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The Tea Party's Mirror Image

Democratic candidate Kathy Hochul's recent victory over Republican Jane Corwin in a special election in New York's deeply Republican 26th congressional district may have been a shot in the arm for Democrats eager to take back control of the House … More…

An Independent Agenda

Liberals and conservatives have both reached the limits of their ideologies, and both have failed in different ways (see “Where Liberals Failed” and “Where Conservatives Failed”).

So, what would an independent alternative look like?

First, it … More…

Where Liberals Failed

“To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea but in the course of recent history”—former Sen. George McGovern, (defeated) Democratic presidential candidate, 1972.

Liberalism has two … More…

Where Conservatives Failed

“The [Bush] aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’

“‘That's not the way the world really More…


Who We Are and What We're About

Independents are the largest political bloc in the US, but our views occupy only a small part of the national conversation.

Why? Because cable news and the blogosphere—the principal public outlets for political discourse in this country—are sharply polarized between … More…