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Reason: Ruwart Says Johnson is Definitely a Libertarian

Reason: Ruwart Says Johnson is Definitely a Libertarian

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 [...]

Eliot Spitzer Calls For Reinstatement of Glass-Steagall Act

Eliot Spitzer Calls For Reinstatement of Glass-Steagall Act

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  The Glass-Steagall Act was repealed in late 1999.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 [...]

Time Capsule: 'Monkey Business' Derails Democratic Front-Runner

Time Capsule: ‘Monkey Business’ Derails Democratic Front-Runner

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 [...]

Democrats Abroad Now Voting in Totally Meaningless Primary

Democrats Abroad Now Voting in Totally Meaningless Primary

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 [...]

Poised for Historic Breakthrough, Libertarians Stymied Time and Again By a Different Kind of Spoiler

Poised for Historic Breakthrough, Libertarians Stymied Time and Again By a Different Kind of Spoiler

Despite the looming prospect that history will repeat itself and Americans Elect, the somewhat shadowy, hedge fund-financed entity with a yet-to-be-named candidate — a “mysterious millionaires’ machination,” as one left-wing skeptic recently put it — could potentially emerge as a viable alternative in the 2012 presidential election, Libertarian activists arriving in Las Vegas for the [...]

Watch: Interview with Constitution Party's Candidate for Missouri Lt. Governor

Watch: Interview with Constitution Party’s Candidate for Missouri Lt. Governor

The following video is a KTVO interview with Former Republican State Representative Cynthia Davis, now the Constitution Party’s candidate for Missouri Lt. Governor. The interviewer seems to be barely paying attention to what Davis is saying, but they do cover a pretty good amount of ground. This is also a good sampling of Davis’ key [...]

Tom Cox

Oregon GOP Backing Former Libertarian Cox for State Treasurer

The Oregon Republican Party is backing two write-in candidates for statewide office this year, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.  This is due to a quirk in the law that might allow the Democratic candidates in those races to secure the Republican nominations and effectively avoid facing any opposition in November. One of the candidates is [...]

Arkansas Libertarians Nominate Former State Representative for Congress

Arkansas Libertarians Nominate Former State Representative for Congress

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas recently selected former State Rep. Robert “Bobby” Tullis as its nominee for the Fourth Congressional District in Arkansast. Tullis served 14 years in the Arkansas Legislature and was later a Green Party candidate for state treasurer in 2010, when he polled 32.5% of the vote in a 2-way race against [...]

Ron Paul Supporters Take Control at Alaska GOP Convention

Ron Paul Supporters Take Control at Alaska GOP Convention

Supporters of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul had a good weekend.   Their candidate continues to accumulate delegates at state conventions around the country and, on Saturday, the Paulistas claimed almost total control of the Alaska Republican Party. Former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller and his wife, Kathleen, were key to the Paul crowd’s efforts to [...]

As Campaign Draws to a Close, Some Supporters Rally to 'Keep Newt In'

As Campaign Draws to a Close, Some Supporters Rally to ‘Keep Newt In’

Nearly 2,000 supporters of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign have joined a rapidly growing Facebook group called “Keep Newt In” that seeks to convince the former Speaker to stay in the GOP race.  But their efforts, including an attempt to organize a fundraising drive to help keep Gingrich viable into next week’s primaries in North Carolina [...]