There is a possibility that votes cast this fall might be the last in a two-party system that has become almost an unbreakable tradition, columnist Tom Elias says.
A Southern California assembly race will show whether independents can really compete in the state's elections, columnist Tom Elias says.
Why should people who declare themselves independent, no party preference (NPP) voters pay for a primary where they can’t vote for anyone they please?
The next time you hear someone frothing over the prospect of a third party magically rising from the growing numbers of California's independent voters, take it with a large dose of skepticism.
A new movement should look for allies among the Legislature’s moderate Democratic caucus and New Way Republicans to facilitate productive trans-partisan conversation and provide common ground on which a respectful and inclusive dialogue can flourish.