The recent U.N. Conference on Climate (COP27) ended with a commitment for so called rich countries to provide “loss and damage” transfers to poor countries to help deal with the consequences of climate change. The Centrist Independent Voter believes that climate change is a serious problem and supports a variety of solutions including a significant … Continue reading The Case Against “Loss and Damage” Payments →
The Supreme Court is expected to ban the use of racial preferences in college and university admissions sometime this session. The Centrist Independent Voter supports this decision. To quote Justice Roberts: “The way to stop racial discrimination is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” For a more nuanced discussion of our position on … Continue reading Burying the Evidence of Racial Discrimination and The Failures of Public Education →
It looks like the Republicans will have a slim majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kevin McCarthy hopes to become the Speaker of the House. The House “Freedom” Caucus is trying to extract concessions from McCarthy in return for their support. The Freedom Caucus is a far right group of roughly 47 Republicans in … Continue reading Moderate House Republicans Need to Push Back Against Freedom Caucus →
No One Should be Popping the Champagne I don’t think that either party should be particularly proud of their performance during the 2022 Mid-Terms. The Democrats, faced with a bushel basket of bozo Republican candidates, managed to only lose control of the House and maybe keep their razor thin majority in the Senate. The Republicans, … Continue reading A Centrist Perspective on the 2022 Mid-Term Elections →
Both Republicans and Democrats talk about inflation. Neither has anything useful to say. A number of political analysts have observed that inflation has displaced other issues as the dominant issue in this election cycle. That may well be true, but should it be? The left at first tried to dismiss inflation as transitory. When that … Continue reading Should Inflation Be the Dominant Election Issue in 2022? →
The Washington Post just published a story about 30 members of the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party who have urged Biden to bypass Ukraine and negotiate directly with Putin to end the war against Ukraine. This plays directly into Putin’s narrative about the war and has no chance of accomplishing a lasting peace. Anyone … Continue reading A New Group for the Rogues Gallery of Candidates →
I have been asked why we have so few endorsements in U. S. House races for the mid-term elections. The answer is partly that we don’t have the resources to cover these races. It is also partly because most U.S. House races are foregone conclusions after the primaries. We do have some general guidelines about … Continue reading Recommendations for 2022 U.S. House Races →
What Outcome Should Centrists Hope for in 2022? Here is what I’d like to see happen at the end of the 2022 mid-terms. The Senate would remain split 50-50. The Democrats would remain in control of the House by just 1 vote. If this happens it will probably be because Trump-endorsed Republicans will have lost … Continue reading What Outcome Should Centrists Hope for in the 2022 Mid-Term Elections? →
What Should Centrists Do in the 2022 General Election? The Centrist Independent Voter is a new organization. We have a very small, all volunteer staff. With the limited time and resources available to us this year, we have tried to identify some high profile, mostly U.S. Senate, races and endorsed candidates in the primaries and … Continue reading Guidelines for Centrists Voting in the 2022 Mid-Term Elections. →
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