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American Dissatisfaction With Everything Is Reaching Historic Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People are mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore, an extensive new survey of public attitudes toward the government find...

Can Politics Be Different in Hungary?

John Feffer | Posted 05.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Hungarian environmentalists had been trying to create an authentic Green Party ever since the end of Communism. When they pulled together a new initiative on 2009, they didn't call it a Green Party. Instead, they wanted to transform the entire process of doing politics in the country. The name of the party said it all: Politics Can Be Different.

After Detroit: A Suggestion for The After Party

Michael Goldstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Michael Goldstein

Occupy Wall Street and U.S. Uncut announced that founding members of those groups would be launching The After Party on May 2. As of the announcement, The After Party's website was already up, with a powerful Manifesto and appealing Platform.

Are Millennials Laying Groundwork for a Third Political Party?

Brad Chase | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Brad Chase

Washington has failed young Americans for too long. Millennials struck out with Congress and the White House, winning nothing but minor concessions as their financial and job fortunes continue to stagnate. Now they're striking back.

Wanted: Modestly Enlightened Very Rich People (MERPs) for 2016

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Short of a mass popular resurgence, how can we break free of this destructive cycle of same-old bought and sold elections and tired rhetoric that ultimately leads to gridlock government?

Steve Angello Has A Surprise For You

Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

SIZE Records head honcho and superstar DJ Steve Angello has been teasing fans with hints of what to except at his upcoming #DECADE celebration. Now, H...

Ralph Nader Was Indispensable To The Republican Party

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Ralph Nader was crucial to George W. Bush's win in 2000 against Al Gore. But Nader turned out to be superfluous to then-President Bush's win against J...

The Electoral Purge: The Gravitational Pull That Pries Disaffected Voters Away From Electoral Alternatives and Back to the Two Major Political Parties

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is sheer electoral brilliance that the two major parties, even at their low popularity watermarks, can manipulate the political system and convince the voters that they should not vote for anyone not associated with the two major political parties.

Enough Left vs. Right Blame Game: Shutdown Was a Failure of Two-Party System

Travis Irvine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.

Want More Millennials in Office? Then It's Time to Ditch the Two-Party System

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Stephen Robert Morse

Yes, there are certainly some smart people who accept their party's faults and work within them to make changes... and then there are the slimeballs who we see on TV every day. It seems like most millennials would prefer to run the other way from the rats.

These Parties Are Lame

John Michael | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
John Michael

Being an American voter is like being stranded in the desert and choosing between espresso and moonshine. Both seem to be choices of flavor over utility.

Dear Congress: Where Is the Love?

Brent Roske | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

Way back when, some ambitious lawyers built this country, some smart people started talking about how bad it would be if political parties were afforded too much power. Yet here we are.

All Is Not Lost: 12 Theses on the Way Forward

Michael Goldstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Circumstances demand that we come forward with a long-term vision for becoming masters of our collective fate and a strategy for achieving that vision, rather than reactively lurching from election to election, war to war, crisis to crisis.

Is the Republican Party Even Relevant?

Matt Jones | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

The people I work with have real problems and are yearning for real solutions -- and our politicians are failing them. The Republican Party needs to begin to address the needs of people like them if it wants to become relevant again. And yet, despite my current disillusions, I still consider myself a Republican.

The Implosion of the GOP, and the Rise of Third Parties

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Democrats of today are not the champions of labor and the enemies of high finance like they were in the days of FDR. Rather, today's Democratic Party is a center-right version of the Republican Party -- just as corrupt, but not inherently evil.

MLK, the Inauguration and What We Need Now: A Tale of Three Paradigms

Michael Goldstein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

We should use Dr. King's tools: continual raising of public awareness, civil disobedience, a commitment to nonviolence, speaking the truth relentlessly, and continually grounding ourselves in the deepest spiritual places we can reach.

Campaigning on the Cheap: An Independent Path Forward

Abel Collins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Abel Collins

Some think we should let the Democrats and Republicans continue their ruinous policies of selling out the American people to Big Business. I can't in good conscience let that happen, so let me explain why 2014 will be the year we see at least one Independent in the House.

I Did Not Vote for a Candidate for President. I'm Sorry.

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I did not vote for a candidate for president. Whatever bad comes of this election, I guess you can blame it on me. But I don't think I'm alone.

Does Mainstream Media Know that 3rd Party Candidates Are Also Running for President?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

But of course they do! Everybody knows that there are 3rd Party candidates running for President. But where can you learn about them? How do you know their names, their platforms and who they are? You cannot!

The Joys of Third Party Voting, or How I Learned to Love the Electoral College

Tung Yin | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Tung Yin

If enough people vote for third party candidates, then the winner of the election can well find himself (or herself, in a future election) with less than 50 percent of the popular vote, as has happened numerous times, and therefore much less of a claim to any sort of mandate.

An Illusion of Choice: Romney or Obama, Does It Matter?

John F. Kimberling | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
John F. Kimberling

There is no realistic expectation that either the Republican or Democratic Party can provide honesty and imagination. What we need is a third party -- a new political party that is pragmatic, not ideological.

Could a Third Party Candidate Naderize President Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In any other election, the third-party candidates would be applauded by millions of Americans and even get their votes, and deserve to get their votes. But this election is not that election. Romney has made sure of that.

Frightened Republicans Try to Close Down Election Competitors, Such as Gary Johnson

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Republican Party should welcome the Libertarian Party and other challengers in the political arena. The former should try to win by convincing the American people that the GOP really is the better option, not by preventing them from voting for someone else.

Third Party Debate: 'Who Gives A Sh*t?'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy

Did you know that last night saw the official debate between third party presidential candidates? It's true! And Larry King moderated it! It was proba...

Bloomberg Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is -- But Will That Really Work?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Bloomberg has his work cut out for him if it's just an exercise in cutting checks. Few are brave enough to cross the aisle, even when there's a clear national or constituent imperative.