- Independents to intervene in Idaho primary lawsuit (The Olympian) [This AP article by John Miller also appeared in the Magic Valley Times News]
- Should we Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine? (Political Lore.com) Independents say leave the internet alone!
- EDITORIAL: Voters Won in State's First ‘Top Two' Primary (Kitsap Sun) On Tuesday, voters in Kitsap and other counties participated in the state's first "top two" primary election. It marked a return to a much-beloved (by voters) and much-despised (by parties) primary election in which voters could pick candidates freely in each race, regardless of their political party.
- Voting for the person, not the party (The Oregonian) Party leaders abhor this idea, but Washington state voters clearly love it. They voted overwhelmingly to adopt the system, and in Tuesday's otherwise ho-hum primary they turned out by the biggest percentage since 1972 when the electorate was enflamed over the Vietnam War.
- Open Primaries in Oregon? An Initiative for Open Primaries Will Be on the November Ballot (Associated Content) Sources: Brad Cain, "Oregon voters to tackle open primary issue", KATU; Oregon Open Primary Supporters, Oneballot.com; "Editorial: It's time to approve an open primary", The Gazette Times; Dave Mazza, "Independent's Way", The Willamette Week
Obama Suffers Big Mac Attack (Black Voices/Blogs) Independent Voters prefer Obama 47 percent to 36 percent.
THIRD PARTY NEWS
Ron Paul 2008: Quest for the Vice Presidency (Reason Magazine) VA Ind. Green Party chair: I've been talking with all three of the major minors, and what I've suggested is that they call new conventions to nominate this ticket. Mike Bloomberg-Ron Paul in 2008??