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Jon Husted vs. Nina Turner Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Ohio Secretary of State Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Jon Husted vs. Nina Turner Secretary of State race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement...Show More Summary

Sunday Roundup

This week, Ebola arrived in New York City -- America's most crowded and most media-saturated metropolis. So, as word spread on Thursday, so did the hysteria. But thankfully, Ebola (or "Ebowla," as some christened it in honor of the infected...Show More Summary

Tankman, the GOP and Voting Rights

One of the most evocative images of the 20th century was the image of a single man standing in front of a column of tanks as part of the pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The picture resonates because, as Thomas Jefferson...Show More Summary

GMOs Expose Dangerous Science Disconnect in Agriculture

A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods. Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm...Show More Summary

Ebola and the Fear That Makes Us Stupid

Who says that ordinary Americans can't make a difference? Last week, a few hundred frightened, insular people in Oklahoma City got millions of Africans scratching their heads on just how stupid Americans can be. The story may have been...Show More Summary

The Handshake of Asia's Dreams?

Rumor has it that in early November, on the sidelines of the big, Asian regional economic meeting called APEC China's President Xi Jiping and Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo might shake hands. A far cry if so from last January during...Show More Summary

GOP Leader Unhappy With Flood of Money in Politics

At a campaign event for Senate hopeful Joni Ernst in Des Moines on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told me that he is unhappy with Citizens United and would revisit the landmark Supreme Court decision to make it more balanced. However, Graham does not think any action will happen without a movement. Show More Summary

A New Twist on the Get-Out-the-Vote Message

Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day in America. We all know that voting is the bedrock of democracy. In fact, the word itself means "people power," from the Greek: demos meaning "the people" and kratia meaning "power." If you want to...Show More Summary

3 Reasons Why Oregon Should Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

I've got my fingers crossed for our neighbors to the south to join us in a legal weed wonderland, and it's not for the reasons you might think. I'm a licensed recreational marijuana processor in Washington state, so I do want what's good for the industry, but I also want what's good for Oregon (since I spent the first 27 years of my life there). Show More Summary

The GOP Simultaneously Cries 'Wolf' and 'The Sky Is Falling'

Despicable. That's the only word for it. I refer to the recent official email "Responding to the Ebola Crisis" of October 17 from my congressional representative, Bob Goodlatte, of Virginia's 6th District. It begins by stating that "Ebola...Show More Summary

Tom Udall vs. Allen Weh Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For New Mexico Senate Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Tom Udall vs. Allen Weh Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project...Show More Summary

Jerry Brown Does His Yale Law Reunion While Kashkari Keeps Attacking and Arnold Savors Paris

Republican Neel Kashkari has intensified his attack on Governor Jerry Brown, insisting that he has uncovered "Jerry Brown's Watergate." So what does Brown do? Continue to ignore the former Wall Street bailout coordinator, and continue his drive to a record fourth term as California's governor by... Show More Summary

Washington Must Recognize India as Another Great Power to Be

Before becoming prime minister, India's Narendra Modi was barred from receiving a visa to visit the U.S. A rising leader in the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was tied to deadly sectarian violence. But now, backed by an overwhelming parliamentary majority, he leads one of Asia's most important powers. Show More Summary

Ukraine's Uncertain Future

Elizabeth Pond, the respected American author who has reported on Eastern Europe for three decades, recently wrote a eulogy for Ukraine. The seizure of Crimea, Russia's military rout of the Ukrainians in the east, and the humiliating...Show More Summary

Government Gold-Plating

Senator Tom Coburn released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of doozies. The U.S. government's gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested by worms, $297 million for the purchase...Show More Summary

GOP Wave? Thank the Democrats' Cave!

Election Night forecast: It won't be pretty. Here's part of why...

What You Owe Your Military

A few days after the midterm elections, our nation will observe another Veterans Day. Politicians will spout platitudes about support for the troops, newly elected (and mainly re-elected) congressmen will make appearances with flagsShow More Summary

Working or Fighting: Your Choice

Leading up to next week's elections--November 4--the mail, newspapers, radio, and TV are saturated with political ads. Time and again, Democrats and Republicans say, "I'm going to fight for you." That's the big problem we have on all levels of government--there's just too much fighting. Show More Summary

My Mother, My Values, My Vote

Back in 1996, my mother was interviewed on Good Morning America. They were doing a story on the November election and wanted to know why she, an 89 year old Catholic woman, was voting for Democrats. In her responses to the GMA reporter, mom related how her life experiences had shaped her politics. Show More Summary

Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Keep Having Pastor Who Says Obama is "Paving the Way for the Future Reign of the Antichrist" as Guest

The First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas is a major institution within the Southern Baptist faith, long powerful and influential. Its senior pastor, Robert Jeffress, made headlines in 2007 with a Sunday sermon calling Willard Romney...Show More Summary

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