White House Cheat Sheet: Polling Polarization (Chris Cillizza, Washington Post/The Fix)
Partisans Argue Over Partisanship (By Dan Balz, Washington Post) More about the Pew Polarization Poll
OPEN PRIMARIES/POLITICAL REFORM
South Carolina Republican Party Official Boosts Anti-Independent Candidate Bill (Ballot Access News)
Petition candidates legislation: Bill would provide a level playing field (By KATON DAWSON, Herald-Journal - SC)
NEW YORK POLITICS/INDEPENDENCE PARTY
Strictly Political (Posted by Tom Wrobleski,SI Advance/PolitBureau) AN INDY SPLIT ON BLOOMBERG: Steve Isler speaks out on behalf of "grassroots independents" [sic]... NOTE: Steve Isler no doubt has organzied about 2 independent voters on Staten Island.... Hmmm... what's wrong with THAT picture? Apparently Tom Wrobleski is a novice when it comes to covering independent politics in New York City.... too bad -- he's missing an exciting new development connected to the national independent movement.
Bloomberg Wins Bronx Support To Run As Republican (By: NY1 News) The mayor ran as a Republican in his first two elections, but later gave up his party affiliation and became an Independent. He is already set to run on the Independence Party line, which has angered some Republicans.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will run as Republican in bid for third term (BY ELIZABETH BENJAMIN, DAILY NEWS) as posted on Huffington Post
New York, NY - Bloomberg to Run Third Term as Republican (י"ז ניסן תשס"טJewkey)
The Big Takeover - The global economic crisis isn't about money - it's about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution (MATT TAIBBI, Rolling Stone) Democracy Now! Amy Goodman interview with Matt Taibbi