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?

Studying the Independent Voter: Jackie Salit & Andrew Yang
November 28, 2022

Andrew Yang speaks with Jackie Salit on his Forward Party Podcast. An extensive interview on the history of independent politics and the current state of affairs for independents and the country

Can Independents Be a Bridge Over Our Partisan Divide?
August 17, 2022

Insightful piece on the role of independents by Thom Reilly, co-director with Jackie Salit of the Center for an Independent and Sustainable Democracy at ASU

Fusion voting brings more people to the polls – The Fulcrum
May 2, 2022

In a recent article published by The Fulcrum, Wayne Griffin, chair of the Independence Party of South Carolina, denounces a bill aimed at abolishing fusion voting in South Carolina and outlines the impact the bill would have if enacted into law.

Independent Voters: Rising, Real and Ready: A Virtual Discussion with CNN’s Michael Smerconish
March 9, 2022

Jackie Salit and Open Primaries President John Opdycke, interviewed Michael Smerconish, CNN television and radio host, author, lawyer and independent, on the state of the independent voter phenomenon