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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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    Open Phones

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

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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 Congress. He…

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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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    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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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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    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, the housing…

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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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    Senator Jeffords Party Affiliation Announcement

    Senator Jeffords announced that he would change his party affiliation from Republican to Independent following final approval of the Bush administration budget outline. He said that the…

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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 politics.…

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