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Time Capsule:  A Modest Radical Seeks the White House

Time Capsule: A Modest Radical Seeks the White House

Declaring that the “hour of Socialist Revolution has struck,” the tiny Socialist Labor Party (SLP) — the original party of Marxism in the United States — nominated little-known John W. Aiken of Chelsea, Massachusetts, for president at the party’s national convention at the Cornish Arms Hotel in New York City on this day in 1936. The […]

Our Exclusive Interview with Libertarian State Representative Dan Gordon of Rhode Island

Our Exclusive Interview with Libertarian State Representative Dan Gordon of Rhode Island

State Representative Dan Gordon made the high profile switch from the Republican to the Libertarian Party in the Fall of 2011.  Since then he’s been a “caucus of one” in the State House, which has allowed him to speak and operate more freely than ever before.   Representative Gordon has taken a lot of abuse in […]

The Hard Work of Party Building: The Justice Party's Utah Petition Drive

The Hard Work of Party Building: The Justice Party’s Utah Petition Drive

The newly formed Justice Party qualified for a line on the ballot this year in Utah by collecting over 2,000 valid signatures.  Their effort was surely made easier, in part, because the party’s founder and presidential nominee is former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson.  Still, collecting that many valid signatures is no small task. […]

Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 15% in New Mexico

Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 15% in New Mexico

A new Public Policy Polling survey in New Mexico included a question with Gary Johnson as the Libertarian nominee.  The survey shows Johnson would poll 15% statewide, capturing a quarter of voters under 30 years old and nearly a quarter of self-identified independent voters. If the candidates for President this year were Democrat Barack Obama, […]

South Carolina Greens to Hold Convention, Eight Delegates at Stake

South Carolina Greens to Hold Convention, Eight Delegates at Stake

The South Carolina Green Party will be holding their state convention in Columbia this weekend, meeting on Saturday at the Al-Amir Restaurant. Presidential candidate Jill Stein will be speaking at the event, as well as Farheen Hakeem, one of the party’s most successful candidates in recent history and a surrogate for the Rosanne Barr Presidential […]