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The Independent's Case for Ranked Choice Voting

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It’s no secret that political polarization is rising. This trend is driven by many factors, including narrowing ideol...
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Independents Feel Secure Despite Ballot Access Hurdles Ahead

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If you’re a voter who usually doesn’t vote for Republicans or Democrats, you are probably very familiar with a consta...
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Changing the Rhetoric in the Climate Change Debate

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Changing the Rhetoric in the Climate Change Debate The years 2014, 2015, and 2016 are the hottest years on record, an...
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The 2 Party Brain Drain

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In the study of migration patterns, scholars often times point to different “push” and “pull” factors that influence ...
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What Issues Aren't Getting Attention Because of Extreme Partisanship?

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Information is a valuable resource. The way that we get it is evolving. For example, more people may get their news o...
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Let’s Grow Up: A Discussion About Urban Agriculture

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Farming is a staple of our society. It requires countless hours of work; tilling and caring for the land, and our sur...
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American Abdication- How the US is Abandoning the World that it Created

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One of the most consequential, yet overlooked achievements of the past 100 years was the successful implementation of...
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Could 2018 be the Year for Independent Candidates?

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Independent candidates have not traditionally fared well in American politics. Ralph Nader and Ross Perot come to min...
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Future Generations Will Blame Both Parties for our Debt Mess

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$20,606,283,131,868. As of the time of this writing, that is the current United States national debt. In the time it...
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Johnson to Run Again for Iowa Senate

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State Senator David Johnson has announced his intention to seek re-election to a fifth term in 2018 in a rare but not...
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