An alternative history of America after 1992
The self-described "a-hole" defends his abrasive brand of in-your-face anarchism.
When voters see what the actual options are, their interest in political competition plummets.
The first semi-declared 2020 GOP challenger comes out blazing against the president while trying to wriggle off the hook about his recent Libertarian past.
Bill Weld Is Prepping To Be the First—and Most Improbable—Primary Challenger to Donald Trump (Updated)
Pro-choice, Obama-supporting "Libertarian for life" will take a "substantial" move Friday toward competing for the Republican presidential nomination.
Billionaire seeks ballot access, political party seeks cash, both hate the national debt...but Schultz is far more interventionist at home and abroad than, say, Bill Weld.
"As far as we're concerned he's a Libertarian and he can't flip-flop back and forth for political expediency," says New Hampshire GOP chair.
The Libertarian Party State of the Union: 'Americans deserve better' than 'Republicans and Democrats careen[ing] toward socialism and fascism'
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt delivers the L.P.'s prebuttal to tonight's SOTU, while the L.A. Times asks whether Hewitt can "make a fringe party mainstream."
The Starbucks magnate is rich and early enough to buy his way onto ballots, but it's hard for a relative unknown to beat the third-party boomerang effect in a time of centrism-hating polarization.
Plus: Another way the E.U. "right to be forgotten" is risky, and Baltimore cuts back on pot prohibition
"That's me!" jokes Bill Weld, while calling Amash a "hero" and encouraging the congressman to run.
Given only two candidates from the same party, millions just don't choose at all.
Running a campaign that stressed small-government values over the Libertarian Party label, the incumbent was still unable to prevail.
Libertarian Bethany Baldes Gets Within 60 Votes of Victory in Wyoming State House Race Against Incumbent GOP Majority Leader
Digging in on one winnable small-total race comes very close to paying off for Libertarian strategist Apollo Pazell.
"Fishman would bring a sorely needed independent streak to the office," the paper editorializes.
Weird new wrinkle for the purported "spoiler" in a toss-up race
Measure 1 would introduce "approval voting" to the city, meaning voters wouldn't have to abandon independent and third-party choices.
The New York Prohibition Party has re-emerged to oppose Cuomo's subsidies for brewers and distillers. They're right to be upset, even if they have a misguided solution.
Republicans and Democrats hate each other. They love their own power even more.
To which many Libertarian Party enthusiasts might respond, So you're saying there's a chance?
Nicholas Sarwark, who's also running for mayor of Phoenix, explains how Democrats and Republicans write their own rules when it comes to political competition.
Or is the L.P. our best bet for making a difference?
The libertarian Republican explains why New Mexico's voting change is "primarily a scheme to unfairly benefit the major party establishments."
Proposed "independent commissions" would each include four Republicans, four Democrats, and four people not affiliated with any political party.
Ron Paul–Backed Libertarian Senate Candidate Murray Sabrin Not Getting Polled Despite Running Against Robert Menendez
What does it take for a strong third-party candidate to get polled against a scandal-plagued incumbent? His own money, turns out.
The "libertarianish" Republican becomes first major GOP figure to bypass his own party and back the Libertarian challenger to New Mexico's Democratic incumbent.
"The Party of Lincoln is going to become the party of pissed off 55-plus white guys with GEDs," warns Republican strategist Rick Wilson, author of Everything Trump Touches Dies. Also: "There's a giant market opportunity for the Libertarian Party."
More New Mexico Republicans favor the Libertarian than their own candidate for U.S. Senate.
No, the Green Party didn't "spoil" the Democrats' chance at a seat.
Toss-Up Senate Races Abandoned by Koch Network Feature Unusually Strong Libertarian Party Contenders
Neck-and-neck races in Indiana and Nevada could determine the balance of the Senate. Both feature Libertarians who have previously cracked 5% yet aren't being polled.
Aubrey Dunn, the highest-ranking Libertarian elected official in the country, drops out of the New Mexico Senate race to make way for a two-time governor/presidential candidate who five months ago said he was "done with elected political office."
Libertarian Party Adopts New Sex Work Plank, Becomes Only Notable U.S. Party to Endorse Prostitution Decriminalization
The LP's move comes the same week the Green Party explicitly rejected a platform that protects sex worker rights.
The 2016 V.P. candidate is issuing endorsements, raising money, talking about what the party needs to win the White House, and tacking in a more Libertarian direction. But will he take the plunge?
Libertarian Party Vice Chair Jokes About Shooting Up a School Board; Party's National Committee Declines to Suspend Him
Party officials split on how to deal with a member's radical rhetoric.
Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory this morning, but he leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 500 votes. Libertarian Drew Miller got more than 1,300.
Friday A/V Club: Before there was Arthur Jones, there was Mark Fairchild.
Neither Laura Ebke nor her cinema-loving constituents seem very scared.
White men and black women were the most likely to endorse America moving beyond the Dem-GOP binary.
The two-party system isn't responsive to consumer (voter) needs.
But registered voters, total donations to the Party remain strong even in the face of historically large loss of members for post-presidential election year.
Johnson's lawyer vows to fight on with the case, claiming today's decision does not properly address their complaints.
Constitutional concerns with voter-approved changes that benefit third-party candidates
No sign of third-party regrets