Category Archives: Voting

“RIP VAN” POSNER – SIX YEARS LATER THE JUDGE WAKES UP

Judge Posner has stunned the legal community with a rare judicial mea culpa: an admittance that he was asleep at the wheel six years ago when he wrote that he really thought voter fraud was an okay reason to have … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Constitutional Issues, Indiana, Judges, Judicial System, Politics, Rights and Liberties, U.S. Constitution, Voter Suppression, Voting

PRE-PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS POSE PROBLEMS

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. They are common in the United States, where their origins are traced to the progressive movement with its emphasis on ridding the political … Continue reading

Posted in Allen County Government, Democrat Party, Democrats, Elections, Politics, Third District, Voting | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

THE “DON’T VOTE” VIDEO

We are rapidly approaching the deadline to register to vote for our November 4th election. Leonardo DiCaprio and many of his friends have put together a great video. Register if you haven’t done so already, and, if you are registered, … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Democrats, Elections, Politics, Republican Party, U.S. Presidency, Voting | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

NEXT BOONDOGGLE FOR VOTERS – PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP

State legislatures with their flag-waving, fear mongering members are working to increase the barriers to vote once again. Now that the hurdle of a photo ID has been upheld by the Supreme Court in its decision this past April in … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Democracy, Elections, Voting | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

VA TO VETERANS – WE WON’T HELP YOU REGISTER TO VOTE

In what has to be one of the most illogical, unreasonable, hypocritical, and downright disrespectful decisions made by the new VA Secretary James Peake, the VA will not allow voter registration assistance in VA facilities. The National Voter Registration Act … Continue reading

Posted in Republican Party, Veterans Administration, Voting, War | 4 Comments

SIDESTEPPING SENATE VOTES – OBAMA’S RECORD WORST OF REMAINING THREE CANDIDATES

A measure of leadership is taking responsibility for appearing and voting for bills and resolutions.  Of the three remaining candidates, Clinton has the best record, and Obama has the worst.  Obama has been in the Senate the shortest amount of time, yet … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Republican Party, Voting, Women in Politics | 11 Comments

HENRY CAPTURES THE FORT

After an election fraught with unusual circumstances, Tom Henry stepped to the podium last night at the Grand Wayne Center to claim the helm of Indiana’s second largest city. Challenging us to not accept less than our true potential as … Continue reading

Posted in Cities and Towns, Democrats, Fort Wayne, Republican Party, Voting | 3 Comments

YOU AIN’T NOBODY IF YOU DON’T VOTE – ALL THE KING’S MEN

I watched “All the King’s Men” recently, and the above phrase stuck in my mind. Many citizens believe they don’t count in the political process, and when enough people feel that way, well, they don’t count. The result is the … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, History, Politics, Republican Party, U.S. Constitution, Voting