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  • High Court strikes a blow against congressional gerrymandering

    In case you missed it -- and most Americans did -- there was a third significant ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of June. It received the least media attention, but it may eventually affect more citizens directly than the decisions upholding...
  • Obama warns against the 'you're-on-your-own economics' of 2016 Republican candidates

    Obama warns against the 'you're-on-your-own economics' of 2016 Republican candidates
    President Obama launched an effort Thursday to frame the 2016 presidential election on his terms, urging voters to be wary of Republicans who would reverse economic progress that his administration has fought hard to achieve. Obama visited Wisconsin...
  • With social media tease, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters 2016 race

    With social media tease, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters 2016 race
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said on Thursday. Having spent the past several months traveling...
  • Venezuela not free, not fair

    The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Tuesday, June 30: Facing increasingly bleak political prospects, the Venezuelan government sprung another unfair, last-minute trick on the democratic opposition last week: a declaration that a...
  • UN observers say Burundi elections were not free

    A U.N. observer mission concluded Thursday that this week's parliamentary elections in Burundi were not "free, credible and inclusive." A preliminary statement from the observers said the electoral process took place "in a tense political crisis" and...
  • Obama's call for expanded overtime pay shows he will be a force in 2016 campaign

    LACROSSE, Wis. President Barack Obama is signaling he's going to be a major voice in the 2106 election even if he's not on the ballot. Obama made his case for an expansion of overtime pay Thursday in the home state of one of the leading contenders for...
  • Broward League of Women Voters leader wants to boost election turnout among young, women, minorities

    Jocelyn Carter-Miller wasn't looking for something new to do. But she felt compelled to act because of what she found when she went to vote in last summer's primary election: a dearth of voters. Now, she's taking the helm of the League of Women Voters of...
  • Dixon's return

    Dixon's return
    Given the riots after Freddie Gray's death, the ensuing spike in violent crime and all the systemic economic, educational and social problems that have been brought to light as a result, Baltimore could assuredly use an election. We need a real...
  • Polish PM candidate vows no euro, more economic justice

    Beata Szydlo led a little-known politician to a surprise victory in Poland's recent presidential election. Now she hopes to repeat that winning formula for herself. The 52-year-old who managed the election campaign of President-elect Andrzej Duda is...
  • Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians

    Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the power of voters, not politicians
    That was a nice Fourth of July gift from the Supreme Court, reaffirming that "We the People" get to decide how our elected representatives are chosen. The politicians are not endowed with an inalienable right — not even a constitutional one...
  • Donald Trump: What a lousy mogul

    Donald Trump: What a lousy mogul
    The bewildering saga of Donald Trump will become part of American legend, right up there with "A Face in the Crowd" and "Citizen Kane." Trump was known as a tough businessman, thanks in part to his "you're fired" theatrics on "The Apprentice." Now...