Competing Visions Not Just Referendums: Why America Needs a System for More than Two Parties – Part 2

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 10:26 am

In the United States and most democracies, voters don’t primarily use elections to choose between competing ideologies or plans. First and foremost, voters use the ballot to depose those they think failed to govern efficiently. Elections are often a referendum on the party in power. This makes sense. Whether are not you share the general [...]

Majorities from Every Political Ideology Want a Third Party Option

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 11:09 am

Overall, 52 percent of Americans would like to add a third major political party, while only 40 percent feel Democrats and Republicans do an adequate job representing the American people, according to the latest Gallup poll. The interesting finding of this poll is that it found across the political spectrum, liberals, moderates and conservatives, all [...]

Political Sea Change in Canada: Two Parties Lose Big on Monday, NDP Seats Nearly Triple

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 12:07 pm

The big topline story from the federal election yesterday in Canada is that the Conservatives won a solid majority of seats in parliament. Prime Minister Steven Harper will have extensive power to govern the country as his party desires. On a historical level, though, probably the even bigger news is that the election saw the [...]

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