two party system

For the last several months, two storylines about the presidential election have begun to emerge. The first is that both the Democratic and Republican Party are in crisis.The second story is much more specific to 2016 and is the notion that the election system is somehow rigged.
If no candidate received the required 270 electoral college votes, the election would be sent to Congress. What would that
In light of his recent primary losses, Sanders will almost certainly lose the Democratic presidential nomination, and he
There is, of course, nothing in the Constitution that forbids the creation of political parties, and in fact the First Amendment rights of association gives parties the right to make their own rules for how it selects a nominee.
I consider myself a very open, inclusive, tolerant person. I have a lot of diverse friends and colleagues and I love them
Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party? That's a pretty stunning question to ask, but we're living through a pretty stunning presidential nomination fight, so it can no longer be avoided or ignored.
We're not stupid. There's a sense that the system is broken, because it is. The media decry our lack of engagement in the political process, and the political party leaders sigh at the apparent collective indifference to their pleas for higher voter turnout. But to what end?
Now, with a Congress fully in the hands of a Republican Party increasingly dominated by its right wing, he can make all the ringing proclamations he wants to about taxing the rich to help the middle class.
Voter suppression cost the Democrats some votes, but not nearly as many as their failure to be a true progressive alternative did.
Occupy Wall Street and U.S. Uncut announced that founding members of those groups would be launching The After Party on May 2. As of the announcement, The After Party's website was already up, with a powerful Manifesto and appealing Platform.
This breakdown -- striking proof that America's win-lose, two-party system no longer serves our needs -- is only the beginning of what will be a series of jolts and shocks to the American public.
What we ought to do is scrap this system and replace it with one consisting of four major parties. Even this will not cover all Americans, but it will certainly encompass more of us and within a more rational framework. For what might these four major parties stand?
After decades of being labeled a fringe movement, Libertarians are losing their stigma and becoming mainstream. With the country's shifted views on social issues and fixation on fiscal issues, they could have a chance in 2016.
The two-party system has a long history in America, but is no longer serving the interests of our country.
Neither party stands for anything permanent. For several years, I've been hoping for a realignment that produces a party system representing mainstream America, with the fringe elements agitating in the wings. I'm still hoping.
“The whole government, and the Democrat party, the Republican party -- they’re all dinosaurs,” Paul said. “The principles
We would have focused on how to bring back Democrats in 2014. But when Clintons or Obamas are at the helm, people can again see that we need far better than what they can ever give us, given that their links to corporate support are not qualitatively less than those of the McCains and Romneys.
As an unedifying election cycle draws to a close, I am sharing another excerpt from my forthcoming book, Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country.
Having to vote for the lesser of two evils is an old complaint in U.S. elections. This year it may have special resonance for Americans who find themselves with two major party nominees who spent most of this year with favorability ratings that are "under water."
We're bombarded with all manner of tugging and pulling from this side or the other, right down to those who suggest it's all so dark there's really no point in voting anyway. So what do we do?