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A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/07/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (credit: www.repturzai.com)

Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.

07/26/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

07/09/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

Magazines on marijuana are seen in the weGrow marijuana cultivation supply store during its grand opening March 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senate Grants Approval To Bill That Allows Use Of Medical Marijuana

The measure passed the state’s Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.

05/05/2012

Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Department of Defense)

CT Criminal Justice Aide’s Twitter Prank Accidentally Goes Public

An official in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration says a Twitter posting he wrote about a state lawmaker being hospitalized after a car accident was an April Fools’ Day prank.

04/01/2012

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

AG Schneiderman Reviewing Rising Gas Prices As Part Of Working Group

Schneiderman said the working group was created at the request of President Barack Obama and was just getting started on its investigation.

05/13/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, talks about the start of a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a news conference as he stands next to Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy, center, and Acting Newark Police Director Sam DeMaio Monday, May 9, 2011 in Newark, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Justice Department Launches Probe Of Newark Police Department

New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.

05/09/2011

Narcy Novack (credit: Handout)

Feds Mulling Death Penalty In Hotel Heir Killings

Narcy Novack, the Florida woman accused of arranging the killings of her husband and mother-in-law, was already complaining last year about how much time she’d spent in jail.

05/06/2011

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