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Come As You Are

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Bizarrely, I found myself last weekend sharing a stage with Nirvana's bassist, Krist Novoselic, which, absent context, anyone who knew me when Nirvana was changing the musical world would say is just about the least likely thing that could ever happen to me.

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

Voter Suppression: Because if the Poor All Vote, They'll Vote the Bums Out

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Region III of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) convened in Columbus this week. A highlight of the event was the address by honored guest and keynote speaker, Ohio Senator, Nina Turner.

Republican Defeat in Virginia Well Earned

James Peron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Peron

The GOP didn't take over evangelicalism, the evangelicals took over the GOP, and it's been on a downward slope ever since.

Enough Left vs. Right Blame Game: Shutdown Was a Failure of Two-Party System

Travis Irvine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.

Economically Conservative Yet Socially Tolerant? Find Yourself on the Nolan Chart

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Many young people I meet these days hold economic views that are pro-market and entrepreneurial. They also believe in social tolerance, and wonder where that places them politically. Are they Republicans? Democrats?

Are You a 'Blue Republican'?

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If the GOP is going to have any value as a vehicle for liberty in Blue states, it will be necessary to get non-dogmatic liberals not to throw out their liberal principles, but to see how their principles have not been well served by the old progressive one-size fits-all program.

Freedom and Healthcare: Is the Libertarian Party In Danger of Becoming Relevant?

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

You don't have to be a economist to understand why American healthcare has been such a disaster for so long -- and why Obamacare has spectacularly failed to do the one thing that would have solved most of its problems.

Four Reasons Students Should Vote Libertarian in the Next Election

Uloop | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Uloop

Tired of the social injustices of the Republican Party? Frustrated by the intrusive and anti-business economic policies of the Democratic Party? If you answered YES to both of these issues, you may be a secret Libertarian -- you've just never known the right label.

Orthodoxy: Liberty's Other Enemy

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There are many orthodoxies -- religious, political, philosophical and more. Like all other tyrannies, they seek conformity. Orthodoxy is to the mind as tyranny is to the person.

The Implosion of the GOP, and the Rise of Third Parties

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Democrats of today are not the champions of labor and the enemies of high finance like they were in the days of FDR. Rather, today's Democratic Party is a center-right version of the Republican Party -- just as corrupt, but not inherently evil.

The Liberty Movement Must Ask the Most Important Question

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Why has the Libertarian Party -- and more importantly, the much broadly based new liberty movement -- failed to make a significant electoral impact, despite its recent tailwinds?

A Modest Proposal

Bill Allen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Bill Allen

In light of the Petraeus situation and the scrutiny it has received I have a modest proposal to solve several of the nation's problems at once.

What This Country Needs: A New Political Party

John F. Kimberling | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
John F. Kimberling

Today there is not just one major issue facing the country. There are a number of them, and neither of the two parties is addressing these very serious problems. Bitter partisan divisions have produced nothing but paralysis in our government.

Never Say Never: Gary Johnson, Humble Libertarian - Exclusive Interview

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

In interviewing Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for President, I was following the advice of Ron Paul, who recently stated, "[Gary Johnson] is wonderful, and I think he's doing a good job, and I think people should look at him, and every individual should make up their own mind."

All But Ignored, Third Parties Endeavor On

Jake Jares | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jake Jares

As the third-party debates and the campaigns themselves will likely continue to be neglected by our political culture, the candidates fight on now for their message, not their electoral success.

Third-Party Candidates Could Tilt Election In Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer/USA Today | Jane Prendergast | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

They can't possibly win on Election Day, but third-party candidates definitely could matter in the outcome of Ohio's already close presidential electi...

Third Party Nominees Have Their Say in Obama's Home Town

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

A slate of third party candidates at the Hilton Chicago on Tuesday offered voters fresh and impassioned views about the economy, war on terrorism, war on drugs and election, legislative and educational reform.

Frightened Republicans Try to Close Down Election Competitors, Such as Gary Johnson

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Republican Party should welcome the Libertarian Party and other challengers in the political arena. The former should try to win by convincing the American people that the GOP really is the better option, not by preventing them from voting for someone else.

Third Party Debate: 'Who Gives A Sh*t?'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy

Did you know that last night saw the official debate between third party presidential candidates? It's true! And Larry King moderated it! It was proba...

Can Gary Johnson Push Mitt Romney To A 3rd Place Finish?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia voters: Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is asking you to help him come in second. Johnson ...

WATCH: Third Party Candidates Debate The Economy On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

In the wake of last night’s first presidential debate, HuffPost Live hosted a debate to hear the voices of our third-party candidates. Hosts Ma...

Gary Johnson, Antitrust Plaintiff, Sues Major Parties for Monopolizing Politics

Chris Sagers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Sagers

Lawsuits are common in politics, but there was one filed last Friday that is not common at all: someone has brought an antitrust suit, alleging that the major political parties have monopolized politics, and it is not exactly some crackpot who did it.

Vote Your Hopes, Not Your Fears

James Peron | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
James Peron

If you want fiscal restraint, an end to the wars, marriage equality, and legalized pot, then Gov. Gary Johnson, of the Libertarian Party, is your man.