Thursday, October 18, 2012
Most people would be hard pressed to name a candidate for president other than Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney, but a handful of other people are running for the country’s top elected office, including Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president.
Monday, September 03, 2012
The two-party system has dominated the American political sphere since its inception, but it’s important not to overlook the third party candidates who have had their fair share of influence on main stream frontrunners. Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee for president, and she is steadily making her way onto ballots across the country.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
By Tim Sullivan : It's A Free Country blogger
Our two-party system leaves us to conclude that the personnel in office is less important than the system that personnel serves.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
Even more confusing than her pipe dream of thinking she could pass single-payer healthcare is her assertion that she could change America's primary protein source away from meat, and get rid of all sorts of personal debt... which apparently could be accomplished by "kicking out the FED."
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A day after Cathie Black received a waiver from the state education commissioner so she could take the top job in the New York City public school system, a small group of Green Party members responded by staging a protest at her old place of employment, Hearst.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
...is the Green Party. Since their gubernatorial candidate got more than 50,00 votes yesterday, the Green Party will now have, for the next four years, a designated row on the ballot.
So, who is this newly established party?
They're self-identified progressives, who, in many ways, hold traditionally liberal fiscal and social positions. They fell out of favor with some voters after Ralph Nader ran for president on their line, spoiling Al Gore's Democratic bid. The presidential bid by controversial former Rep. Cynthia McKinney only further damaged the party.
But in New York, the party is back, thanks to Howie Hawkin's passionate performance in the only gubernatorial debate this year. And since Cuomo didn't face a serious challenge from his Republican opponent, a lot of voters were free to vote for one of the other candidates in order to make a statement.
Thus, the Green Party is back.
A spokesman for the Green Party told me they're not like the other progressive political party, the labor-backed Working Families Party, mainly because Greens want to run their own candidates. WFP often cross-endorses Democrats (and withhold their WFP line from Democrats as a form of punishment).
"Very few people in the party are fans of fusion voting," Green Party co-chair Eric Jones told me. "We try to run as many of our candidates as possible, rather than run just the same guy on a different line."
"When you look at the issues, we have a lot in common," with the WFP, sayd Jones. The agendas of the two parties are "almost identical" he said.
WFP executive director Dan Cantor emailed supporters this afternoon, reasserting his party's role as a guiding force to pull Democrats further left.
"The only force powerful enough to push back against an emboldened Fox News, corporate Republicans and overly-timid Democrats is you," Cantor wrote.