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Will Occupy Make a Comeback in 2012?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Jerry Lanson

The movement, with its encampments of protest and poverty, hope and homelessness, quickly captured the media's and the public's imagination, only to fade in the face of winter.

Jason Linkins

Americans Elect Having Trouble Finding Americans Who Want To Elect | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Americans Elect, as you likely already know, is a goofy, secretive little group with a unique view on how to go about starting a third-party candidacy...

7 Things Never To Say To Your Divorce Lawyer

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.01.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

I have specialized in family law for over 40 years. I have seen almost every possible scenario, and I would like to share some things clients have said to me that often are better left unsaid.

Gary Johnson 2012: Letter From California

Roger Stone | Posted 05.08.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

My week in Southern Cal convinced me that a candidate for president who favors a woman's right to choose and gay marriage equality, and at the same time supports deep cuts in spending, has a unique opportunity to impact the presidential race.

Jason Linkins

Jon Huntsman Momentarily Forgets He Endorsed Mitt Romney, Calls For Third-Party Entrant | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman really wants voters to consider supporting a third-party candidate. Which is strange, because just over a m...

We Need More Independent-Minded Voters

David M. Walker | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

I was honored and humbled that syndicated columnist Tom Friedman this week suggested I consider running for president, putting me forward as a third choice to voters. But our need is bigger than for me -- or any other third-party candidate

The Radical Center We Don't Need

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A secretive independent party financed by hedge fund and private equity plutocrats is not only a blight on the democratic process. It could end up being a dangerous wild card in a momentous election.

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.

Long Shots

Colleen Becker | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

With every election, individuals with little or no chance of success willingly take on the significant financial burden and unyielding workload that comes with running a local, state or national campaign. Why do they do it?

Saki Knafo

Could Voter Dissatisfaction Pave The Way For A Third-Party Candidate? | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Gary Johnson, once the Republican governor of New Mexico, is now campaigning for the Libertarian Party's nomination for president. Ron Paul is still r...

Why Voters Need A Third Party Option

John Bruhns | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
John Bruhns

Americans can no longer afford to be forced to choose between the lesser of two evil candidates who pit the private sector against the public sector, set the rich against the poor, and maintain a climate of political and social unrest.

Early Summer 2012 and Americans Elect

Curtis Gans | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

This time the conventional wisdom may turn out to be wrong, and the independent candidacies the Americans Elect online delegates select might win.

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

Potentially Game-Changing New Political Party Qualifies For California Ballot

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

Earlier this week, the privately funded political group Americans Elect scored a spot on the California ballot in the 2012 presidential election by su...

The Delusion of a Radical Center

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A well-funded, faux-reformist group known as Americans Elect is promoting a third party presidential candidacy and anticipates qualifying its candidate to be on the ballot in nearly all states.

Why We Need a "Middle Child" in American Politics

Tina Marie Labruzzo | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Tina Marie Labruzzo

The fact that the Republicans and Democrats in our Congress can't and won't work together to tackle extreme challenges that threaten the welfare of our country is proof we need a third political party.

2012: The Year of the Independent?

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

In an environment of unprecedented political gridlock in Washington and broad-based dissatisfaction with the leading candidates of both parties, 2012 may finally be the year when an independent candidate becomes president of the United States.

Jason Linkins

Is Jon Huntsman Considering A Third Party Run? No. | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

Is Jon Huntsman mulling a some sort of independent or third party run for President? This headline, over at the State seems pretty definitive: "Jon Hu...

Speculation Builds Over Potential Third-Party Runs

The Los Angeles Times | Michael A. Memoli | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

The Republican race for president seems -- for the moment -- to be increasingly a contest between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. And with fewer than f...

Dissent and the Digital Natives

Andrew Lenoir | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Andrew Lenoir

While discontent with politics as usual is not new, the means of dealing with the system's structure is changing quickly. Maybe the Internet isn't here to allow us to escape our world, but change it for the better.

The False Promise of a Third-Party Candidacy

Bill Schneider | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Is there a market for a third party candidate in 2012? Absolutely. Self-described Independent voters are a growing category, more numerous than either Democrats or Republicans, according to Gallup.

Cut the Comedy

Al Checchi | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

It's true that our politicians are providing a lot of great material for Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert, and our stable of late-night talk show hosts, but isn't it time we cut the comedy and usher these clowns off the national stage?

Dan Froomkin

Americans Elect Wants To Be On Presidential Ballot, But Won't ID Donors | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Americans Elect, a group trying to launch a third-party presidential ticket, was accused by a prominent campaign watchdog Wednesday of violating tax a...

The Day the Parties Died

Krist Novoselic | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Krist Novoselic

Our country is founded on great moments. A great moment is now upon us to leverage technology and change politics to accommodate the demands of the emerging digital democracy.

Matt Miller: Why We Need A Third Party

The Washington Post | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

Why should we have to choose between timid half-measures and anti-tax fanaticism? ...