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IVN’s writers come from all across the political spectrum and beyond. They are as diverse as they are unique; each with his or her own story to tell. Become a writer today and add your perspective.
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Evan FalchukOn January 25, 2013, Evan Falchuk and a group of determined Massachusetts residents launched the United Independent Party, committed to pragmatically progressive ideas and fiscally sensible solutions. Like many people in his home state, he was tired of outdated political arguments and too many leaders putting loyalty to party line before offering real, pragmatic solutions. He understood the growing desire for a sensible political alternative, one that could meet voters growing demand for common-sense ideas and pragmatic solutions. A married, 43-year-old father of three, Falchuk is highly regarded for his expertise in legislative policy, health care reform and business leadership. His perspective has been featured in outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Boston Globe to Forbes, USA Today, and CBS Radio. An avid Red Sox fan, he credits the team with permanently changing his life on October 27, 2004.
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Brandon FallonA recent grad student at CSULB with a BA in History from Fordham University. Brandon strives to write about the importance of compromise over partisanship, focusing on ways both parties could resolve issues.
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Daniel FarberDaniel Farber has contributed to the history of law, and constitutional and environmental law in the United States. He has written and lectured in the areas of law, legislation, and jurisprudence. Farber is the first Henry J. Fletcher Professor of Law, and holds an appointment as Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Daniel FarisDaniel Faris studied business and creative writing at Susquehanna University. As an independent blogger, he writes about politics and progressive music.
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Mike FarmerI'm a small business owner interested in politics. My politics lean libertarian/classical liberal, and my economic understanding leans toward the Austrians, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Thomas Woods, Jr. I've recently been encouraged by the New Republicans, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Justin Amash and Ted Cruz, but basically I'm non-partisan, concerned with limiting government power and enhancing private sector power.
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Frank FearFrank A. Fear is professor emeritus, Michigan State University, where he served as a faculty member for thirty-year years and worked in various administrative positions for nearly twenty years. Frank also writes about issues that intersect sport and society.
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Sarah FernandesI have a BS in Biochemistry from UCSD and recently completed a biofuels scientific technician certificate program at UCSD's Extension. My goals are to utilize my background in biochemistry to create and promote more sustainable systems and practices within communities. I would like to contribute to the preservation of local ecological systems with a focus on marine environments.
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Grant FerowichGrant Ferowich enjoys reading, coffee, and cycling through Washington D.C.'s bike lanes. He was a Deputy Campus Organizer during Obama's 2012 presidential campaign in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he attended Wake Forest.
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Joe the Nerd FerraroOwner and operator of http://www.FindANerd.com Joe the Nerd Ferraro is a husband, dad, computer nerd, and a general pain to the local government in Audubon, PA.
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Dr. Jessie FieldsDr. Jessie Fields is a board member and national spokesperson for Open Primaries. She is an attending physician in Internal Medicine affiliated with the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She also maintains a primary care general medical practice at the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice in the Harlem community. Dr. Fields is on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an adjunct faculty member at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Glen Luke FlanaganGlen graduated from Radford University in 2014 with a degree in journalism.
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Manuel FloresManuel Flores. I am a sophomore student at UCSD. I was born and raised in Compton, California. Graduated from the California Academy of Math and Science in Carson, California. Music. Hardcore Movie-goer. Living the concert of my LIFE. Leftist pretty much.
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Erik FoggErik is a passionate political scientist, dedicating himself to ending inter-party warfare and restoring productive political dialogue in the United States. He has founded and runs ReConsider, a media company centered around that mission. Click on the website icon above to check out more, or follow him on Twitter.
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Kammi FooteI am currently Clerk/Recorder and Registrar of Voters for Inyo County. Prior to my career in public service I worked in the real estate industry as a title and escrow professional.
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Institute for JusticeFounded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As the national law firm for liberty, we stick to a clear mission engaging in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government. Our four pillars of litigation are private property, economic liberty, free speech and school choice. Simply put, we seek a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society.
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Benjamin FosterProud graduate from the University of California Santa Cruz. Romanticist about politics. Ben believes democracy is dependent on the electorates access to unbiased and independent news sources. Most interested in the factors influencing the democratic process, US Foreign Policy, and the implications of the rising number of independent minded voters.
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Zach FosterZach Foster is the author of two books, a seasoned political activist, a political science major, and served over five years as a reserve soldier.
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Electronic Frontier FoundationThe Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fightand winmore cases.
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New America FoundationThe New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.
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Lindsay FranceLindsay France covers the Whitehouse and business news for the Independent Voter Network. She is also the host of the podcast The Business of Politics. Previously she spent several years reporting on American politics and working as a foreign correspondent covering Eurozone austerity measures, Brexit, and developing economies. Based in Washington, she now spends her time writing and talking about fixing our electoral laws and overall political system, while avoiding obnoxious on-air arguments that make news executives lots of money and volunteering with the ASPCAs FIR rescue team.
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Monte FrankMonte Frank, a Newtown resident, is a candidate for lieutenant governor. He is a litigation partner at Pullman & Comley, immediate past president of the Connecticut Bar Association, and founder of Team 26.
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Cory FranklinCory Franklin was Director of Medical Intensive Care at Cook County (Illinois) Hospital for 25 years. Before retiring, he wrote over 80 medical articles, chapters, abstracts, and correspondences in books and professional journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the Hastings Center Report. In 1999, he was awarded the Shubin-Weil Award by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, one of only forty people ever honored as a national role model for the practice and teaching of intensive care medicine. In 1993, he worked as a technical advisor to Harrison Ford and was one of the role models for the physician character Ford played in the film, The Fugitive. Since retirement, besides medical teaching and doing charity medical work, Dr. Franklin has been a frequent freelance contributor to the Chicago Tribune op-ed page. His pieces, serious and occasionally satirical, range from medical issues to history, culture, the arts, sports, and human interest. His work has been published in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Washington Post, and The Chicago Sun-Times as well as being excerpted in the New York Review of Books. The Atlantic Wire has selected his piece on CT scanning as one of its Five Best Thursday columns. His freelance work has also appeared internationally in The Guardian and The Jerusalem Post. He is also the host of a weekly audio podcast, Remembering the passed, which discusses the role of notable people who have died recently on our history, society, or culture. His book Chicago Flashbulbs: A Quarter Century of News, Politics, Sports, and Show Business (1987-2012) was recently published by Academy Chicago Publishing.
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Robert FreemanRobert is the Founder of VoteMatrix. VoteMatrix is developing the Principled Voting System (VoteMatrix PVS), a Political Matchmaking and Social Networking platform in the E-Democracy space. VoteMatrix is also in the process of manufacturing and distributing a mobile phone stand (PhoneThrone) to help fund development of its political information systems.
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Randy FrickeRandy Fricke is an avid environmentalist in the State of Colorado and has served in leadership positions in several local and regional environmental organizations. He co-founded the newly formed Middle Colorado River Watershed Council. He was also a candidate for Colorado's Western Third Congressional District in 2004. Fricke earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education with a Social Science Endorsement from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His major field of study was political science. Later, he earned a Masters of Education Degree from UNL as well. Fricke demonstrated his versatility in his careers as an educator, state government agency director, lobbyist, and retail sales in the automobile industry. Randy Fricke has lived in Western Colorado for the past 20 years. He is now an aspiring freelance writer and the recent author of: "IF I WERE PRESIDENT/Saving Main Street America".
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