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Dan Cantor

The debate over endorsing Governor Cuomo showed the party’s power.

Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator has given progressives leverage and a platform, a potent combination.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

The Green Party presidential candidate wants to cut the military budget, bring the troops home and spend the extra funds at home.

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

The Working Families Party faces down the corporate backlash.

Let the Republicans actually filibuster something, hour after excrutiating hour, in real time. The public won't like it.

Ralph Nader is a man of political substance trapped in an era of easy lies.

Is America ready for a nonideological problem solver with liberal views on gun control, gay rights and abortion?

Blogs

Cuomo's creation of the Women’s Equality Party is an attempt to use feminism against the Working Families Party, the real champions of New York’s women.

October 24, 2014

A floor fight at the party’s convention ended in the governor’s favor.

May 31, 2014

Senator Sanders is considering a presidential bid. Activists want him to consider his political options.

May 12, 2014

Rather than limiting third parties' influence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo should work with them to take action on campaign finance reform.

May 9, 2013

The “Third Party Presidential Debate” demonstrates the foolishness of their reasons for running. 

November 5, 2012

Thanks to Democracy Now!, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party have been able to take part in three virtually expanded debates.

October 23, 2012

When Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were denied access to Hofstra University last night, American voters were denied a much-needed progressive voice on issues like poverty and climate change. 

October 17, 2012

Third-party candidates would force Obama and Romney to break from their scripted speeches and give some real answers. 

October 2, 2012

Green candidate Jill Stein is running a big-ideas, big-activism campaign in the best tradition of transformational third-party politics.

August 2, 2012

Broaden participation through technology is a worthy goal, but American Elect's intention to get beyond partisanship is wearisome.

March 10, 2012