Feb 08 2013

Ralph Nader: Generalissima Clinton Expanding the Empire

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

Hillary Clinton has completed her four-year tenure as Secretary of State to the accolades of both Democratic and Republican Congressional champions of the budget-busting “military-industrial complex,” that President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address. Behind the public relations sheen, the photo-opportunities with groups of poor people in the developing world, an ever more militarized State Department operated under Clinton’s leadership. Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

LP candidate Dan Fishman announces bid to fill John Kerry’s open Senate seat in Mass.

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Libertarian candidate Dan Fishman has announced his candidacy to fill the recently vacated seat of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who was recently appointed as secretary of state. LP candidates have historically netted some of the party’s highest vote totals in races for an open seat, where no competitor possesses the inherent advantages of incumbency.

Fishman, a software engineer, was one of the 2012 LP candidates who won more votes than the Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

Black History Month: Where are all the Black libertarians?

Source: Examiner.com (via Independent Political Report)

For years people have been asking, “Where are all the female libertarians?”

The Libertarian News Examiner has been answering that question since 2008, most recently in ‘Voluntaryist vixens’ video interview invites visitors.

Now, especially since February is Black History Month, it’s time to ask “Where are all the Black libertarians?” Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

Why Most Women Don’t Want to be Libertarians (Yet)

Source: Independent Political Report

I found this article on Facebook, and thought the readers here might be interested in yet another discussion of women (or the lack thereof) in the libertarian movement. The most recent discussion of this topic can be found in this IPR article.

January 29, 2013

by Andrea Castillo

My elusive demographic, the young libertarian female, has been the subject of considerable attention Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

Nicholas Sarwark: Not Being Drone Murdered is an Individual Right

Source: Independent Political Report

We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.

– Statement of Principles, Libertarian Party

That line, especially the bit about the “cult of the omnipotent state,” has been the subject of many internal battles within the party at conventions. There is a group within the party and the broader Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

Former Attorney for Americans Elect Declares for Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts Special Election

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 7, Massachusetts state representative Dan Winslow declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, in the 2013 special election. Winslow was chief attorney for Americans Elect during the period when it was working to get on state ballots, during 2010, 2011, and the first five months of 2012. See this article, which does not mention Winslow’s work for Americans Elect, but which focuses on the fact that he was once chief counsel to Mitt Romney. Read more »

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Feb 08 2013

Illinois Bill to Reduce Number of Signatures for Independent Candidates, but Make Deadline Earlier

Source: Ballot Access News

Illinois Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) has introduced HB 1269, which substantially lowers the number of signatures needed for independent candidates. However, it makes the petition deadline earlier, and requires a shorter petitioning period.

Currently independent candidates for statewide office need 25,000 valid signatures, due in late June. The petition must be completed in the 90 days prior to the deadline. Independent candidates for district Read more »

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