PARTIES VERSUS THE PEOPLE
Mickey Edwards Urges Congress, Before Party Affiliation Be 'an American First' (PBS News Hour with Judy Woodruff) Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman, rails against political division in Washington in his new book, "The Parties Versus the People." Edwards talks to Judy Woodruff about his suggestions to reform party hostility and create "one congress serving one country. [SEE VIDEO BELOW]
Young Voters Becoming More Independent (By Eric Sharp, IVN) If the major parties want to survive they are going to have to play a different ball game. But judging by how the Republican Party establishment has responded to Ron Paul’s revolution within the party to bring libertarian and independent policies to the forefront, the GOP is not yet ready to accept the new political paradigm.
- Primary election laws unfair to independents (LETTER Post Standard/ syracuse.com) In 18 states, independent voters cannot vote in the primary caucuses, but yet make up about 40 percent of the electorate.
- Friday was a big day for registered independent voters in Arizona [Open elections open government] (by Dee Dee Garcia Blase, Tucson Citizen) Friday was a big day! The Arizona Supreme Court issued an order declaring that the Open Elections Open Government Act is not unconstitutional and cleared the way for it to progress towards the ballot.
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