voting

Postmortems of voting woes, disenfranchisement, and how countries around the world elect government officials.

Glenn Bushinski3 months ago
10 Voting Laws Everyone Should Know
Does voting matter? Yes. Voting is among the most imperative acts of citizenship each one of us should perform, but that does not mean it is always a simple procedure. There are lots of things that ca...
Kendall Earl4 months ago
Spoiling It for the Rest?
Long after the midterms have ended, I have been wondering about a part of the elections that no one really focuses on (unless their party candidate loses). I am talking about the third parties. I was ...
Jules Fortman5 months ago
Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Interests?
In recent elections, about 60 percent of the voter population voted during presidential election years and only about 40 percent voted during midterm elections. 2018's midterm elections, however, saw ...
John Heckenlively6 months ago
Blue Wave Hit Most Republicans
While much has been made of the Blue Wave, the full impact can be seen through the performance of Republican incumbents on November 6. And not just the 28 who lost their seats, but Republican performa...
Edward Anderson6 months ago
Realistic Takeaways from the Midterm Elections
There was a breathless anticipation going into the Midterm Elections this year. It was a reality show that every network carried, and the pundits became the stars who's words were hung onto as if it w...
Don't Buy These Ads in Ohio
When it comes to this year’s midterms, it seems that the strategy on the right is simply to lie and cheat their way into office. There were so many ads this weekend here in Columbus, Ohio (the Heart o...
Tabitha Reno6 months ago
Crash Course Guide to Voting on November 6, 2018
Everything You Need to Know to Be an Informed Voter Today
Logan M. Snyder6 months ago
Does Voting Matter?
If you are an American over the age of 18 without a felony, you get the opportunity to vote every two years. This year, we vote for the midterm elections. Some people feel that their vote doesn’t matt...
p wave Swingle7 months ago
Down with Representatives
Now is a time that you hear things such as “go vote!” and “we determine our future!” I don’t want to come off as cynical, but our vote doesn’t matter, and really never has. This is due to many reasons...
Robert Wells7 months ago
What's Wrong with Voter ID Laws
Voter ID laws sound reasonable on the surface. We should want to protect our democracy, which means guaranteeing one vote per citizen. Since most people already have a state-issued driver’s license, w...
Nicola P. Young7 months ago
Why Are People Single Issue Voters?
The 2018 election was a prime example of how powerful single issue voters can be to an election. Sure, many people weighed other major considerations, including tax breaks and abortion laws, but the o...
Monsoor Ali7 months ago
Why Voting Is Still Important Even If You're Black and Fed Up
There is a very popular yet understandable misconception in this country regarding the effects of citizen voting. Because of the misunderstanding of how the Electoral College works, voting fraud, as w...
Carissa 8 months ago
From Conservative to Liberal
When I think of who I was during my teenage years, I cringe. I was against gay marriage, disliked Obama, and didn't believe climate change. That's right, I was a Republican. Looking back on this I can...
Dan McGinnis8 months ago
Sorry Reagan, I Gotta Vote Democrat
Since before I was old enough to vote, I have been a conservative Republican. I worked Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign while still in high school doing everything from knocking on doors, working...
Peter Rosea year ago
How Should We Judge Who We Vote For?
How should we make judgements? Do we have the correct values to make decisions? Are we using the wrong streams of information when we make judgements about politicians? Do we vote for a candidate for ...
Vanessa Martinsa year ago
Oi, You, Are You Gonna Vote?
The result of the 2017 UK General Election was really one of those wig-snatching moments. After David Cameron resigned, Theresa May took over as Prime Minister and a snap election was declared. Seekin...
Robert Katulaa year ago
Checks and Balances Hang in the Balance
The goal line defense by Republicans of Donald Trump is ripping apart one of our nation's most cherished means of self defense. The time tested construct of checks and balances is hanging in the balan...
From Democracy to Plutocracy
“The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts, and then to the army,...