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2016 Primary Results Indicate Many Independents Are Not Moderates

By sheer statistical coincidence, the percentage of Americans who self-identify as independents (approximately 40 percent) is nearly identical to the percentage of Americans who self-identify as moderates. This coincidence has nurtured a common misunderstanding: that independents are mostly moderates who … Continue reading

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An Independent’s Case Against Open Primaries

There is little doubt that the major national parties have, on the whole, behaved atrociously this election season. On the Republican side, there have been loyalty pledges, insubstantial RNC-arranged debates, and conversations about rule changes designed to thwart specific candidates. But the Democratic … Continue reading

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Following Recent Court Rulings, Proposed Bill Would Further Improve Ballot Access in Pennsylvania

As reported by Richard Winger on Ballot Access News, the Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing on September 22 regarding SB 495, the Voter’s Choice Act, which aims to enhance ballot access in Pennsylvania for minor party candidates. … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader Urges Left-Right Convergence Against…

It is no surprise that the indefatigable Ralph Nader – lawyer, author, consumer advocate, and five-time presidential candidate – possesses a vision for how to energize and mobilize an electorate that feels increasingly dissatisfied and disempowered. His latest effort Unstoppable is essential … Continue reading

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