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Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee Appointed (February 20, 2017, 07:45 PM)

The ad hoc LP Historical Preservation Committee has been formally constituted comprising Caryn Ann Harlos (Chair), Joe Buchman, Joe Dehn, Ed Fochler, and James Gholston. The scope of the Committee is to begin an electronic archive of Party history records and to maintain and administer for the purpose of same.… Read more ...

VOHRA: Freedom and Irresponsibility (February 20, 2017, 06:55 PM)

How does real libertarianism, which is freedom + responsibility, address buying a computer? Simple: you can buy whatever computer you want, as long as you pay for it.

It isn’t, “You get to buy whatever computer you want, and then taxpayers have to pay for it.” That would be freedom + irresponsibility.… Read more ...

Green Party: Secretary of State DeVos?s school privatization schemes are bipartisan: Democrats promoted and enacted the same ?reforms? (February 17, 2017, 09:43 PM)

Green Party supports public schools, calls on communities to resist charter schools, vouchers, and other programs designed to dismantle public education

WASHINGTON, D.C.Green Party leaders said today that outrage over Senate’s confirmation of patently unqualified Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education was entirely justified — but the outrage should also be directed at Democratic Party leaders, including ex-President Obama, who worked to enact the same school privatization schemes favored by Ms.… Read more ...

Thanks to IPR readers for 300,000 comments (February 17, 2017, 05:10 PM)

Thank you to IPR readers for 300,000 approved comments on over 17,000 posts since May 20, 2008. Comment #300k is here. Although the pace has slowed down somewhat recently, we are hoping to make IPR great again. If you are lurking please don’t hesitate to jump in, and if you are interested in joining our all-volunteer writing/posting team please let us know.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: THE LEFT-RIGHT PARADIGM IS BACK (February 17, 2017, 02:12 AM)

Before the campaign and election of Donald Trump, the left-right paradigm was on life support. People were as sick of Republicans such as Jeb Bush as they were of Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. But the election of Donald Trump has resurrected the left-right paradigm BIG TIME.

Ever since Trump won the Republican nomination–and even more so since he won the general election–it seems we are right back to the old Republican vs.Read more ...

The Freenauts Release a Song and Video Called ?Third Party Girl? (February 16, 2017, 03:11 PM)

Here is the link to the article which features the above video: EastOrlandoPost Read more ...

VinePair Magazine Interviews Three Prohibition Party Leaders (February 15, 2017, 08:15 PM)

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

VinePair is a publication that celebrates the beverage alcohol experience. It has an interview with three leaders of the Prohibition Party here.

From the article cited, written by Nick Hines:

To be fair, the Prohibition Party was far from a major contender. It only received a total of 5,525 votes.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan: Why I?m Running for Governor of California as a Libertarian (February 13, 2017, 12:13 AM)

Posted as an Opinion piece to Newsweek

February 12, 2017

My thirties started off in countries ravaged by environmental destruction and dictatorships. Back then, I was a journalist for National Geographic, spending most of my time abroad, even though I still called Los Angeles?my birth city?home. In the 100+ countries I visited, I reported on some harrowing stories: the Killing Fields in Cambodia, the near total deforestation of Paraguay, and the tense nuclear stand-off between India and Pakistan.… Read more ...

Op-Ed Richard Fast- In my opinion: Ditch the two major parties ? register Libertarian (February 11, 2017, 01:08 PM)

From The Maroon (Loyola University):

Back in October, I wrote an editorial urging the Loyola community to check out Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. The successful entrepreneur turned two-term governor of New Mexico garnered nearly 10 percent of the vote in his home state and 3.3 percent nationally, the most a third party presidential candidate has received since independent Ross Perot 20 years earlier.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Nevada (LPN) Condemns Cuban Government for Arresting Libertarian Activists (February 10, 2017, 05:45 PM)

Las Vegas, Nevada (10 February 2017) ? The Libertarian Party of Nevada condemns the Cuban government?s arrest of two libertarian activists and calls for their immediate release. Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez Visea were arrested 2 February 2017 by plainclothes secret policemen. Both activists are still detained on trumped up charges.… Read more ...

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