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Independent Voters of America Launches, Dumping on Both Parties

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 30 2012

Screenshot from "The Same Old Political Crap" video by Independent Voters of America's Bill Hillsman

Just when Democrats and Republicans probably thought the two-party duopoly was safe from challenge for another election cycle, along comes veteran ad-man and trouble-maker Bill Hillsman with an audacious scheme: give independent voters a gathering place online, and let them decide what happens next. Read More

Americans Elect: Can an Internet-Powered 3rd Party Transform 2012?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 25 2011

"One of the best-kept secrets in American politics is that the two-party system has long been brain dead -- kept alive by support systems like state electoral laws that protect the established parties from rivals and by ... Read More

How the Internet Could Make Chris Daggett NJ's Next Governor [UPDATED AGAIN]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 28 2009

Could New Jersey independent gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett pull off a Jesse Ventura in next week's election? That's the intriguing question posed by Mark Blumenthal over on his "Mystery Pollster" column at ... Read More

Obama's Organization, and the Future of American Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, June 8 2008

Barack Obama's victory over Hillary Clinton is the first time an insurgent has beaten the establishment candidate in the Democratic primaries since Jimmy Carter in 1976. This is interesting and important for all kinds of ... Read More

Ross Perot Surfaces

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, January 17 2008

Jonathan Alter has a fun scoop in Newsweek: a rare interview with Ross Perot, America's most reclusive political figure. Three things jumped out at me in the interview, which was mainly about Perot's dislike of John ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is Ron Paul the Next Dean or Perot?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, November 7 2007

Glenn Greenwald gives respect to Ron Paul and considers a comparison with Howard Dean; Danny Glover makes another comparison, this time to Ross Perot, warning that Paul may started getting similarly hounded in the press; ... Read More

Ron Paul and the Ghost of Ross Perot

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 6 2007

Ron Paul is in the internet's sweet spot for politics. That is, he is an remark-able candidate with a clear message that the mainstream media has been ignoring. The net reacts to censorship by routing around it; in the ... Read More