of Youth

Why We Should Pay Attention To The Voting Power Of YouthYouth turnout in the recent United States midterm elections was the highest it has been in 25 years. The midterms also saw the average age of congressional representatives go down by 10 years.

3 Ways The Women's Movement In US Politics Is Misunderstood

3 Ways The Women's Movement In US Politics Is MisunderstoodA record number of women are headed to statehouses and Capitol Hill in 2019. One hundred women were elected to the U.S. House, which means that at least 121 women will serve in the 116th Congress – up from the current 107.

We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It

We Are Responsible For The Mess We Made... Now Let's Fix It
Now that's an intense statement: We are responsible for the mess we made! And for some, it might tend to bring up anger, defensiveness, guilt, shame, feelings of being blamed, discouragement, and other such emotions. However, for me, I see it as good news! If we are responsible for the mess we made, then we can clean it up, and we can fix it.

Republican Women Are Just Fine With Being Republican

Republican Women Are Just Fine With Being Republican
Republican women have faced a conundrum repeatedly in the last two years. In the cases of Donald Trump, Roy Moore and Brett Kavanaugh, the question facing them has been whether to support a male Republican leader accused of sexual assault – or to press for male accountability.

Why Mexico's Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change

Why Mexico's Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change
The election of a leftist party in Mexico for the first time in decades has the potential to transform the country as it dislodges its ruling elite, challenges the economic consensus and promises to eradicate violence and corruption.

How Christian Media Is Shaping American Politics

How Christian Media Is Shaping American Politics
For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Today is different, however. Not only are there entire networks devoted to religious broadcasting, but also Christian television has moved directly into covering news and politics, reaching millions of Americans daily with a conservative perspective on current events.

How Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership

How Women On The 2018 Ballot Are Busting Perceptions Of Motherhood And Leadership
Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Maryland’s Krish Vignarajah and Wisconsin’s Kelda Roys, made waves with campaign ads that, in addition to touting their capabilities as leaders, also show them nursing their babies.

How Paper Trails And Random Audits Could Easily Secure All Elections

How Paper Trails And Random Audits Could Easily Secure All Elections

As states begin to receive millions of federal dollars to secure the 2018 primary and general elections, officials around the country will have to decide how to spend it to best protect the integrity of the democratic process.

Jill Stein Raising Funds for Recount: Election Integrity Depends on YOU!

Jill Stein Raising Funds for Recount: Election Integrity Depends on YOU! The Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. We are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania-- three states where there is a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals. Please donate to this initiative today.

Why The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul

Why The Democratic Party Lost Its SoulWho will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has significant implications for the future of American politics. The choice will help determine how the Democratic party responds to its extraordinary defeats in recent years, ending with the election of Donald Trump.

The Aftermath of the US Elections: Healing and Finding Common Ground

The Aftermath of the US Elections: Healing and Finding Common GroundNow that the Presidential election is over, we can start to think about what life is going to be like after Tuesday, November 8th. This election season has not only been tough for our country, but also has wreaked havoc on many of our personal relationships.

Your Vote Chooses the World We All Will Live In

Your Vote Chooses the World We All Will Live InYes, we know! We're all tired of hearing about the elections. However, that doesn't make it less important. It's coming to a close this Tuesday, November 8th 2016, and some people are still "on the fence". Not only do they not know who they will vote for, but they don't know if they're even going to vote.

Attn Progressives: Support Hillary In Order to Establish Bernie's Program

Attn. Progressives: Support Hillary In Order to Establish Bernie's ProgramIf you're a disheartened, disillusioned, angry Bernie supporter thinking about casting a vote for Jill Stein or staying home, I am talking to you. If you are one of those Millennials who embraced the Bernie campaign and then lost heart when he lost the primaries, this message is for YOU especially.

It's Time To Dust Off Our Flags, Pennants, and Placards

It's Now Time To Dust Off Our Flags, Penants, and PlacardsIt's time to throw off our self-imposed shackles of Washington lobbyists and billionaire oligarchs, of wall street greed and corporate malfeasance, and of neocons, neoliberals, and political hacks to empower our lost unified American spirit.

Why Voters Don't Seem To Forgive Clinton, While Trump Gets A Free Pass

Why Voters Don't Seem To Forgive Clinton, While Trump Gets A Free PassA persistent mystery discussed in this presidential campaign has been double standards. In other words, while Donald Trump seems to have a “get out of jail free” card, Hillary Clinton can’t seem to “pass go.”

How Did Iceland’s Pirate Party Become So Popular?

The Pirates. Day Donaldson, CC BYIceland’s Pirate Party started life as a minor political movement inspired by its Swedish and German counterparts. Now it is a credible force. From marginal political interests, it has grown to produce positions on the most important issues of the day...

How Media Outlets From Around The World Have Reacted To The Presidential Campaign

How Media Outlets From Around The World Have Reacted To The Presidential CampaignWhen Donald Trump repeatedly claims the election is “rigged,” it doesn’t just undermine voter confidence at home. It can also hurt the country’s standing around the world, where people have been closely following the presidential race.

Why Have Americans Lost Trust In Government?

Why Have Americans Lost Trust In Government?Elections normally decide who is to govern. This upcoming election is about the very legitimacy of the system.

What A Clinton And Ryan Compromise Might Look Like

What A Clinton And Ryan Compromise Might Look LikeHillary Clinton won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely). Another will be Paul Ryan, who will rule the Republican roost.

Why All Progressives Must Vote For Hillary

Why All Progressives Must Vote For HillaryI continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals, but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

Will This Election Inspire a Democratic Awakening?

Will This Election Inspiring a Democratic Awakening?It would be wrong to ignore the psychological, social and political damage this poisonous election is causing. When the movement called Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism, an effort to awaken therapists to their public responsibilities.

American Politics Is Officially In The Gutter

American Politics Is Officially In The GutterThe second US presidential election debate was widely billed as a heavyweight bout. In the event it was a score draw – but the clear loser was the American political process.

How Trade And Immigration Are Colliding With The US Two-party System

How Trade And Immigration Are Colliding With The US Two-party SystemThis year, much interest is focused on what The Economist calls drawbridge politics. Voters who believe in leaving the drawbridge down, so to speak, see opportunities in open borders for immigrants and trade.

Wealthy Donors Are Trying To Buy School Board Elections

Wealthy Donors Are Trying To Buy School Board ElectionsLocal school board elections increasingly are becoming national political battlegrounds, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform.

What Do The Clinton Charities Actually Do?

What Do The Clinton Charities Actually Do?Charities tied to the Clinton family have received seemingly endless scrutiny throughout the presidential campaign. They’ve been accused of wasting funds, offering access to donors and even serving as a personal “piggy bank” for the Clinton family.

What Would Sanity Do About The Upcoming Election?

What Would Sanity Do about the Upcoming Election?"America's two political parties spent $4 billion on the last election and it worked -- the American people were soundly defeated." (Swami Beyondananda)  We've been hearing for years the contextual question, "What would Jesus do?" So I offer my own question:  What would sanity do?

5 Reasons Donald Trump Is More Effective Than You Think

5 Reasons Donald Trump Is A More Effective Than You ThinkThe New York Times article “The 258 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter” is a pretty good indicator of the level of discourse of the Republican Party’s nominee for US president in November’s election.

One Way the 2016 Election Is Obviously Rigged

One Way the 2016 Election Is Obviously RiggedHillary Clinton has put the Electoral College into checkmate. She’s closer to Donald Trump in many red states like Kansas and Texas than he is to her in key swing states.

5 Reasons to Hold Your Nose And Vote

5 Reasons to Hold Your Nose And Vote Even On Election Day, what do you do if you were a die-hard Bernie Sanders fan and are now faced with a ballot that offers you a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, whose favorability ratings are the worst among presidential candidates since CBS News and The New York Times started polling in 1984?

What Social Science Says How A Female President Might Lead?

What Social Science Says How A Female President Might Lead?In this year’s unorthodox presidential election season, the latest campaign foibles can sometimes obscure the unprecedented fact that one major-party candidate for highest office in the United States is a woman.

Can Foreign Hackers Actually Disrupt The U.S. Election?

Can Foreign Hackers Actually Disrupt The U.S. Election?There is a real possibility that hacking could affect the November presidential election, warns Herbert Lin, a cyberpolicy and security expert at Stanford University warns. But, he adds, a “baseline of hacking” among countries worldwide is occurring all the time.

Is The US Electoral System Really Rigged?

Is The US Electoral System Really Rigged?Many have speculated how a Trump victory would affect the U.S., but few have thought about the consequences of a Trump loss. After falling behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, Donald Trump has already developed a narrative for his exit: The election was rigged.

Is Donald Trump America's Post Hangover Selfie?

Is Donald Trump America's Post Hangover Selfie?Because a single powerful leader will draw from the rest of us powerful projections ranging from savior to devil, from healer to destroyer, I have long been interested, as a psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst, in the relationship between politics, mythology and psychology. For people like me, this is our year.

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