Tag: Barack Obama

NSA: A Nonpartisan Issue

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s surveillance are making waves in policy, politics, and culture.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Privacy and Surveillance

Can you Gamble on Elections? You Betchya

Did you know that overseas websites take “bets” on U.S. election? Mitt Romney is still the favorite to win the Republican nomination, but his odds plummeted after the South Carolina primary. The crazy thing is that the odds on the “Political Prediction Market” are more accurate than most polls.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty

Racism in Politics – A 2012 Reality

One HeadCount volunteer’s view on racism in politics today and what needs to be stopped.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: The GOP, Sustainability and Climate Change

Coming into Iowa, candidates stumped on a range of issues, including sustainability and climate change. Here’s where the 2012 hopefuls stand on the issue.

Questions about the job market? Ask the President

Job seekers on Monster.com can ask the President questions about the job market

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Obama Puts on His Rally Cap (w/ Ben Harper and The National)

The President is scheduled to speak and will have both Ben Harper and The National in tow.

Tea Party Rock

Every political movement gets the sound track it deserves. Beginning August 6 in Jackson, New Jersey, for example, strident anti-Obama talk-radio star and Tea Party supporter Sean Hannity hosts the first of eight Freedom Concerts featuring Lyrnyrd Skynryd, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Michael W. Smith. Hannity’s concerts benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which,…

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

HeadCount Human Rights Issue Update: Immigration Law

By now, you’ve probably heard about the controversial new immigration law that will take effect in Arizona on July 28. The legislation, known officially as the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act or Senate Bill 1070, gives local police the ability to demand a person’s identification and detain that person if they believe there is reasonable suspicion…

Posted in Human Rights, Issue Updates

Interview: Bob Weir Part 3 – How Barack Obama Reunited The Dead

“We weren’t kicking around the notion of playing together until the opportunity to make a difference and get people registered and voting. When that opportunity came our way, we all said, ‘Hell, we gotta do this, guys.’” Bob Weir – of the Grateful Dead, RatDog, and, most recently, Furthur – sits on HeadCount’s board of…

HeadCount Sustainability and Climate Change Update: Signs of Life for Climate Legislation

Some of you have been getting HeadCount’s Sustainability and Climate Change e-newsletter for a while. But for many of you who joined our mailing list when downloading the “Best of Bonnaroo” compilation, this will be the first time. So let me briefly introduce myself: I’m Nicole and every six weeks I’ll hit you with a brief…

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change