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  • Washington Journal Maurice Mitchell Discusses Working Families Party Agenda
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    Maurice Mitchell on Working Families Party Agenda

    Working Families Party National Director Maurice Mitchell talked about his political party’s roots and priorities and its recent endorsement of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the…

  • Washington Journal Lee Drutman Discusses His Book on Americas TwoParty System
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    Lee Drutman on Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop

    Lee Drutman talked about his book, Breaking the Two‑Party Doom Loop, in which he argues there is a need for multiparty democracy in the U.S.

  • Washington Journal Nick Troiano Discusses Efforts to Elect Independent Candidates
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    Nick Troiano on Electing Independent Candidates

    Nick Troiano talked about Unite America’s efforts to help elect independent candidates. He spoke via video link from Denver, Colorado.

  • Panel Discussion on Political Parties and Elections
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    Panel Discussion on Political Parties and Elections

    Authors talked about political parties and elections. Panelists included Ralph Nader, author of Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think; Thomas Frank, author of Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever…

  • Discussion Focuses on Role of Third Party in American Political System
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    Viability of Third Parties

    Experts debated whether a third party can succeed in a two-party system. “The Role of Parties (and Third Parties)” was the first panel of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on “A New…

  • News of the Day
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    News of the Day

    The scene of the ending of a Clinton campaign event where first lady Michelle Obama appeared was shown and tweets of news of the day.

  • Washington Journal Donald Green on Role and History of Third Parties
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    Role and History of Third Parties in the U.S.

    Donald Green, author of the book Third-Party Matters, talked about the evolution and impact role of third parties in the United States from the anti-slavery Liberty Party in 1841 to Ross…

  • Libertarian Party Selects Gary Johnson to be 2016 Nominee
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    Libertarian Party National Convention, Day 2 Part 1

    The Libertarian Party selected its 2016 presidential nominee at its national convention in Orlando, Florida. Gary Johnson, who won the party’s nomination in the second round of voting with 55.8…

  • Washington Journal Representative Thomas Massie RKY
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    Representative Thomas Massie on the Libertarian Movement in 2016

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) talked about the future of the libertarian movement and its influence in the 2016 presidential contest.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is it time for a third-party candidate?”

  • Open Phones with Samara Klar
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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…

  • Washington Journal Matthew Green on Minority Parties in Congress
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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 Congress. He…

  • Washington Journal Jenny Beth Martin on the Tea Party in 2016
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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.

  • Jack Ross on emThe Socialist Party of Americaem
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    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 Evans,…

  • David Boaz on emThe Libertarian Mindem
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    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. who…

  • Discussion on the US Election Process
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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 American People?” was a…

  • Washington Journal Nicholas Sarwark on the Libertarian Party
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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.

  • Discussion on Democracy and Social Issues
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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 Social Crisis?” was a panel…

  • Jacqueline Salit Remarks at National Conference of Independents
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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 was the opening…

  • Announcement from 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein
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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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