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Colorado School Board Controversy Turning Frustrated Republicans Into Democrats | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "For the first time in my life, I will probably vote a straight Democratic ticket." That realization came as something of a surprise to n...

Democrats Who Move Right Lose Elections -- There Is No "Center"

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

There are not voters who "swing," there are left voters and right voters who either show up and vote or do not show up and vote.

A Multiple Independent Discovery

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Salit

We are building a broad and diverse coalition of organizations and voters who believe that no American should have to join an organization or party in order to exercise full voting rights.

Obama's Brush With Postmodernism

Harry Kresky | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Credit goes to President Obama for not allowing binary logic to force his hand. His decision to take the issue to Congress created space for a conversation with the American people about what to do.

America Needs a New Political Party

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

The two-party system has a long history in America, but is no longer serving the interests of our country.

The Implosion of the GOP, and the Rise of Third Parties

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Democrats of today are not the champions of labor and the enemies of high finance like they were in the days of FDR. Rather, today's Democratic Party is a center-right version of the Republican Party -- just as corrupt, but not inherently evil.

Angus King On Weapons Ban: 'I Don't Know'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine said that he's reluctant to endorse a federal ban on the kind of assault weapon used in last month's Connectic...

The Rise of the Independents

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

We're going to little league games, antique shows, NASCAR events, the mall, acting as homework helper or cabby to the kids: How can we be bothered to pay attention to politics?

The Real Winner: American Exceptionalism Defeats Extremism

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again ...

Dispelling Myths About the 2012 Election

Samuel Best | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Samuel Best

Every election campaign perpetuates its own myths about the American electorate, and this year was no exception. Before such spin becomes treated as fact, we review some of the biggest misconceptions of the 2012 presidential election.

Obama and Independents: The Micro, the Macro, and the Forest

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

In this election, one forest that was missed was the 40 percent of Americans who disalign from the Democrats and Republicans and call themselves independents.

An Independent Perspective: Election 2012 Predictions

Bill Hillsman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

Independents will once again be the deciding factor in this election, despite the pains of both campaigns to pooh-pooh the impact of self-identified independent voters like you. Governor Romney needs to carry independents by a large margin in order to win.

It's Time to Make Goliath Go Lieth Down: 10 Reasons Why This Independent Is Voting Democrat in 2012

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

10. The "Republicans" Are Not Republicans: What I will heretofore call "Republican" with quote marks around it has nothing to do with true Republican heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and even Barry Goldwater.

New Poll Reveals Independent Women Voters Are Concerned About Washington's War on Women

Allyson Kapin | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Allyson Kapin

Just days before the election, many concerned voters are expressing their concerns over the attacks on women's basic rights. Will enough people use their civic duty to stand up for women's rights and elect leaders on Tuesday who will stand up with them?

Election Monitor: 5 Days to Go and Trend Model Says Romney Wins Popular Vote

Steve Lombardo | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

With five days to go before the election, it is now pretty clear that Mitt Romney will likely win the national popular vote for president. The only remaining question is whether the president's Midwest firewall will hold.

Save The Independent Voter From Extinction

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

If independent voters are not fed the vital necessities for making informed decisions, they will soon become extinct, along with the fading light of America's democratic process.

A Letter to the Undecided Voter

Monica Bauer | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Monica Bauer

If the Republicans lose the White House, they will know their strategy of obstruction did not work. And the bipartisan cooperation that you, Undecided, really want to see, will have a chance of making a comeback.

An Independent Perspective: Did Romney Hurt His Prospects Among Independents in the Second Debate?

Bill Hillsman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

President Obama won in 2008 largely because of support among independents. Whichever poll you want to look at, Obama badly trails Governor Romney among independents this year. And he is going to have to cut into Romney's independent support if he wants to win a second term.

Reports of the Romney Campaign's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We have had political party pep rallies, negative advertising, snippets of leaked off-camera dialog, meaningless rhetoric, and mountains full of fiction being passed along as facts but we have had little that resembles substance.

More Independents Favor Republican Education Views, Survey Shows

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Political independents tend to side more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to educational issues, a nationally representative survey by th...

Romney's Plan To Win Key Voting Block In Colorado Already Doomed?

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Republican Party donors and strategists alarmed by the trajectory of the embattled Romney presidentia...

Video Answers 'Who Is Mitt Romney' Question

Scott Blakeman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

A few weeks ago, I started telling a joke onstage asking if the audience enjoyed their food, or as Romney would call it "an entitlement". As the video shows, Romney actually believes that.

Unconventional Times

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

The American political parties persist, nonetheless, in offering their respective truths. For Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, a restoration of the prosperous America we once knew is just around the bend. Really?

New Game: Sway the Swing Voter

Phil Campbell | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Phil Campbell

To become a member of this group, all you have to do is not know whether you're voting for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. But how is that possible?

The Partisan, Racial and Generational Divide: How We View Arabs and Muslims

James Zogby | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Left unchecked, those who prey on ignorance and fear to spread hatred, and those who sow the seeds of division and intolerance threaten to tear apart the very fabric of our nation and compromise the values of openness and inclusion that have made America united and strong.