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I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

CORRECTION (from the Dec. 27 issue): In Micah L. Sifry's "Public Citizen No. 1" [Dec. 20], Carl Mayer, although he is among those urging Nader to run, was incorrectly identified as a member of the Draft Nader Committee. Also, the town of Amherst is in Wisconsin, not Michigan.

A version of this article also appeared in Salon magazine.

When Pat Buchanan showed up to tout his new book on Tim Russert's CNBC show, Russert asked about his recent lunch date with Lenora Fulani, former presidential candidate of the New Alliance Party.

Buchanan hints he's leaving.
The GOP says, "Stay!"
They fear that he'd be draining
The wacko vote away.

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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