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    Open Phones with Samara Klar

    Samara Klar talked about her book, Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction, and responded to viewer comments and questions. Professor Klar…

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    Minority Parties in Congress

    Matthew Green talked about his book, Underdog Politics: the Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he examines the power wielded by minority parties in…

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    Tea Party Movement in 2016

    Jenny Beth Martin talked about the Tea Party Patriots' efforts for the 2016 election cycle, as well as her take on key news topics and an upcoming anti-Iran rally at the Capitol.

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    Book Discussion on The Socialist Party of America

    Jack Ross talked about his book The Socialist Party of America, a critical history of the Socialist Party of America. Commentary was provided by Eric Arnesen, J. Arthur Bloom, Ernest…

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    Libertarian Party in the U.S.

    Nicholas Sarwark talks about the Libertarian Party’s political, ideological, and cultural views, its history and former successes, and the 2016 presidential election.

    1,495 views
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    U.S. Election Process and Political Reform

    Panelists talked about the U.S. election process, state primary laws, the two-party system, and the future of the independent movement. “Can We Make Political Reform Popular with the…

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    Democracy and Social Issues

    Panelists talked about the American political system’s ability to solve problems such as poverty, health care access, discrimination, and voter turnout. “Can Democracy Transform…

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    Jacqueline Salit on Independent Voters

    Jaqueline Salit spoke about the state of the independent political movement, as well as issues including open primaries and redistricting. She was introduced with a video montage. This…

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    Book Discussion on The Libertarian Mind

    David Boaz spoke about his book The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, an updated and retitled edition of his book Libertarianism: A Primer. He argued that many people in the U.S.…

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    Libertarian Policy Priorities and Congress

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address and the libertarian policy agenda. Topics included policy recommendations for such issues as tax reform,…

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    Jill Stein Green Party Presidential Candidacy Announcement

    Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee, announced she wass launching an exploratory committee to seek the Green Party’s nomination for a 2016 presidential bid.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewers identifying as “independent” voters to respond to the the question: “Why are you independent?”

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    Representative Michele Bachmann on Tea Party Influence

    House Tea Party Caucus Founder Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talked the rise of the tea party movement and the ways activists could continue to have an impact on national…

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    Q&A with Jenny Beth Martin

    Jenny Beth Martin talked about her book, Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution, on her role in founding the tea party movement and the grassroots level work it was…

    1,713 views
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    Development of the Modern Republican Party

    Michael Barone talked about a column he wrote that looks at the development of the Republican Party over the past century. He also talked about how the Tea Party’s influence…

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    Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign

    Thomas Devine talked about Henry Wallace’s 1948 campaign for president as the nominee of the Progressive Party. Henry Wallace served as Vice President under President Franklin D.…

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    After Words with Matt Kibbe

    Matt Kibbe talked about his book, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto, in which he argues that the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right…

    372 views
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    Q&A with Daniel Schulman

    Daniel Schulman talked about his book, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, in which he chronicles the Koch family’s rise…

    1,107 views
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    Panel Discussion on Low-Wage Workers

    Panelists, including fast food workers, labor journalists, and community organizers, talked about organizing low-wage workers in the struggle for a living wage. This discussion was…

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    Communist Party National Convention, Keynote Addresses

    Chair Sam Webb and others delivered keynote addresses at the Communist Party USA’s 30th National Convention, held at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Mr. Webb talked…

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