Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Trailing by a staggering 34 points in the polls, Democratic presidential candidate George S. McGovern of South Dakota accused the Nixon White House of ordering a “whitewash” in a federal grand jury investigation of the Watergate break-in on this day in 1972. “From the first […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Nick Troiano, a 25-year-old independent campaigning in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, released his first television ad earlier today. Titled “Washington’s a Zoo,” Troiano’s light-hearted, 30-second commercial features the young candidate standing between an elephant and a donkey and railing against paralyzing partisanship in the Beltway. […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: An Aging Norman Thomas Places Socialist on New York City Ballot in 1963

Time Capsule: An Aging Norman Thomas Places Socialist on New York City Ballot in 1963

Still battling the two-headed Goliath, an aging Norman M. Thomas — a six-time candidate for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket — filed nominating petitions to place the name of Richard F. Parrish, the Socialist Party’s candidate for councilman at-large in Manhattan, on the […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Scott Summers mounts write-in effort.

Fading Fortunes: Greens Mount Write-In Campaigns in Illinois

Eight years after civil rights attorney Rich Whitney of Carbondale shocked the political world by polling an eye-opening 361,336 votes — or more than ten percent of the vote — against Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Republican challenger Judy Baar Topinka, enabling the Green Party […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cuomo Rival Endorses Green Party’s Howie Hawkins for Governor

Cuomo Rival Endorses Green Party’s Howie Hawkins for Governor

Political satirist Randy Credico, who finished a distant third in last Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary in New York, has thrown his support to the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins in the general election. Credico, who unofficially garnered 19,045 votes — or slightly less than four percent […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Libertarian Polling Difference in Tight Michigan Gubernatorial Race

Libertarian Polling Difference in Tight Michigan Gubernatorial Race

Navy veteran Mary Buzuma is polling the difference between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, a former congressman and ex-Minority Leader of the State Senate, in Michigan’s tightly-contested gubernatorial contest. According to a recent Public Policy Polling survey of 687 likely voters, […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Nebraska Senate Candidate Says Sasse’s ‘Naive Aggression’ Could Lead to War

Nebraska Senate Candidate Says Sasse’s ‘Naive Aggression’ Could Lead to War

In remarks prepared for a worldwide radio audience later this week, U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Buhrdorf of Lincoln criticized Ben Sasse’s “naïve aggression” and warned that his Republican rival’s blustering policies of confrontation and brinkmanship would put the United States on a permanent and precarious […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 2 comments ·
The Tax Wall Street Party's Dan Buhrdorf vows to remain in Nebraska Senate race as a write-in candidate.

Ghost of Legendary Wall Street Nemesis Appears in Nebraska Senate Race

Some seventy years after his death on this day in 1944, the spirit of legendary Senator George W. Norris, a progressive and fiercely independent-minded Republican lawmaker portrayed by future President John F. Kennedy in his 1957 Pulitzer-prize winning “Profiles in Courage,” is being rekindled in […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
The End of Dynastic Politics: A Libertarian Hillary and Jeb Can’t Possibly Defeat

The End of Dynastic Politics: A Libertarian Hillary and Jeb Can’t Possibly Defeat

ORLANDO, Fla. — When most political parties get together for a national convention, they nominate a candidate for president. The Libertarian Party isn’t most political parties. First, it has its national convention every two years rather than every four (the party’s 2014 mid-term convention, held […]

by · July 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Austerity Foe, ‘New Deal’ Democrat Challenges Tea Party Lawmaker in PA’s 10th

Austerity Foe, ‘New Deal’ Democrat Challenges Tea Party Lawmaker in PA’s 10th

The austerity peddlers in Washington — the treacherous folks who never tire of pummeling the poor and won’t be happy until the U.S. economy resembles that of a Third World country — better look out. There’s an FDR Democrat who might be coming their way, […]

by · February 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·