If the court strikes down an independent congressional redistricting plan ratified by Arizona voters, the ramifications will be disastrous for election reform—and our democracy.
Linda Killian is a Washington journalist and the author of The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents and The Freshmen: What Happened to the Republican Revolution? She writes and lectures about politics and public policy and appears frequently on national television as a political analyst.
Millennials—rich or otherwise—have been notoriously uninterested in politics. So how do you mobilize a cynical generation?
They hate attack ads and want change, but believe the American political system is rigged. But independent voters may be our best hope to fix Washington.
Republicans need to pick up six seats to regain control of the Senate, but independents, no longer an afterthought, might win a few races—and even create their own mini-caucus.
He’s not as well-known as Nate Silver, but Princeton’s Sam Wang has a method, too, and he sees Democrats holding (barely) the upper chamber.
Meet the non-partisan candidates changing American politics.
It’s fundamentally undemocratic when non-Democrats and non-Republicans are shut out in one-party towns.
Ron Wyden gets along with some Republicans better than Harry Reid or the White House. If Democrats let him work across the aisle, we may get the first tax reform in 30 years.
In his review of The Swing Vote, Ruy Teixeira strings together falsehoods and wrongly argues that swing voters are a myth, a view colored by ignorance and a biased notion of what’s happening in the U.S. electorate, says the book’s author, Linda Killian.
The more than 200 pardons granted by the former Mississippi governor hurt the GOP’s law and order image.