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Trump's Horrendous Attitude Towards Women Is On Full Display

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump may be toast.

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.

Even Gary Johnson's Running Mate Seems To Be Abandoning Ship

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics

William Weld, who is technically the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee, said this week that his primary focus for the next five weeks is...

Will Johnson/Weld Revolutionize American Politics?

James Peron | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
James Peron

That's why the ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld is doing so well--for a third party. Regardless of whether or not one likes them--I do--they have done something important, something with long term consequences. These two ex-governors have been hammering on a central them--you can have BOTH social freedom and economic freedom.

Watch The Fusion Libertarian Forum Live

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld, will take part in a forum Wednesday hosted by Fusion. Hosts Jorge Ra...

American Military Personnel Looking In Libertarian Direction For The Election

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Service members aren't allowed to become publicly involved in partisan politics. However, they do speak indirectly, via polls and contributions.

Could 2016 be the Libertarian Party's Year? Only if They Don't Fight Themselves

Travis Irvine | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Travis Irvine

After a raucous national convention in Orlando over Memorial Day weekend, the country's third largest political party chose the first nominees of 2016: former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will run for president with the Libertarian Party as he did in 2012.

Libertarian Party Picks Presidential Ticket

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld secured the Libertarian Party's respective nominations...

The Libertarian Party Is In Turmoil Over VP Nominee

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics

The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate is...

Will Political Winds Favor the Libertarians?

James Peron | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
James Peron

America is ready for a real third party. It may not be the Libertarian Party -- which also has to battle it's own ideologues within the party -- but if one does come into existence it will have to embrace the middle ground of social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.

Republicans in Massachusetts Failed to Ask and Lost

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

New England's brand of Republicanism is certainly on the decline. But the inability of the state party to engage in the long term work of party building that's necessary to bring people into its organization by asking for their affirmative participation has hastened its demise.

Romney's Avoidance Comes As Surprise To Predecessor

The Washington Post | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney flew home from Poland on Tuesday afternoon, ending a foreign trip riddled with gaffes -- from criticizing Britain's preparedness for the O...

Death by HIPAA

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Vioxx, the drug once prescribed for arthritis, was sold for over five years before its manufacturer, Merck, withdrew it from the market in 2004. Thoug...

Let Freedom Ring

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Like millions of Americans, I applaud President Obama's decision to firmly support marriage equality. However, I can't help noting, with a bit of regi...

Look Back in Anger

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The conservative template of attacking Obama with unrelenting invective was also created here in the Bay State, and used against Deval Patrick. I should know. I helped create that template.

The Impersonator

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The Romney of 2007-08 seemed to stand for something. What does the Romney of 2011-12 stand for? What, exactly, is he trying to accomplish?

Governors Should Consider Weld Model in Fighting Fiscal Deficits

John B. Stimpson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
John B. Stimpson

Politics as usual dictates that Republicans and Democrats have to win at each other's expense. But as William Weld and the Legislature demonstrated in Massachusetts, it is possible for both parties to win.

Guns, Religion and the Glenn Beck Rally

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What Barack Obama described in the 2008 campaign is what we are seeing unfold in the country. Guns and religion -- or, in other words, fear and intolerance.

What Is It With Men and Their Chauffeurs?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?

Red Birkenstocks? Can Massachusetts Really Turn Republican?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As the Monday holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday approaches, perhaps the Coakley team would be wise to remind the state's voters of the principles that they and the Democratic Party stand for.

Former Mass. GOP Gov. Weld Endorses Obama

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, a Republican, is endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president, citing the senator's steady leadership, good j...