- The incredible, changeable independent voter (or not) (By Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, Washington Post/The Fix) Thousands of hours are spent by political strategists and reporters (read: nerds) pouring over what makes them tick and how best to court them. (Both the Post’s Dan Balz and Fix mentor Charlie Cook have terrific recent pieces on what independents really want.)
- Getting a Political Life (Charlie Cook, National Journal/Charlie Cook's Off to the Races) Independents and moderates are watching how Democrats and Republicans conduct themselves in the debate over government spending.
Independents have been arguing for years for direct democracy -- you speak to the people, you hear what the people are saying...
Recommended listening: Jackie Salit, President of independentvoting.org:
THEY WANT OUR VOTES. BUT DO THEY WANT TO LISTEN TO US?
A Campaign For Congressional Hearings Into The Second Class Status Of Independent Voters