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Letter writer: The Case for a Moderate Third Party

From a letter to the editor of Oregon Live via TPID:

I became convinced several years ago that the only hope for our current system to accomplish anything is to form a viable third party out of the middle and let the current parties have the radicals from the fringes.… Read more ...

Peter Orvetti: ‘Beyond Libertarianism’

Peter Orvetti writes at the Moderate Voice:

Before coming to realize that mine is a moderate voice, I spent some time in the libertarian movement. Part of that was just the idealism and extremity that often is a part of youth, but part of it was my own innate sense of the importance of freedom and individuality.… Read more ...

Thomas Friedman calls for a moderate third party and instant runoff voting, in so many words

In an oped piece in today’s New York Times, columnist Thomas Friedman calls for the formation of a new moderate third party and some form of ranked choice voting across the nation to “break the oligopoly of our two party system.”  It’s notable that Friedman is calling for these two things. … Read more ...

Eastern Echo: ‘Modern Whig Party, moderates’ new ally’

Chris Hoitash writes in The Easten Echo

The original Whig party existed about 100 hundred years ago. Abraham Lincoln and other early Republicans came from this party, which slowly declined to extinction after the Republicans gathered steam. This new party is much more recent, and smaller, with state chapters in only 28 states, Michigan included.

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