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Opinion: Should Americans be forced to vote?

Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:03 Written by
STORY HIGHLIGHTSWilliam Galston: Compulsory voting could move politics away from polarization and gridlock Haydon Manning: In Australia, voters face misleading negative ads and banal sloganeering Donna Brazile: We require jury attendance, paying taxes, so why not voting? (CNN) -- If past votes are any guide, turnout in this year's midterm elections could be about 40% of the voting age population. Australia and some other democracies take
Obama mulls compulsory voting
Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:03 Written by
Story highlights26 countries have compulsory voting; some countries can enact a fineLess than 37% of eligible voters took part in the 2014 midterm elections (CNN)How do we offset the influence of big money in politics while fixing the country's abysmal voter turnout rate? President Barack Obama suggests it might be time to make voting a requirement. "In Australia and some other countries, there's mandatory voting," Obama said Wednesday
Reports: Caroline Kennedy targeted
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:34 Written by
(CNN)Japanese authorities are investigating death threats against the American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, according to Japanese media reports and international wire services. Local police are looking into phone calls placed last month to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo threatening to kill Kennedy, according to local media reports. CNN could not immediately confirm the reports. The threats come two weeks after the Mark Lippert, the American ambassador to South Korea, was slashed by an
Caroline Kennedy: Princess of Camelot
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:19 Written by
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3 die in shooting at Calif. store
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:07 Written by
Story highlightsAffiliate says it was a drive-by shootingThe wounded are expected to survive Los Angeles (CNN)Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting outside a store in Stockton, California, late Tuesday night, police said. Police didn't say what prompted the gunfire outside the Madison Market, a few blocks from the Stockton Arena. CNN affiliate KCRA said it was a drive-by shooting. Two women and a
What we know about the threats
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:07 Written by
Just Watched Reports: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy faces death threats replay More Videos ... Authorities are investigating death threats against Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, according to Japanese media reports. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports. Stories worth watching (12)
Reports: Threats made against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy in Japan
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:07 Written by
(CNN)Japanese authorities are investigating death threats against the American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, according to Japanese media reports and international wire services. Local police are looking into phone calls placed last month to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo threatening to kill Kennedy, according to local media reports. CNN could not immediately confirm the reports. The threats come two weeks after the Mark Lippert, the American ambassador to South Korea, was slashed by an
Did millionaire murder California teenager?
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:15 Written by
Just Watched Did Robert Durst murder California teenager? replay More Videos ... A look back at the case of a 16 year old girl who went missing in Eureka, CA. CNN's Dan Simon reports Robert Durst Scandal (14)
Dad finds dirty needles, vials of blood where kids swim
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:03 Written by
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Pilot: What keeps you safe on a plane
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:03 Written by
Story highlightsPassenger apparently yelled "jihad" and was subdued. And an alleged terror plot last month may have included hijack plansHijacking a plane post-9/11 is easier said than done, Les Abend saysLayer of safeguards, airline personnel training pose challenges to would-be hijackers, he says Les Abend is a Boeing 777 captain for a major airline with 30 years of flying experience. He is also a CNN aviation analyst and senior contributor

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