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How The Two-Party System Became An Inescapable Political Reality

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Here's the Way to Cure the GOP's Trumpococcus Teapartius Infection

Marty Rudoy | Posted 05.29.2016 | Home
Marty Rudoy

The Donald Trump infection is a relatively new strain of superbug called trumpococcus teapartius. It is highly resistant to antibiotics or reason, so the body politic must rely on its white cells to fight off the infection.

Is the System Unfair to Independent Voters?

Kicker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home

If you're not registered either Democrat or Republican, you might be having a tough time voting. So if you're an independent who's been following the campaigns and recently made up your mind -- you're left out.

Pull Up a Chair, Kids

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
Lester & Charlie

And here he is again, declaring that he's two thinks from declaring candidacy and riding to America's rescue. We admit that it's a bit more complicated this time around -- what with Trump or Cruz barreling toward the GOP nom and Bernie bearing down on Hillary hard.

Sanders Slams 'Pathetic' Dem Strategy

Salon | Thomas Frank | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home

Senator Bernie Sanders sits down with Salon to talk inequality, the GOP, and whether or not he'll run for president....

Campaigning on the Cheap: An Independent Path Forward

Abel Collins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Abel Collins

Some think we should let the Democrats and Republicans continue their ruinous policies of selling out the American people to Big Business. I can't in good conscience let that happen, so let me explain why 2014 will be the year we see at least one Independent in the House.

Getting Clear About Voting Independent

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home
Mitchell J. Rabin

What matters is having a leader, not a politician, assume political office. And so I suggest that people look to break out of the two-party trance and take on a pro-active role in taking your government back to serve You, your family, your friends, your community.

Third Party Makes 2012 Colorado Ballot

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

Americans Elect, a group dedicated to nominating an independent presidential candidate, announced yesterday they had secured a spot on the 2012 Colora...

America's Other Deficit

Harry Kresky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Harry Kresky

Republican presidential candidates blamed President Obama for the downgrade. In so doing they demonstrated the very hyper partisanship that so concerned the S&P analysts.

Democracy and the Institutions of Democracy

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Kresky

Significantly, the first institution the pundits call for in Egypt is political parties. But here in America the people are fed up with the role the parties are playing in our democracy.

My Declaration of Independents

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marty Kaplan

I used to imagine the president was playing 11-dimensional political chess with Republicans, a strategy I was too dim to grasp. I've begun to wonder whether his negotiating is his way of dog-whistling to Independents that he's their guy.

An Independent View of the Midterm Elections

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Salit

Right now, it's very hard for the American people to express themselves. The media has molded politics into a blood sport. Independents are trying to make a statement about all of that.

Move On, MoveOn!

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacqueline Salit should "move in" with the progressive wing of the independent movement. Together we can fix our democracy by backing the structural political reforms which give power to the people, not to the parties.

Gubernatorial Candidate Looks For Running Mate On Craigslist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Looking for a well-paying job in Colorado? Interested in politics? Job hunters perusing Craigslist for Denver-area job openings may be surprised to s...

Adlai Stevenson III To Pat Quinn: 'If Cohen Were My Running Mate, I Would Go Independent'

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), who ran for governor as an independent in 1986 after he was saddled with an unacceptable running mate for lieu...