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Perfect Time for a New Labor Party

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Now that the Republicans are split down the middle, isn't it the right time for progressives to branch off, too?

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

Dan Quayle Warns GOP About Dangers Of The Tea Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dan Quayle has a warning for the GOP -- "don't let the tea party go Perot." In other words, Quayle is counseling against allow...

Preferential Voting: Another Democracy Lesson from Australia

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Democracies benefit from people expressing themselves freely and openly. I mentioned previously that a successful democracy is one where people vote ...

Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

Jene Newsome Discharged: Rapid City Police Told Air Force That Sergeant Was Lesbian

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old's honorable discha...

Mitt Romney To Tea Party: No Third Party Candidacies

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once -- and possibly future -- presidential candidate Mitt Romney is urging Tea Party members not to run as third party candidates. Romney told News...

Rich Whitney, Green Party Governor Candidate: Tribune's Coverage Is 'Unacceptable'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rich Whitney, the Illinois Green Party's candidate for Governor, demands to be taken more seriously. In 2006, Whitney overcame a vigorous challenge b...

Blueprint for a Majority Third Party

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

So long as the middle of our political spectrum is depopulated, liberals and conservative are at loggerheads. The answer to the impotence of the old parties is a new party -- the Dignity Party.

Tea Party Leader: Third Party Would Be 'Disruptive'

CNN | Alexander Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karin Hoffman, the founder of a Florida Tea Party chapter called DC Works for Us, is echoing Sarah Palin's recent comments that the organization shoul...

Michael Falcone

Evan Bayh Predicts Third-Party Candidate Could Win Presidency: 'Ross Perot Moment' | Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who announced he would retire from his U.S. Senate seat at the end of his term, is already looking into his 2012 election cry...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I think as people continue to see so much of politics as usual in this town -- partisan bickering and big money buying votes -- they are increasingly likely to vote against whatever represents the old politics for them.

The Tea Party Flourishes, Progressives Flounder, Wall Street Wins

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

During our current Great Recession, the Tea Party folks rule the roost. Nearly all of the revulsion against the economic collapse and bailouts for the super-rich is captured and expressed by the Tea Party.

We Need More Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If both political parties split at, America would probably adopt a coalition government; the newly- formed Progressive and Conservative Parties might even ally on issues like taking on Wall Street.

WATCH: Ex Speechwriter Announces Sarah Palin 3rd Political Party

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

Recently, there's been conjecture among conservatives like Tammy Bruce that Palin may be about to form a third party as a conservative alternative to left leaning groups like the Republican Party.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head (Part IV): A New Check on the Court to Defend the Rule of Law

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The false national consensus that national security should trump constitutional protections for liberty and privacy exemplifies such collusion today.

Newt Gingrich Speaks For Me!

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Maybe Newt Gingrich is right. Maybe it's time to start thinking outside the two-party-system box.

Gingrich Warns Of Third Party In 2012

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is warning of a third party mutiny in 2012 if Republicans don't figure out a way to shape up. "If the Republicans ...

The Undecideds: What's Their Problem?

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

The undecideds have been staring at the menu now for almost a year--why haven't they made up their minds? Here is how these voters break down, and how they are likely to act today.

All Hope is Local: Quit Whining and Run for Office

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Real change will begin Nov. 5th, and positive change will only occur if Progressives begin to shape politics first locally, and then spread outward to create national reform.

Voter Beware: Of Ralph Nader

Carl Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Bernstein

Long shot though it might be, if things were to get close on Tuesday, it's possible to see how Ralph Nader, with his messianic vanity, can again determine the future of America.

Protesting Protest Votes

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Though it's unlikely Nader or anyone else will prevent Obama from getting elected next week, "Naderists" either think he would be a better president, or, he is a convenient vehicle of protest.

Con Games: The Real Third Party

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Conniff

Think of it... as The Independence Party -- independent voters without party affiliation, and independent thinkers who only reluctantly hang their hat on the door of Republicans and Dems.

Chomsky: In Swing States, Vote Obama -- Without Illusions

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

In an interview, Noam Chomsky urges the voters in swing states to vote against McCain, therefore for Obama, while maintaining realistic expectations about the Democratic candidate.