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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?...

Democracy With No Center Is a Zero

Peter Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Democracy is a rare and precious flower and it has allowed more progress for more people than any other system ever invented. But it is fragile. You can't yell too much. You can't demonize those who disagree with you.

Top 10 Most Popular 3rd Party Candidates of the Last 100 Years

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

2011-08-24-Screenshot20110824at10.06.40AM.jpg It's time to consider some of the recent 3rd parties in our history as we ponder a 3rd party candidate in 2012.

Could Third-Party Tremors Result in a 2012 Political Earthquake?

Matthew Dowd | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

There is a lot of time between now and the general election, and many things can change. But we are in very unusual times, and it wouldn't be out of the question for a serious third party candidate to hit our political system in 2012.

The Need to Run a Third Party Candidate for President

Bob Samuels | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

Many progressives and liberals have been coming to the same conclusion: someone has to challenge President Obama from the left. One of the main reaso...

Start the Insanity

Jonathan Bines | Posted 10.04.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Bines

Progressives: Join me in the formation of a new political party that will boldly press for our time-honored principles, such as state ownership of all industry, and the introduction of wolves into populated urban areas.

Would a Third Party Hurt or Help Obama in 2012?

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

Conventional wisdom doomed Harry Truman's re-election bid in 1948 by not one, but two third party challenges. But a deeper look at history suggests that those challenges might actually have helped Truman win.

If There Ever Was a Moment When a Third Party Would Have a Chance to Win, This Is It

Ed Koch | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

About a year ago, whenever the name of President Obama came up, the near-universal word used by people I know who had worked hard for him in the 2008 campaign was "disappointment."

Makers of Cute Cat Videos Form Independent Political Party

Spencer Green | Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a major challenge to Republicans and Democrats, a new political party has been established by United States citizens who routinely film delightful videos of their cats and post them online.

What If Lobbyists Didn't Exist?

John R. Talbott | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Talbott

We are one week away from announcing the formation of a third party that has just one platform issue, the refusal of our candidates to take money or meet with lobbyists, banks or corporations while campaigning or in office.

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.

Help Name the New Anti-Lobbying Political Party

John R. Talbott | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
John R. Talbott

World events today and wars are depressing, foreclosures are depressing, joblessness is depressing. Figuring out how to fix it all can be uplifting. You just have to suspend belief until you begin to see the results of people working together.

Wanted: Multimillionaire With Conscience To Launch Third Party

John R. Talbott | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
John R. Talbott

It is time to launch a new political party, one with a very simply stated but enormous task, to get the special interest money and lobbying out of our government.

No Labels = No Supporters

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

I predicted back in November that No Labels would fizzle, but it's remarkable to see the lack of interest. Despite widespread media coverage, the group has only managed to attract 18,697 signatures for its No Labels Declaration.

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...

Saving Progressivism From Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

If politics continues on its present course, about the best one might expect for 2012 is that the Republicans will nominate such a nut-case that Obama will stagger to re-election. But unless he is re-elected with a mandate to carry out drastically different policies, we can anticipate continued economic pain and continuing drift of the electorate to the right. So what is the alternative? My audacious hope is that progressives can move from disillusion to action and offer the kind of political movement and counter-narrative that the president should have been leading.

Third Party Candidates Weigh In On Cuomo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new Quinnipiac poll released today shows Andrew Cuomo is 20 points ahead of his Republican opponent, Carl Paladino (though Paladino claims the race ...

Upholding Majority Rule With Voter Choice: It's Time for Reform

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Lost in the battle for partisan control of Congress and state government is an important fact: we may be seeing the end of the two-party system as we know it.

The Tea Party: Elvis or One Hit Wonder?

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

By demanding political process change, the Tea Party could ensure a more spirited and representative democracy and in doing so shape our government for generations.

GOP Moderates Spearheading a Third Party Option

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Stomach-punched into depression by that bruising Republican primary for Delaware's open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Mike Castle (R) chewed on an independen...

Virtual President Announces Coalition Cabinet

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

My fellow Americans, I am honored to present to you my thoughts on restructuring and down-sizing the federal government along with a proposed Coalition Cabinet. Many of these names, while stellar, are conventional.

Is America About To Reach A Third Party Tipping Point?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Our country needs a third political party based on the explicit rejection of lobbyist money as its fundamental, unwavering principle.

Facebook Building a Socialphone -- Maybe Maybe Not

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

One of the many assets Facebook could employ on its socialphone is Places. An integration of Places and the socialphone could provide the company a laundry list possibilities -- not to mention an additional source of revenue.

A Cold Cup of Tea

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Unquestionably, America's political system needs a third voice, a third party. It has happened in Britain. But American conservatives are too querulous, and American liberals and self-styled progressives are too timid.