"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Whither unaffiliated

Those watching party registration figures in Oregon this year know that Republican registration has dropped, but Democratic registration hasn’t shown a comparable uptick. Instead, the increase has come in the ranks of the unaffiliated.

The Register Guard has a useful, thoughtful piece on this, with comments from a number of registrants.

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  1. torridjoe said:

    I dunno randy, according to Mapes at The I,
    in just 10 days this month over 1,000 NAV voters became Democrats…and so did 700 Republicans. And the remaining NAVs, if like those analyzed nationwide by Pew, are predominantly Democratic
    voters as well.

    March 28, 2008

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