Posted by Russell Daniels on January 30, 2020 at 3:20 PM
written by the Herald-Tribune Editorial Board
Something’s happening here. And with all due respect to that prescient 1960s Buffalo Springfield song, what it is seems pretty clear: Our two major political parties’ laserlike cultivation of their respective bases is leaving a significant portion of American voters running for the sidelines.
Posted by Russell Daniels on January 30, 2020 at 2:56 PM
written by OP President John Opdycke & Dr. Jeff Solomon for South Florida Sun Sentinel
While the national press stands focused on the Democratic and Republican Parties’ fight over Florida in the presidential race, the real fight unfolding in our state is happening between the people of Florida and the insiders-of both parties.
Posted by Russell Daniels on January 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 28, 2019 at 10:31 PM
written by Steve Westly for the San Diego Union-Tribune
The media likes to portray California as a state controlled hook, line and sinker by a far left Democratic Party. This caricature dominates news coverage, particularly since the passage of Assembly Bill 5 to regulate Uber and other actors in the growing gig economy.
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 28, 2019 at 10:27 PM
written by Jeffrey Solomon for Florida Politics
When I turned 18, I joined the Florida Democratic Party. Like so many of my contemporaries, it was custom to join your parents’ party.
My father was a career union member — that was our team.
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 28, 2019 at 10:20 PM
written by John Opdycke for the Sun Sentinel
Bipartisan cooperation is alive and well. Which should scare the hell out of us.
Bipartisan once implied productive cooperation, left and right coming together to build roads, shore up the safety net, compromise on immigration policy, etc.
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 1:29 PM
by Julia Limintone for Fox Business
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday warned that dysfunction in Washington threatens American democracy.
“Our democracy is not going to work unless both sides are willing to deal with each other,” Panetta told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo Friday during an exclusive interview. “That's the basis of our democracy."
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 1:26 PM
written by Jim Jonas for IVN
NANR's Executive Director interviews two guests this month. First up, John Opdycke, President of Open Primaries, activist and strategist with more than 25 years of experience working in independent, alternative and reform politics. John discusses how the election reform movement is growing and some of its challenges, "politics as usual," and the ongoing efforts of Open Primaries in Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona and more.
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 1:24 PM
written by ALEX ISENSTADT for Politico
The moves, which critics called undemocratic, are the latest illustration of the president's total takeover of the GOP apparatus.
Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump’s long-shot primary challengers.
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 11:21 AM
written by A.G. Gancarski for FloridaPolitics
Barring a reversal in fortunes, a Constitutional amendment that would change Florida primaries will make the 2020 ballot.