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All Lives Could Matter Someday

Kate Peterson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Kate Peterson

I understand that in the end many people are just too frightened of Trump to worry about their hearts right now. Fair enough. So all I ask is that you think about how hard this is for you, how hard it is going to be to vote for someone who you don't believe, or believe in.

Bernie Sanders Just Paved The Way For The Largest Progressive Coalition In History

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

Although many Bernie Sanders supporters were understandably dismayed by his endorsement of political rival Hillary Clinton, it's important to remember what he has been saying all along: this political revolution is not about him, or any one candidate for that matter, it is about us.

The #BernieorBust Mentality Is Destructive and Pointless

Matt Camarda | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Matt Camarda

It's unnerving to see diehard Sanders supporters saying they would never vote for Clinton. Doing so would not only threaten the nation (and the world) with a bigoted, misogynistic, and proudly ignorant conman, but it would completely destroy the revolution they claim to care so much about.

It's Time to Crash the Parties

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Zaman Stanizai

The faint pulse of the health of the American democracy is indicative of a serious systemic dysfunction suggesting the need for a major surgery, or at least an end to the two-party monopoly. There is a daunting disconnect between the American people and their politicians.

The Libertarian Party Barely Takes Itself Seriously. Why Should We?

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Libertarian Party officials converged on the Rosen Centre Hotel this past weekend to nominate former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson ...

Libertarian Party Picks Presidential Ticket

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld secured the Libertarian Party's respective nominations...

The Libertarian Party Is In Turmoil Over VP Nominee

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics

The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate is...

Is Libertarian Kevin McCormick a More Likable Alternative to Trump or Clinton?

Tom Mullen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

With unfavorability ratings at record highs for the candidates of both major parties, polls show Americans are more likely than ever to consider votin...

Will Political Winds Favor the Libertarians?

James Peron | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
James Peron

America is ready for a real third party. It may not be the Libertarian Party -- which also has to battle it's own ideologues within the party -- but if one does come into existence it will have to embrace the middle ground of social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.

The Thoughts Of An Undecided Leftie On The 2016 US Election

Jesse Benn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Jesse Benn

Well, it's all over except the crying. After a beguiling nomination process in the Republican and Democratic Party primaries, things are rapidly winding down.

Does a Third-Party Candidate Have a Real Chance at Winning?

Kicker | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

The only president ever to win as a third-party candidate: George Washington. (Wikimedia Commons) This election season, with its angry comments secti...

Hey, What's Up With Gary Johnson?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Now that it's looking like one party's nomination is in the bag, and the other party's nomination is all but decided, it's time for our quadrennial ex...

And the Republican's Third-Party Candidate Is...

David Paine | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
David Paine

So here's what we have to look forward to come November: For the first time in 162 years, the Republican Party isn't fielding a candidate. Not really. The race for President is going to be between a Democrat, and an Independent, one who just happens to carry the label of Republican.

Trump Triumphant

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.

The Case for Bernie Sanders Running as an Independent, If Clinton Is the Nominee

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If you fear Trump, you better vote Bernie Sanders. This sentiment goes for an independent run as well, should Bernie choose to win the White House in this manner. The time is now, and Sanders has come too far, to simply give up if Clinton "wins" the Democratic nomination.

Why 2016 Could Be A Record Year For Third-Party Candidates, And What Pollsters Can Do About It

Matt Dabrowski | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Matt Dabrowski

Like never before, 2016 voters tell pollsters how much they dislike the major political parties and their presidential candidates. Will these voters support a third-party candidate? Voters routinely tell pollsters this too, yet it rarely works out that way in November. But one classic work of political science tells us which voters are really open to independent candidates, and how pollsters can gauge this support in real-time.

GOP's Loyalty Oaths Now Null and Void

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Anderson Cooper just made some news by asking all three Republican candidates for president whether they'd honor their previous pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. None of the three candidates now say they'll honor their loyalty pledge.

Populism Isn't Going to Go Away

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democratic populism seems to be growing. If Sanders falls short this time around, the next time a populist runs, they may actually succeed. Bernie has already gone a long way towards transforming the Democratic Party into a much more people-centered party.

The 2016 Populist Uprising in Perspective: Part 3 - The History of Populism in the United States

Frank Islam | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

No matter the final results of the presidential elections in November, 2016 will be forever known as the year of the uprising of the populists in both political parties.

Republicans Will Not Learn Much From This Election

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.

Why We Need an Independent Third Party...Now!

David Paine | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
David Paine

The two-party system is deeply rooted. But we can make a difference if we begin now, pursuing reforms on a state-by-state, grassroots level. That will gradually clear the way for more nonpartisan candidates to get nominated and elected, and allow them, once in office, to put the best interests of the nation first and work with their colleagues to get things done.

Jill Stein: 'The Deep State Is Written Into The DNA Of The Democratic Party'

Eoin Higgins | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

American politics is a two party system: Democrats versus Republicans. For Stein and the Green Party, the way forward takes the third path. "It's hard to have a revolutionary candidate in an anti-revolutionary party," she said.

The End of the GOP?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party? That's a pretty stunning question to ask, but we're living through a pretty stunning presidential nomination fight, so it can no longer be avoided or ignored.

Will anticipatory compliance be the next best practice?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

I was recently invited to speak on a panel regarding third party risk strategies for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFM...

Browsing the Bernie Bookshelf

Steve Early | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Steve Early

For those "feeling the Bern," this is not the moment to throw another log on the fire, curl up on your couch, and immerse yourself in books about the most popular brand to emerge from Vermont since Ben & Jerry's.