Robert Koehler: The forces of political centrism, which includes the mainstream media, like to think that they’re in control, and endlessly purvey the message that America-brand democracy is the best in the world.
Steven Singer: In Arizona, lines stretched literally for miles. People actually ordered pizza to be delivered to them IN LINE!
Ernest Canning: An Ohio Common Pleas Judge has ordered Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted to allow lawfully registered 17-year-old Ohio voters to vote in the March 15, 2016 primary election.
Voter Rights Denied — People who are encouraged to be part of the community are more likely to abide by the law.
Voting Reform — Both the Democratic and the Republican parties are remaking the social landscape according to corporate interests.
Berry Craig: We are getting closer to that “more perfect union” the constitution was supposed to make us. Far more people enjoy “the blessings of liberty” cited in our national charter than they did in Washington’s day.
Joseph Palermo: Desiline Victor’s travails in trying to vote last November bring to mind Freedom Summer in Mississippi in 1964 when white vigilantes tortured and killed Micky Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney who had volunteered to register black voters.
Anthony Samad: “Cliff hanging” allows Republicans to be relevant to the conversation, while at the same time be irrelevant to the solution.
Steve Hochstadt: Our family likes to eat, make and give good food. Homemade jams, granola and pickles were exchanged; during frequent breaks in present-opening, we ate freshly baked coffee cakes, thanks to my nieces.
Sylvia Moore: [dc]N[/dc]ow that the dust has settled and President Obama has been re-elected, America needs to make election reform and the universal expansion of voting rights a high priority.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Can the die-hard group hanging out in the kitchen keep the party going? Can Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and the state-level Tea Partiers keep the music playing and the drinks flowing?
Anthony Samad: The Republicans lost because they lost sight of the truth and their sense of true reality.
Mario Solis-Marich: Over 80,000 ballots are still uncounted in Maricopa County, Arizona — the county that could reelect anti- Latino Sheriff Joe Arpaio