The party won the case in U.S. District Court on August 6, 2002. However, after the primary was over, in 2003, the 9th circuit told the U.S. District Court to re-do the case. The 9th circuit said that while it is obvious that the party can’t be force
New Hampshire secretary of State has had the sole authority to set the date of the Granite State's first-in-the-nation presidential primary — an early-in-the-year contest that has been the single most decisive event in determining who gets nomina
South Carolina is poised to hold its Republican presidential primary earlier than Feb. 2, 2008, likely in mid-January, a move that is expected to push New Hampshire and Iowa to follow suit. Such shifts could mean the first GOP nominating contest c
The first 2008 presidential votes may be moving into 2007 after all, making a race that has started earlier than ever even more intense. South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson will announce that he is moving its primary date ahead o
'The veneer of security has evaporated': Hackers given shot at California devices
Ron Paul's Presidential campaign continues to rule the roost in online polling. How much longer will it be before either the mainstream media provide the kind of coverage the campaign deserves or before darker forces emerge.
In Michigan, proxies for 3 leading Republican candidates are fighting a back room battle over the state's 2008 Republican primary. Mediating is state party chair Saul Anuzis, who negotiates between the Michigan Republicans and the presidential ca
After the wave of successes in 2004 voter registration drives by groups like ACORN, a half-dozen states passed severe laws that scared off voting activists -- and now the Senate is weighing in.
McCain went out of his way to stick his thumb in the eye of critics: he underscored the fact that suppressing inconvenient (to politicians) speech is exactly what he and his McCain-Feingold allies—Fred Thompson was an important one—had in mind.
(This is music to Ernie's ears) In July of 2004, the Bush adminstration requested a detailed analysis of what steps it should take to cancel the 2004 elections in the event of a terrorist attack ~ It is entirely legitimate to ask whether Chertof
William F. Buckley Jr. once said that he would rather be governed by the first 100 names in the Boston phone directory than by the entire faculty of Harvard University. Bryan Caplan must think that Mr. Buckley is a boob. "The Myth of the Ratio
A federal judge has ruled that a majority-black county in eastern Mississippi violated whites' voting rights in what prosecutors said is the first lawsuit to use the Voting Rights Act on behalf of whites.
...voters have really been presented with only two possibilities. One candidate pledges to moderately invade economic liberties and strongly invade civil ones, while the other candidate pledges the reverse.
Ireland's libertarian-leaning Progressive Democrats lost miserably in the country's parliamentary elections. The PD's lost 6 out of their 8 seats in the Dail leading to internal turmoil and the party's future is in doubt.
For six years, the Bush adminstration, aided by Justice Dept political appointees, has pursued an aggressive legal effort to restrict voter turnout in key battleground states in ways that favor Republican political candidates. The adminstration
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law yesterday a measure that would circumvent the Electoral College by awarding the state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide.
Vote or Die - 2008 presidential candidates are lavishing attention on a group that displays unbridled enthusiasm early in the campaign but tends to lose interest when the voting starts. (Duh, by election time the kids have figured it out)
The trickle of states moving their 2008 presidential primaries to Feb. 5 has turned into an avalanche, forcing all the presidential campaigns to reconsider their strategy as they gird for the prospect of a 20-state national primary day.
With California leading the stampede, states are rushing to get more clout in the 2008 White House race by moving their primaries to early February -- a shift that could aid front-runners with big names and big bank accounts.
So-called "independent groups" are now doing much of the advertising for political candidates, including placing low-brow attack ads. The problem is that no one seems to be able to stop these ads, not even the candidates themselves. It
Senator William Langer (R-ND) said small groups of “millionaire monopolists, international bankers, or crooks” were selecting the presidential nominees of both parties. In 1951, Congressman Usher Burdick (R-ND) said, “Both old parties want war and pr
A movement to essentially junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the nationwide popular vote is making some headway in states large and small — including, somewhat improbably, North Dakota.
But what if you believe that neither "winnable" candidate deserves power? Or that the whole game of majority-rule giving someone all the powers of the modern American state to wage war, arrest, tax, and regulate is inherently illegitimate?
Hugo Chavez landslide victory tops all in US history plus a second unreported Chavez landslide win.
Virtually no one seemed to be discussing something even more fundamental than the merits, or lack thereof, of various state propositions: Why do so many seem to believe that the idea of majority mob rule over the minority is morally acceptable?
Abetted by misguided or co-opted intellectuals, the rulers weave a cloak of legitimacy to disguise their theft and hence to ease their extraction of wealth from the rightful owners. (Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independ
... there are 2 reasons why he didn’t get many votes. ... it's difficult for candidates who aren’t Democrats and Republicans to win elections. The primary reason is that he is a Libertarian, which means ... he doesn’t promise free stuff to peop
Angered by the Iraq war and new violence in Gaza, some Arabs reacted harshly to the drubbing of President Bush's party, saying the Republicans paid for failed U.S. policies across the Middle East.
Valley trumpeter Jesse McGuire came to play patriotic songs for the students. Weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, McGuire said he visited Ground Zero. "I was able to play at Ground Zero because somebody went out and voted," [puke!]
Many of us close to the political process here in America already know the path that has been laid out for the Iraqi people, and where it leads. The Western World has a culture that legitimizes the most horrendous acts of their governments with the r