Jacqueline Salit — Author, Political Independent, Strategist, Commentator

On Top of the World – The Continental Divide

July 26, 2016
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Last night I watched fragments of the Democratic Convention from Pagosa Springs, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains, just a handful of miles from the Continental Divide, where on one side the North American watershed runs West to the Pacific, and on the other East, to the Gulf of Mexico. This natural divide is a thing of […]

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Bernie, the Prodigal Son

July 20, 2016
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Preamble After completing the successful run of her off-Broadway show VOTES at the Castillo Theatre, Jacqueline Salit attended a workshop for playwrights led by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel, sponsored by the Vineyard Theatre. Vogel directed each participant to spend 45 minutes writing a short play based on the biblical story of The Prodigal […]

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Independents featured in Story on North Carolina’s new role as Swing state in 2012 (Yahoo News)

July 27, 2012
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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A year ago, Donna Moser co-founded the North Carolina Independents with Omar Ali, a University of North Carolina-Greensboro professor who also serves on the board of directors of IndependentVoting.org, which is run by the Committee for a Unified Independent Party. For Moser, a High Point resident and self-described “progressive,” neither the Republican nor Democrat parties seems willing to advocate for […]

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Summer Reading

July 24, 2012
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Palgrave MacMillian took out this full page ad in the June edition of the New York Review of Books and included Independents Rising in the top 7 picks for summer reading.

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Three Early Reviews of Independents Rising

June 27, 2012
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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties, and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan America Jacqueline S. Salit. Palgrave Macmillan, $25 (256p) ISBN 978-0-230-33912-5 Given the upcoming presidential election, Salit’s earnest and informative book is sure to be consulted by those trying to understand the enigmatic and influential independent voter. Independents first spilled into the mainstream […]

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