- How Should Black Leaders Relate to a Black President? A Controversy. (Talk Talk with Fred Newman and Jackie Salit) Newman: What substantial improvements there have been for the black community, have come through blacks and others, particularly whites, working together. So, if these issues are being raised from the point of view of whether the entire problem of inequality has been solved by the continued use of an integrated strategy, what you’re really saying, in my opinion, is that the entire problem isn’t solved, period.
- You can view Tavis Smiley's Black Agenda Summit on C-Span here
- LA: Frenzied election season starts (By William Johnson, Daily World) If there are ever two or more candidates from any of the officially recognized parties — Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Reform and Republican — then the closed party primary election kicks in.
- CA: Are Republicans moving too far right to be elected? (By Thomas D. Elias, Highland News) Only when all voters can vote in all primaries will candidates need to appeal to the broad middle ground, unrepresented in California for decades as the right wing rules the GOP and a far left/organized labor coalition controls the Democratic Party.
- Kansas and Ohio Voters Look to Change Voter Registration Before Primaries (The State Column)
- CO: Primary ballots begin to take shape-Candidates who don’t get party nod still could petition to run (Steamboat Pilot, By Tom Ross)
- NC: Today last day to register for primary - Voters must submit new applications, or change existing ones, by 5 p.m. (David Anderson, ENC Today)
- NJ: Monday is deadline for nominations for political office in June primary (By John Barna, NJ.com Gloucester Co.)
- Voices divided on Prop. 14's potential effects (James Rufus Koren, San Bernardino Sun)
- Proposition 14 Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections (CA Voter Guide)
- The Rise of Political Extremism and the Decline of Decency -- John Avlon discusses his new book "Wingnuts" (By Jessica Rettig, US News & World Report)
- Panel hosts citywide public forums in April (by Michael Lanza, Assistant Editor, Queens Chronicle) “Out of any one issue that was represented, it was probably the non-partisan elections — because there were a lot of people from the Independence Party who testified,” Queens Charter Commission member Ernest Hart said.
- The charter reform we need; Emulate the Koch model (By Scott Stringer, The Villager) If this new commission is to succeed, its work must be geared to developing proposals for the ballot in 2011, not later this year.
- No Rubber Stamp for the Mayor (By DAVID W. CHEN, NY Times/City Room)
- Mayor asks 50,000 political donors to think of NYC (By SARA KUGLER - AP) New York City sends millions of dollars to political candidates nationwide, and the average New Yorker gives 2.5 times more money to federal candidates than other Americans, according to Bloomberg. During the 2008 election cycle, candidates collected more than $114 million from New York donors, second only to California.