—Joe Stephens of the Washington Post on The Brian Lehrer Show
—Philip K. Howard, founder and chair of Common Good and author of The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America, on The Brian Lehrer Show
—Newly-elected congressman Bob Turner (NY-9) on The Brian Lehrer Show
—David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show
— Rachel Black, a policy analyst in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
—Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
— Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman on The Brian Lehrer Show.
—U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th), who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
— Senior Politics reporter Ben Smith, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
— New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) discusses what he's been hearing from his constituents while Congress is in recess, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
—Mark Quarterman, senior adviser and director of the Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Independent voters in New Hampshire share a proud, stubborn resistance to let a party define their politics, but not much else.
These unaffiliated voters are a huge electoral force in the state, outnumbering both Republicans and Democrats, and because New Hampshire’s primary system allows them to vote in either Democratic or Republican primary, they could technically sway the entire election.
These voters don’t vote in anything resembling a bloc, and with just a contest on the Republican side, they may not turnout in large numbers in 2012.