It is not simply a matter of big money in politics. There is big money in all of American life. The more pervasive problem is that we now have self-interested political institutions — the parties — that are considered “too big to fail.” Are we supposed to protect them and their refusal to share power with the people at all costs?

What Independent Voters Did on Election Day and Why
December 3, 2018

Independent voters came out in force, grabbed the system by the lapels and gave it a good shake. Independents comprised 30% of the electorate, up from 28% in 2014.  In all, almost 34 million non-aligned voters cast ballots.  The increase in the number of independents who voted as compared with the last midterms was 38%, whereas Democrat/Republican voting rose by 25%.  While the parties were dedicating themselves to “bringing out their base,” independents chose to be a major part of the equation in 2018. 

Oprah Winfrey – Why I’m an Independent Voter
November 5, 2018

"I don't want any party," said Winfrey at a campaign event for Stacey Abrams, Democratic Party candidate for Governor of Georgia, "and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decisions I get to make for myself.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: 87% of Independents Believe They Don’t Get it from the Media, the Political Parties or the Candidates
October 18, 2018

In a blockbuster survey of close to 5,000 independent voters conducted from early June through Labor Day, non-aligned voters rendered a clear verdict on whether they get the respect they deserve from the media, the political parties or the candidates. A resounding 87.56% said they did not.

Independent Voter Panel Rebels on Fox News
September 5, 2018

A panel of independent voters brought together by Fox & Friends on October 22nd to share their views on the midterm elections deftly displayed the power of independence by diffusing a partisan trap set around the topic of immigration.