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A Third Party Trying To Crash The Beto O’Rourke And Ted Cruz Race Is Actually A For-Profit Corporation

Posted on · Launched in March, the party bills itself as a movement aimed at toppling the two-party system controlling state politics, but it's a for-profit company that got millions in start-up dollars from investors. Will its founder-turned-candidate get enough signatures to get on the ballot with Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke?

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Is This the Year a Third Party Could Make Progress at the Polls?

Posted on · On yesterday’s program (Aug. 8, 2016), we heard from representatives of the Green Party after that group’s national convention was held in Houston over the weekend. In an election cycle where unconventional candidates have garnered much of the spotlight during both the Democratic and Republican primary seasons, does that also mean this is a year […]

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Third Parties, Overdose Meds, and Playing Bridge: Tuesday’s Show (August 9, 2016)

Posted on · On Monday’s program (Aug. 8, 2016), we heard from representatives of the Green Party after that group’s national convention was held in Houston over the weekend. In an election cycle where unconventional, outsider candidates have garnered much of the spotlight, there’s a belief among so-called third parties like the Green Party or the Libertarian Party – […]

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As Greens Nominate Stein For President, Party Aims For Longer-Term Success

Posted on · Delegates of the Green Party met at the University of Houston on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) to nominate Dr. Jill Stein as their presidential candidate. The Green Party is one of a few so-called “third parties” that have sought to make inroads in recent election cycles, with varying success. Today, we hear from two key Green […]

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Libertarian Ideology and the Libertarian Party in Houston

Posted on · A longstanding mantra kicked around the Bayou City is that what’s good for business is good for Houston. Yet Houston also has a history of advancing (some) social issues. These are not mutually exclusive concepts, and perhaps they’re not surprising in a community that seems to have its fair share (maybe more) of libertarian residents […]

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Could a Third Party Ever Take Hold in American Politics?

Posted on · So much of our political discourse these days here in Houston, throughout Texas, and across the country is diminished to a debate of right versus left, conservative against liberal, Republican opposing Democrat. Of course, there are more than two sides to most debates, and more than two potential solutions to most problems. And yet, with […]

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Jill Stein on Third Party Politics: Monday’s show (March 2, 2015)

Posted on · So much of our political discourse these days here in Houston, throughout Texas, and across the country is diminished to a debate of right versus left, conservative against liberal, Republican opposing Democrat. Of course, there are more than two sides to most debates, and more than two potential solutions to most problems. And yet, with […]