Monthly Archives: January 2009

Steve Kubby: ‘Change, what change?’

Emailed to by Steve Kubby and posted at Steve Kubby was the 2008 and 2000 runner up for the Libertarian Party VP nomination, the 1998 California Libertarian Party candidate for Governor, and a candidate for the 2008 Libertarian Presidential nomination. Posted to IPR by Paulie. Disclosure: I worked on Kubby’s 2008 Presidential nomination campaign.Read more ...

Green Party candidate Alan Augustson to ‘crash’ Democratic Party forum

Emailed to by the candidate. Posted to IPR by Paulie.

Alan Augustson
Green Party Candidate
U.S. House of Representatives
Fifth District of Illinois

The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precincts Association
will be holding a Candidates’ Forum on Sunday, February 1st, at DePaul
University. Candidates vying to fill Rahm Emanuel’s seat in the House
will have opportunities to make statements and receive questions from
the public.… Read more ...

Judge Jim Gray’s most recent reditorial

In honor of Judge Jim Gray’s recent retirement, I checked to see if anything else concerning Judge Gray had been in the news recently. I discovered that we had somehow missed a recent editorial on January 3rd. Usually, I would consider this a loss and move on–but it is particularly interesting for two reasons.… Read more ...

Travis County Libertarian Party Gets Press in Opposition to Smoking Ban

Arthur DiBianca, whom I believe is a reader of IPR, was cited in the International Herald Tribune as being part of a group that was holding a rally in opposition to anti-smoking bills in the Texas legislature.

The bill has met resistance from civil libertarians and some restaurant and bar owners who worry their business will suffer.

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Libertarian Party congratulates Judge Jim Gray on retirement

Press release at, posted to IPR by Paulie.

Respected Libertarian Superior Court Judge steps down after 25 year career

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s third-largest party congratulates Libertarian Judge Jim Gray on his retirement from the California Superior Court, Libertarian National Committee Chairman William Redpath announced Thursday.

“Libertarians thank Judge Jim Gray for his decades of public service,” said Redpath.… Read more ...

President Obama can either work to enact health care for all Americans or he can support insurance and HMO industry profits, say Greens


For Immediate Release:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,

Mandates and other market-based plans will not solve the health care crisis; Single-Payer (Medicare For All) makes health care a right for all Americans

Obama’s plan for national computerization of medical records can only guarantee patients’ privacy and security under Single-Payer

Green Party Speakers Bureau list of party activists available to speak on health care:

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama has a choice — he can either work for universal health care or he can satisfy the demands of insurance industry lobbies for continued private profit, said Green Party leaders today.… Read more ...

Alabama Libertarians: prospective candidates, upcoming coalition meetings, business plan progress

Original IPR article by Paulie. Disclosure: I am a member of the executive committee of the Libertarian Party of Alabama, and actively involved with many of the coalition groups. For background, see my previous report on what we are doing in Alabama.

The Libertarian Party of Alabama executive committee and guests heard this past Saturday from several candidates seeking our nomination.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News roundup

Original blog posts in Ballot Access News by Richard Winger. Posted to IPR by Paulie.

Montana Bills for Registration by Party are Tabled

Two Montana bills to institute registration by party have been tabled. HB 248, by Rep. Ken Peterson (R-Billings) would have set up closed primaries, but it was tabled on January 28.

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Thomas Sipos: On Angela Keaton and Ron Paul

Posted by Thomas Sipos in Libertarian Peacenik blog and in California Freedom, the monthly newsletter of the California Libertarian Party. Reposted to IPR by Paulie. Aaron Starr has said that he finds the photoshop image reproduced below to be offensive, not funny.

My editorial in the January 2009 issue of California Freedom, which subscribers should have received by now:

Some of our best libertarians — our most principled and productive libertarians — are outside the party.… Read more ...

Cynthia McKinney: President Obama, let Leonard Peltier live

By Cynthia McKinney. Posted at On The Wilder Side and Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie. Cynthia McKinney was the 2008 Presidential nominee of the US Green Party, and Leonard Peltier was the 2004 Presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party.

Today, I sent this message to the President:

“Mr.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: ‘Dim Bulb’ or silly goose?

Posted by Donny Ferguson at Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

If your carry-on bag is sitting on the bottom of the Hudson River right now, The Washington Examiner suggests New York senator Chuck Schumer may be partially to blame.

In its daily "Dim Bulb" feature, the Examiner takes Schumer to task for a 2004 earmark that may have gone unnoticed were it not for last week’s "water landing" of a U.S.… Read more ...

Nichols: Capital ‘G’ Green Party Mayor for Racine possible

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

John Nichols writing for the Capital Times plugs Pete Karas’ “Capital G” Green campaign for Mayor of Racine, noting that Karas has a very good shot to win:

Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker was an active Democrat, and Racine has a history of electing Democrats (often with labor ties) to the top job in this city of 81,000.

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