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Why Every Libertarian Should Be an Independent Voter

Bill Hillsman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

What do Democrats want most? Power. They want to run the country. What do Republicans want most? Power. They want to run the country. Why do both of...

Pot Legalization Effort Gets Presidential Endorsement

Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

The marijuana legalization effort in Colorado is expected to get its first endorsement from a presidential candidate today. The Associated Press re...

Dear Libertarians: Stop Being Nuts

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Simply wishing that government would vanish is no substitute for figuring out how to run it. If libertarians want the fusionist alliance to keep going and the political right to remain in power, they're going to have to stop being nuts.

Why Are There So Few Latino Libertarians?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Of course, there are Latino libertarians out there. But in general, talking Hispanics into espousing the Ron Paul agenda is only slightly easier than getting the pope to show up at the Stonewall Inn for a drink.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about t...

California Primary Ballot Hodgepodge: We Need a Return to Voting By Party Members Only

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Wasn't the purpose of political primaries to take the process out of the hands of big city bosses and to allow the citizenry of each state to choose their nominees?

Libertarian Nominee Slams GOP For Gay Staffer Flap

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson officially became the Libertarian Party's nominee for President on Saturday with 70 percent of the vote, and o...

Could the Libertarian Party Choose a Ron Paul-Gary Johnson Ticket?

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Ron Paul and Gary Johnson should run together for the Libertarian Party nominations for president and vice president, respectively. That wouldn't guarantee their selection. However, Paul-Johnson would be the strongest ticket the LP could offer. It would be the best alternative available to the Republicrats.

Independents to Minor Parties: Don't Fight Us; Join Us

Harry Kresky | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Harry Kresky

In the current situation, where the issue of the day is one of process, Americans understandably see minor parties as smaller versions of the major parties. They are declaring their independence from parties of all kinds.

Gary Johnson 2012: Letter From California

Roger Stone | Posted 05.08.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

My week in Southern Cal convinced me that a candidate for president who favors a woman's right to choose and gay marriage equality, and at the same time supports deep cuts in spending, has a unique opportunity to impact the presidential race.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Joel Sucher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Joel Sucher

The mountain climbing former Republican governor of New Mexico now wants to climb this country's ultimate political Everest. And he wants the voting public to believe that, as a third party candidate, he can succeed.

Goodbye to the Republican Party: Why I Left the GOP

Roger Stone | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

Sadly, the difference between the two major parties has become rhetorical. Under the Democrats you're going to hell. Under the Republicans, you are still going to hell, but you are going more slowly.

How Many 'Third Parties' Will There Be In 2012?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

If the remarkable pattern of monthly Republican frontrunner changes had structural reasons, then the pattern could be repeated in the general election campaign, with potentially several minor party candidates rising in polls.

Michelangelo Signorile

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson On Why He's Gay Voters' Best Presidential Choice | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former New Mexico GOP Gov. Gary Johnson says he’s the best presidential choice for gay voters -- better than even President Obama -- calling Newt G...

Libertarianism, Rightly Conceived

Trevor Burrus | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

At bottom, what ties libertarians together is the notion of a "presumption of liberty" -- that state action needs justification, not human freedom. This idea is far from controversial and, in fact, it is the founding principle of the modern liberal state.

Saki Knafo

Could Voter Dissatisfaction Pave The Way For A Third-Party Candidate? | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Gary Johnson, once the Republican governor of New Mexico, is now campaigning for the Libertarian Party's nomination for president. Ron Paul is still r...

GOP Candidate: 'I Feel Abandoned By The Republican Party'

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says that he's seriously considering running for president in 2012 as a Libertarian. "I feel abandoned by the R...

A Consideration of the Libertarian Party Platform: Part 1

Alan Krinsky | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

As a Libertarian-turned-Progressive, I nevertheless remain intrigued by Libertarian philosophy. Therefore, I thought it might be of some value to undertake a serious consideration and analysis of Libertarian principles.

Springerized America: How Reality & Tabloid TV Corrupts Our Politics & Media

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Reality and tabloid television are a social virus that has infected the American body politic. In the 1980s, "I'm with Stupid" was a put-down. In 20...

Is America About To Reach A Third Party Tipping Point?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Our country needs a third political party based on the explicit rejection of lobbyist money as its fundamental, unwavering principle.

Throw the Bums In!

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

When the economy stinks, and CEOs are getting millions in bonuses for firing enough of you, and you can't toss GE's Jeffrey Immelt out on his ear, but...

Our Problems Unite Us, Our Perspectives Divide US

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The only bipartisanship there seems to be in the capitol is that deficit spending is a dire threat. The exact opposite of what non push polling reveals of what the public thinks.

Understanding Americus Libertarius (Libertarians)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

My interactions with libertarians have revealed them to be intelligent, engaged, and persuasive in their arguments. At the same time, libertarians raise questions about certain other qualities.

Libertarian For Governor Says Civil Rights Act Is Illegal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, third party candidates in both the race for Illinois governor and the race for President Obama's former Senate seat filed their petitions, ...

Why Libertarians (and Rand Paul) Are Wrong About the Civil Rights Act

Stephen Menendian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

Discrimination isn't about economic efficiency; it's about morality, fairness, and a basic conception of equality; it's about justice.