Monday, August 09, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 8/9/10

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • State primary system needs to change (BY ROCHELLE RILEY, DETROIT FREE PRESS) For frustrated independent voters, Tuesday's primary forced them to temporarily join parties they didn't want to belong to in the first place... It's time to put people's rights above parties' rights. 
COLORADO
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NEW YORK
NYC CHARTER REVISION
  • No Easy Answers In Charter Review (By DOMENICK RAFTER, Queens Tribune) On non-partisan elections, most commissioners agreed that the current process is unfair to most voters. Commissioner Fiala said that there were more than three quarters of a million voters in New York City not registered in a party, thus meaning they could not vote in partisan primaries, which is where most elections in the city are decided.
  • Kresky: Race Relations, Nonpartisan Elections, and … (Written by jamiemoffett, LINK at You May Not Spit On Black People in 2010)
LAST WORD
  • America Goes Dark (By PAUL KRUGMAN, NY Times) In effect, a large part of our political class is showing its priorities: given the choice between asking the richest 2 percent or so of Americans to go back to paying the tax rates they paid during the Clinton-era boom, or allowing the nation’s foundations to crumble — literally in the case of roads, figuratively in the case of education — they’re choosing the latter.


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