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Hawaii's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Parties Bring It On!

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Well, at the risk of being called, "the Ralph Nader blogger of 2014", by the Democrats, I am going out on a limb here and saying, this could be, "The Year of the Multi-Party Government."

The Blackmocrats

Hermene Hartman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

The Democratic Party takes the Black vote for granted and lines up with the ministers as political ambassadors, while the business of the Black community is ignored. At the same time, there is very little Black political participation with the Republicans.

Stupid Rises, Nation Declines

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

What's gotten us where we are is the rise of dumbassery. Basically, as voters, we've given our elected leaders pretty much an open road to Idiotville.

All But Ignored, Third Parties Endeavor On

Jake Jares | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jake Jares

As the third-party debates and the campaigns themselves will likely continue to be neglected by our political culture, the candidates fight on now for their message, not their electoral success.

The Joys of Third Party Voting, or How I Learned to Love the Electoral College

Tung Yin | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Tung Yin

If enough people vote for third party candidates, then the winner of the election can well find himself (or herself, in a future election) with less than 50 percent of the popular vote, as has happened numerous times, and therefore much less of a claim to any sort of mandate.

The Problem Is Not 'Romney or Obama'; The Problem Is We Have No Choice

David Fagin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
David Fagin

Will we ever see a time when, come November, there are three, or, God help us, even four candidates neck and neck in the electoral vote?

On Greens and Libertarians

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

Why go through with a national campaign they are going to lose, that keeps them in fringe territory, and risks throwing the election to the party they most disagree with? Herewith a solution: don't.

How Many 'Third Parties' Will There Be In 2012?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

If the remarkable pattern of monthly Republican frontrunner changes had structural reasons, then the pattern could be repeated in the general election campaign, with potentially several minor party candidates rising in polls.

7 Keys to Indemnification in Business Sales, Part 4 of 3

Jim Thomas | Posted 01.02.2012 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Whether you are buyer or seller, here are seven elements to think about when reading an indemnification provision: scope, damages, survival, exclusivity, caps, baskets, and third parties.

Crash The Parties

Rich Tafel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

If Americans were told to choose between two cars, shirts, colors or family sizes, we'd rise up in revolt. Tell us we have only two parties, however, and we accept it as though any alternative is unimaginable.

Third Party Hype: Thomas Friedman Redux

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Yesterday Thomas Friedman proclaimed that a viable third party presidential candidate will emerge in 2012. Friedman has made similar proclamations several times before.

Joe Scarborough: The Two Political Parties... Are Going to Blow Apart... Be Irrelevant

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Joe Scarborough, speaking at Kennedy School of Government, with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was asked about his cynicism. He replied: "I'm not ac...

Elected Officials Launch Group To Combat Partisanship

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Elected officials and activists from around the country gathered Monday to bemoan the excesses of political partisanship and seek way...

AAPOR 2010: Washington Post's Jennifer Agiesta

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

On the second day of the AAPOR Conference in Chicago, I had a chance to catch up with Jennifer Agiesta of the Washington Post who chaired a panel sess...

Facebook Privacy Policy, Settings Explained

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Recent changes to Facebook's privacy policies have made users' information far more public than ever before: much personal data is now public by defau...

Progressive Landslide

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

I speak for thousands of Working Families Party members when I say that we are thrilled to have played a part in the victories of John Liu and Bill de Blasio.

Four Ways to Civilize and Simplify Debates

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Shouldn't a president be concise on issues? Candidates seem to ignore the signals of blinking lights, so let's install an emphatic alarm that sounds somewhere between a fart and a fire engine.