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Activist and author Mary Ruwart mounted a late challenge to Bob Barr’s nomination at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. This time around she’s supporting her close friend and former campaign manager Lee Wrights in his extremely uphill race against former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. Garrett Quinn, of Reason magazine, interviewed Ruwart today outside the [...]
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer called for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era legislation separating commercial banks from investment banking, during a breakfast meeting of New York City’s Real Estate Principals Group on Tuesday morning. The Glass-Steagall Act was repealed in late 1999. Economist Robert Kuttner and others have criticized the repeal of the 1933 [...]
In a story spread across the top of its front page, the Miami Herald published a photograph of a young woman leaving former Sen. Gary Hart’s townhouse in Washington, D.C., on this day twenty-five years ago. The Herald, which had been investigating reports of Hart’s alleged “womanizing” and following a tip that the Democratic presidential [...]
In what could only be described as a gigantic waste of time, the Democrats Abroad Primary is going on now and will conclude on Sunday, May 6. That means Democrats living in 33 foreign countries are now able to cast their ballots at global polling centers. These votes will actually count towards selecting delegates to [...]