Libertarian Party

‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

<b>PRAIRIE FIRES</b> <b><br>The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder</b><br>By Caroline Fraser<br>Illustrated. 625 pp. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt. $35.<p>Stretched past its capacity by the tumultuous migrations and movements of the 19th century, that orderly term “westward expansion” is ready for a break. Rather than …

Books

MILLER: A big Illinois union looking for payback jumps into GOP primary

Operating Engineers Union Local 150 is making good on its threat to back a Republican primary opponent against House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.<p>The …

Bruce Rauner

More on libertarian skepticism about democracy – a rejoinder to Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson of the Niskanen Center has posted an insightful response to my critique of his essay blaming libertarian skepticism of democracy for many of the flaws of the present-day Republican right (and, by extension, American politics generally). In my earlier post, I argued that Wilkinson was …

Fascism

Kochs key among small group quietly funding legal assault on campaign finance regulation

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are well-known for pumping tens of millions of dollars into so-called “dark money” nonprofits — …

Journalism

Libertarian Party Wins More Than a Dozen Elections Across the Nation

The Libertarian Party participated in elections in 12 states yesterday: Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North …

Elections

Mayor De Blasio To Thank Voters After Winning Second Term

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio will be at the Borough Hall subway station Wednesday morning thanking voters after winning …

Bill de Blasio

Does Labor Have a Death Wish?

A year ago, many union members broke with their leaders and voted for Donald Trump. He’s done almost nothing to repay them.<p>One year after an election it would like to forget, organized labor is taking it on the chin from a president who won more union households than any other Republican during the …

Politics

You don’t need a smart assistant

In the future, artificial intelligence and machine learning will allow us to be happy. We’ll have everything we need before we need it, and all of …

Google Home

Tomorrow, New Jersey elects a new governor. What do candidates say about cannabis legalization?

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 12:30 pm • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 12:40 pm<p>New Jersey voters on Tuesday will pick a successor between Democrat Phil Murphy, …

Cannabis

Mexican Attorney General's Short Tenure Criticized for ‘Constant Impunity’

“Files”. Photo from Pixabay used under the licence of Creative Commons CC0.Raúl Cervantes Andrade‘s sudden resignation from his position as head of …

Liberal View

Man Who Once Hijacked Airplane Tells WJ Why He's Running for Mayor of NYC

The campaign to become New York City’s next mayor ends in less than a week, and there likely won’t be any major surprises.<p>Incumbent Mayor Bill de …

Conservative View

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 11.1.17

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* With six days remaining before Virginia’s gubernatorial race, the final</i> …

Elections

All Local Politics Are Stupid (In Part Because They're National)

When I first started covering politics three decades ago, one of the go-to campaign slogans you'd see on protest banners and bumper stickers was …

Green Party

It’s come to this: Activist group’s Virginia ad shows Republican trying to run down minority children

That’s what the mystery man is trying to do here, right? Run them down. Murder in cold blood. Either that or kidnap them so that he can bring them …

Conservative View

Mueller's initial revelations singe, not burn

<i>On the roster: Mueller’s initial revelations singe, not burn - Kelly: ‘Let the legal justice system work’ - Bipartisan blowback for Facebook, Twitter - GOP may phase in tax cuts over five years - Boss blanches at bathroom bobcat</i> <b><br>MUELLER’S INITIAL REVELATIONS SINGE, NOT BURN</b> <br>Washington is still …

U.S. Politics

The return of Bill Weld in 2020? ‘Who knows?’ he says.

Former governor Bill Weld, who ran last year as the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee, will address an international libertarian …

Boston

How a Missouri Senate candidate went from anti-Trump libertarian to MAGA Republican

• <b>Austin Petersen is running for Senate in Missouri on the Republican ticket.</b>• <b><br>He was formerly a Libertarian presidential candidate in 2016.</b>• <b><br>The incumbent is Sen. Claire McCaskill, a moderate Democrat.</b><p>The Republican Party is the way forward for Austin Petersen, a longtime Libertarian now running for the …

Elections

BREAKING: Trump Insider Roger Stone Banned from Twitter After This Insane Mueller Indictment Meltdown

<i>Roger Stone talks to reporters outside a courtroom in New York, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Stone, a longtime political provocateur and adviser to</i> …

Donald Trump

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill 'Probably the Most Beatable Democrat' in 2018, GOP Rival Says

Citing a survey conducted earlier this month, The Kansas City Star reported Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was trailing Republican rival Josh …

Elections

NYC Mayoral Candidate Has Charge of Attempted Plane Hijacking on Record

A man with an unusual past is running for mayor of New York City.<p>At first glance, Aaron Commey is your average third-party candidate running for …

Conservative View

The Stock Market Could Crash 50%, Says Former Congressman Ron Paul

Ron Paul sees a lot of pain in store for Wall Street.<p>The former congressman, and now a chief ambassador to Goldco, said he expects as much as a 50% …

Banking

Gary Johnson is back, and he’s never running for office again

“I thought there was no chance that Trump could win,” said Gary Johnson. “This could be the end of the republic as we know it.”<p>It was Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) had announced that he would reject the politics of President Trump by retiring. Johnson, the …

Elections

Virginia Candidate Did Jail Time For Threatening To Kill President, Is Pro-Child Pornography

Once upon a time, a governor elected by the people for the people decided that anyone who had ever committed a felony — like murder and rape and, …

Conservative View

Las Vegas shines as a model for solar power

Long known for its extravagance, Vegas is quickly becoming a paragon of conservation, thanks to an upswing in solar energy.<p>October 27, 2017 Las …

Renewable Energy

New York City Mayoral Candidate Tried To Hijack A Flight

New York mayoral candidate Aaron Commey decided to hijack an airplane 17 years ago because he was convinced he had to take down an imaginative group …

News (U.S.)

He hijacked a plane 17 years ago, and now he's running for NYC mayor

On the Election Day ballot next month, New Yorkers will get the normal choices: the Democratic incumbent, his Republican challenger, an insurgent or …

Legal pot is the new gay marriage

American public opinion has been gradually shifting on the question of legalizing marijuana. In the last couple of years, the proportion of the …

U.S. Politics

A libertarian's case for single-payer health care

I am a lifelong believer and supporter of the Libertarian Party. My beliefs were strongly reinforced by book written in the late 1970s called …

Health Care

Attorney general backs LA college student's free speech suit

<i>Attorney General Jeff Sessions.; Credit: Susan Walsh/AP</i>Adolfo Guzman-LopezU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is throwing his weight behind a Los …

Southern California

Getting the State Out of Marriage

We recently got married. Well, technically, we got married twice.One fine day this spring, we put on nice clothes and publicly performed the rites …

Equality