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Could The South Be Good For The Libertarian Party?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Southerners are downright feisty about their independence. There's a great sign at a park on the Alabama-Tennessee border which proclaims "We Dare Defend Our Rights!" Yet this rebellious streak doesn't seem to translate to independent candidates or third party challengers, who tend to fare poorly in Dixie.

Why Bob Barr Matters

Richard Feldman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

On Tuesday, July 22nd Georgia holds a run-off election to the May primary. National attention is focused on the Senate race between Cong. Jack Kingst...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

'Big C:' Why Is Control Only Bad When Applied to Guns?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

What is it about politics in our country that makes it so easy for our leaders to decide which issues they will decide for us and which they should leave alone?

Pulling DSK Case Back From Wonderland

Bob Barr | Posted 09.11.2011 | New York
Bob Barr

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. exercises his discretion to drop the charges against DSK because they are unsustainable legally, he is virtually certain to be the target of continued political attacks; but he will have gained a great deal of credibility for his office and himself.

Explaining Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.

Ken Buck, Gun Shows & Arming Criminals

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There's good reason for Bob Barr to think there are serious ethical questions that need to be answered by Ken Buck. Nothing like a little NRA on NRA violence two weeks before an election to make the day interesting.

Extending Ethanol Tax Credit Makes Sense

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

The ethanol tax credit program, despite what critics may say, is both a benefit to private industry as well as a net contributor of jobs and tax revenues. It should not be eliminated.

Gingrich Family Values: Stick a Fork in Newt

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's hard to image Gingrich setting sail next year for a run at the White House -- his serial philandering will keep him from ever sitting behind the Oval Office desk.

Ay Carly! Meeeoooowww!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Fiorina, whose snarky comment recalls her brash HP days, is guilty of the standard Republican hypocrisy. Yes, Republicans can even be hypocrites about their own hair.

It's Time to Turn Up the Heat on NAT GAS

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Barr

Doing business with countries averse to American interests is not smart. Investing in our own energy industry and creating jobs is smart economics, smart politics, and smart foreign policy.

Sam Stein

Bob Barr At CPAC: 'How Would You Like To Be Waterboarded?' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One-time Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr riled the conservative CPAC crowd on Friday, when he declared that civilian courts were appropria...

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey: I Voted For Bob Barr (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey faced a vocal backlash earlier this year when he waded into the health care debate, coming out against "ObamaCare." In a...

Sam Stein

Conservative Trio Supports Transferring Gitmo Detainees To Illinois | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans in Congress are gearing up to fight a new White House effort to relocate detainees at Guantanamo Bay to a prison facility in Illinois. But...

Sam Stein

Anti-Waste Group Accused Of Massive Wasteful Ad Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Washington's most forceful critics of government waste is being accused of, well, waste. Former Congressman and experimental presidential cand...

Bob Barr: GOP In 'Very Deep Trouble'

CNN Political Ticker | Kristi Keck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday it's hard to "overestimate the damage" that's been inflicted on the Republican Party -- not only with this ...

Here's a Little Challenge for Iowa's Homophobic Republican Legislators...

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

C'mon, Iowa Republicans, are you ready to prove that you practice what you preach? We won't hold our breath.

Repealing DOMA Will Ease the Warren Sting

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell has been floated as one opportunity for Obama, but I encourage the new President to try frying a bigger fish -- the Defense of Marriage Act.

Montana's Three Big-Sky Electoral Votes In the Air

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

There's a fierce battle underway in the red state of Montana with its sparse population, big sky prairies and snow-capped mountains. The 'Treasure Sta...

Libertarian Barr Stumps in N.C.: Palin an Example of the Arrogance of Mainstream Politics

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --Bob Barr's campaign for president would be funny if it weren't so serious. Whereas McCain rallies draw thousands, and Obama rall...

The Liberal Case for Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

Barack Obama is going to win the presidency. But this is no cause for complacency for anyone concerned about American liberty and America's place in the world.

Eyes and Ears: Beehive Hairdos, Gas Station Discounts, Bob Barr, And Drive-By Insults

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Before I could stop myself, it came out of my mouth: "No, I like my coffee the way I like my presidents, BLACK!"

We Told You So: Government Spying Has Been Targeting Innocent Citizens, not Terrorists

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

The Bush administration told us that the government had to engage in warrantless surveillance to stop terrorists from attacking America. Administrati...

Alternative Voice Needed in Final Debate

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

There is one more debate scheduled, and it desperately needs another voice: An alternative candidate to challenge the false, but shared, assumptions of Senators Obama and McCain.