Julia Reiss: ‘John McAfee Bought Hookers, Weed, and Porn With Cryptocurrency, So “Hate Well,” Suckers’

Julia Reiss at complex.com (published Jan. 10):

Cyber security guru and certifiably eccentric computer ingenue John McAfee is back to his offbeat ways. Remember, it was only five years ago that police chased the 72-year-old through the jungles of Central America to question him about the death of his neighbor.… Read more ...

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates; Level the Playing Field v Federal Elections Commission Still Pending in U.S. District Court


Ballot Access News:

On February 20, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates, 17-916. The other presidential debates case, Level the Playing Field v Federal Elections Commission, is still pending in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. A decision on that case could come at any time.… Read more ...

LP.org: Senate reaches budget deal to clean out your wallet

LP.org Updated Feb. 14, 2018:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made a deal on Feb. 7 to prevent yet another government shutdown. If the rest of Congress votes for their new spending agreement, the American people will ultimately foot a much larger tax bill.

“In order to reach a ‘bipartisan’ deal, McConnell granted the Democrats their wish list and Schumer granted the Republicans their wish list,” said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark.… Read more ...

February 2018 Open Thread

Welcome to this month’s edition of the open thread, our place for off-topic conversations, news tips, suggestions, discussions of stories. February opens with Facebook banning all cryptocurrency advertising, the LNC pursuing an apparent de facto partnership with Facebook to censure libertarian speech on the social media platform, and a released outer party memo alleging inner party surveillance of key Ingsoc members.… Read more ...

Former six term democratic congresswomen and Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney now identifies as an anarchist

Former six term democratic congresswomen and Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney openly outed herself as an anarchist at the 2018 Anarchapulco conference held annually in Acapulco, Mexico. From a radio interview, McKinney credited an ongoing dialogue with [current LP presidential declared candidate]Adam Kokesh as well as an ideological re-evaluation facilitated by her current stint as Assistant Professor of Political Science at North South University, Bangladesh.… Read more ...

WV: Libertarian candidates running in city election

Charleston, WV:  “At least three Libertarian candidates plan to run for Charleston City Council in this year’s election,” the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on February 17.

“Jerry Tucker (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and Anthony Woods (Website, Facebook, and   Twitter) will run for at-large seats and Chris Kessell will run to represent Ward 8, according to Luke Brumfield, chairman of the Libertarian Party of West Virginia.… Read more ...

Montoni: Short Answers to the “Can You Win” Question

By Marc Montoni

Most of the many thousands of Libertarians who have run for office since 1972 (estimated to be in excess of 25,000) have faced the inevitable question from reporters (and voters as well, but especially reporters), “do you think you can win?”

The question itself reveals the intellectually lazy view of politics as a horse race. … Read more ...

Former Independent Prez Candidate Seeking Green Party Nod for Congress

by Peter B. Gemma

Lynn S. Kahn, who was an independent candidate for President in 2016 (she was on the ballot in Arkansas and Iowa and received some 5,700 votes nationwide), is seeking the Green Party nomination for New York’s 21st Congressional District. She will announce her candidacy at the Warren County Green Party meeting on Monday, February 12 and will have until April 8 to file 250 signatures on Green Party nomination petitions.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs interviews Michael Heise, founder of the LP Mises Caucus, 2/3/18, Parts 1 & 2

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Adam Kokesh released from jail (video)

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Andy Jacobs: Libertarians should elect a Sheriff and implement the “deputize ’em” plan

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Adam Kokesh arrested in Texas

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