ON MAY 25th a dysfunctional minor party picked a grumpy ex-Republican as its presidential candidate. This may be just another quirk in the quirky history of the Libertarian Party. But it just might be something more than this: a further sign that the
In 2004, the Economist was the first magazine to take the hammer and tongs to Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael Badnarik. The candidate's staff hurried to purge damaging and weird material from his web site after he, surprisingly,
Barr famously licked whipped cream off the breasts of two women at a charity event while running for Congress in 1994. [He's got my vote! Here are some volunteers making your first TV commercial Bob.]
Who's to blame for the biggest financial catastrophe of our time? There are plenty of culprits, but one candidate for lead perp is former Sen. Phil Gramm. Eight years ago, as part of a decades-long anti-regulatory crusade, Gramm pulled a sly legi
The future of the Libertarian Party of the United States is not that hard to predict if you know what to look for.
Either that or Bob Barrfed on this electoral map.
Is it the beginning? The end? Or more of the same old, same old?
Now that Bob Barr is officially the Libertarian party's presidential candidate, we wanted to give you a sense of his diplomatic savvy. And frankly, this clip shows some pretty impressive grace under pressure.
(Publisher's Note: I'll have a great deal to say about the LPUS convention late next week [we'll see if Barr keeps some promises]. This article is a very good summary. Bottomline: The LP no-compromisers did much better than you might t
But many of the members of the Democratic National Committee's Rules & Bylaws Committee say they're focused less on Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama than on a set of rules they argue are vital to maintaining fairness and order in future elect
Despite the Libertarian Party's platform re-writes and nominations for President and Vice President, Mike Renzulli came away with optimism.
Next in line after the New York Times, the Washington Post continues the mainstream media’s shrill smear campaign against Ron Paul in an article entitled “Ron Paul’s Campaign Is a Family Business, FEC Reports Show“.
It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of the Libertarian Party. It was only 36 years old -- far too young to die. And while there is some dispute over whether the death was self-inflicted or murder, the death itself was tragic and sad.
Please don’t act surprised, we both know it’s been over for a long time — it’s just that now, after Denver; I can’t pretend otherwise. Some people are thrilled when their exes make fools of themselves — fortunately for you, I am not one of them. That
In a stunning upset victory for the Ron Paul Revolution, Presidential candidate Ron Paul obtained 24% of the vote in yesterday’s Republican primary in Idaho (to John McCain's 70%), by far his best showing in all primaries so far.
Ernest Hancock is in studio with his friend Charles Goyette on The Charles Goyette Show in Phoenix Arizona - 1100 KFNX. Then Dr. Ron Paul comes on to comment on his book sales, his campaign, the Republican, Libertarian and Constitution Parties.
Barry Hess makes it very clear what a libertarian really is.
Self explanatory. Commentary. Links to CONvention photos taken by Mr.Kilo. Photos include: L. Neil Smith & Scott Bieser, Michael Kielski and Ed Vallejo demonstrating the value of dressing for success.
King George and the Manchurian Candidate visit Mesa Phoenix and the whole town comes out to greet them and tell them what a wonderful job they are doing with the unconstitutional War and genocide going on in Iraq. We appreciate the tripling of the pr
President Bush will make a quick visit to Phoenix to campaign with John McCain. Bush and McCain were supposed to attend a fundraiser at the Phoenix Convention Center but the event has been canceled due to poor ticket sales and expected protests, acco
Federal agents interviewed staffers for likely Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) as part of their corruption case against Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.).
The Washington Post has an article today on the number of Ron Paul’s relatives who worked for his presidential campaign. I will be curious if there are other analyses of how the Paul campaign spent $30 million.
The Republican Party of Minnesota is concerned that Ron Paul supporters could take control of the Republican state convention in Rochester this weekend. Paul supporters are touting the likelihood of a Ron Paul appearance during the convention, while
Prevarication or gaffe? Barack Obama and the whereabouts of his uncle won’t interest the Mainstream Media. Why it’s dangerous–even if Obama is “their guy”.
To some observers, it may have looked like I was mostly running around with a glass of bourbon and cola in hand, hitting on women and raising general hell. In fact, what I was doing was constantly lobbying. My job consisted mostly of talking to peopl
The Bob Barr campaign couldn't have plotted it any better. The former GOP congressman-turned Libertarian Party contender announces his candidacy two short weeks before the LP convention, and grabs more free media than 2004 nominee Michael Badnari
So, if you’re one of the less than 2% who dutifully cast their ballots for the party of "liberty" in America, or one of the small fraction of those involved in Libertarian Party politics, do yourself a favor: save yourself the time.
It would be a bit much, right now, to call the 2008 Libertarian nomination fight "heated" or "bitter." Still, there’s a battle gearing up, and not just over the headline fight over who will win the nomination. Two years ago, the s
LP delegates in Denver nominated Wayne Allen Root as the Vice-Presidential nominee.