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Americans Hold High Opinion Of Colleges

Posted 03.02.2012 | College

Americans across party lines have a pretty high opinion of colleges. In a new Pew Research Center poll, only small businesses and technology compan...

Dave Is Now a Democrat

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

After a lifetime of being a moderate Republican candidate, official, consultant and staffer, Dave has no trouble saying that he voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to again. But he's having a devil of a time saying that he's a Democrat now.

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

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.

Why an Independent Presidential Candidate Is Desperately Needed

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Andrew S. Doctoroff

The need for a new voice is evident. The major parties have proven themselves incapable of proposing, and implementing, intellectually honest solutions to the problems undermining the long-term health of our country.

No More Democrats OR Republicans: A Simple Plan to Dismantle the Two-Party System

Bo Peabody | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Bo Peabody

We might not all agree on which politician is best for any given office, but we can all agree that every politician is made worse by the two-party system. So let's at least get rid of that before we do anything else.

100 Million Per Day Just to Keep the Light on!!

Alex D'Andrea | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Alex D'Andrea

So while the drama surrounding Governor Romney heightens with Gingrich, via negative ads, it momentarily allures many Americans; but in the end, citizens will settle for the most stable candidate.

Presidential Candidate Promises Ponies For All

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 01.10.2012 | Comedy

Yes, he's running for president; yes, he's real; and yes, he wants to give you a pony. Dental puns and glitter-bombs were flying at this year's Le...

Did Independents Make a Mark in Iowa?

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Did independent voters make a mark in Iowa on Tuesday, as they did so conspicuously for the insurgent Barack Obama in 2008? And, do the Iowa results provide us with new insight into the aspirations of this mass of anti-partisan Americans?

If Ron Paul Wins Iowa, Antiwar Democrats and Independents Likely to Provide Margin of Victory

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the election were held today, and this poll were predictive of the result, then exit polling would show that the margin of victory for Ron Paul was provided by antiwar Democrats and independents.

Huntsman's Path To Success Hinges On One Factor

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican Jon Huntsman's presidential fortunes may have little to do with his party's conservatives. If there is a path to success ...

For the Record

Al Checchi | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Our two national political parties mirror their extreme "Orange County" and "San Francisco" counterparts, championing rigid ideology over common sense. Small wonder only 15 percent of Americans have confidence in the federal government.

A Declaration for Independence

Al Checchi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

We, the people, consistent with our nation's founding principles and in keeping with our sacred duties, in national association declare our independence from the politics of the two major political parties.

Campaign 2012: From 2D, to 3D Fusion Politics

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

Independents are just plain disgruntled. They're looking for solutions to basic problems. Independents are also fickle, and vote irregularly, but they have decided most elections, even in San Francisco.

Playing Chicken on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

The people trying to wake us up to the realities of global warming have taken to calling themselves "climate hawks." In the field of Republican presidential candidates, we are seeing a new breed emerge: climate chickens.

I Didn't Vote for Obama! Honest.

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Americans are now lying about voting for Obama in 2008 and it's about time. We're only talking about Independents for now, but it's a good start.

Don't Like Our Current Politics? Become a Christian Independent

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Being a registered Independent is a practical, tangible way to declare our independence from poisonous partisanship; it can also be an opportunity to consciously reaffirm our allegiance to Christ in all things.

Arianna: Obama Needs 'Therapy' To Explain Debt Deal

Huff TV | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on the Wednesday edition of MSNBC's 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell', sharing her views on President Obama's role in the natio...

Arizona's New Democrats: Wenona's Historic Bid Inspires Bipartisan Campaign Against Radical Tea Party Rep. Gosar

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

In one of the largest Congressional districts in the nation, stretching across the rural heartland of eastern Arizona from the Four Corners region to ...

Jon Ward

Obama Risking Independent Voter Support, Say Republican Strategists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Republican strategists and pollsters said the dismal jobs report Friday was a blow to President Obama's hopes of building momentum going ...

Obama Job Approval Falls Even Lower

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

With a little over a year until the presidential election, Barack Obama's hopes for a second term increasingly depend on how Americans view his handin...

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

DTS Voters: A Return to Nonpartisan Normalcy?

Edward Headington | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The average Angeleno does not live, eat and breathe politics. Partisanship is the last thing on their minds, and it is probably easy to understand why registration for independent voters is climbing.

Democracy and the Institutions of Democracy

Harry Kresky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Significantly, the first institution the pundits call for in Egypt is political parties. But here in America the people are fed up with the role the parties are playing in our democracy.

Independents to Obama: Show Me Don't Tell Me

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

Independents are not back on the president's team. But they are willing to listen -- and watch. If he wants to continue to earn back their trust and, more importantly, their votes, he's going to have to deliver.