Author Archives: Joseph Buchman

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark, Replaces Sen. Mike Lee on FreedomFest Panel: “The Two Old Parties Don’t Mean What They Lie About Any More.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

LNC Chair Sarwark looking prepared for next year’s FreedomFest theme THE WILD WEST.

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark replaced US Senator Mike Lee on 2018’s FreedomFest panel “Danger Zones: How America Is on the Brink of Losing Its Soul Through Its Foreign Policy,” Las Vegas Nevada, 14 July 2018.… Read more ...

Green Party Annual Meeting Highlights – Stein Blames Neo-Liberals; US House Socialist Candidate Cheered

Dr. Jill Stein gives opening night keynote to Green Party Annual Meeting, Friday, 20 July 2018. Post Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Photo by Joe Buchman.

2012 and 2016 Green Party Candidate Dr. Jill Stein gave the opening keynote at the Annual Meeting of the Green Party of the United States held on the campus of the University of Utah July 20 to 22. … Read more ...

Judd Weiss Deconstructs Influence of Burning Man on 2016 McAfee Campaign

Former candidate for the 2016 Libertarian vice-presidential nomination Judd Weiss appeared on a 2018 FreedomFest panel titled, ”Burning Man and Libertarianism.” He was joined by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax reform; Rebecca Gasca, Burning Man Ambassador; and Avens O’Brien, Chapter Leader of Ladies of Liberty Alliance.

A partial transcript of his comments follows.… Read more ...

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark at FreedomFest


FreedomFest is “an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank with over 200 different speakers, over 125 general sessions, debates, panels, lectures and other presentations.”

Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark appeared on the panel, “The Libertarian Outlook Here and Abroad,” Wednesday 11 July 2018 with Li Schooland and Thomas D.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee Meets Prior to New Orleans Convention


Photo by Joe Buchman

(NEW ORLEANS) The pre-Convention meeting of the Libertarian National Committee was called to order at 4:08pm with five minutes for public comment.  2016 Vice-Presidential nominee, Governor Bill Weld was present (shown seated in the far center of the photo, in the gallery along the back wall), but did not make any public comments prior to leaving partway through the meeting).  … Read more ...

Libertarian State Leadership Alliance Elects New Officers

Photo by Joe Buchman

NEW ORLEANS – At a meeting held earlier tonight during the Libertarian National Convention, the members of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance elected the following officers for a two-year term:

(Left to right in the above photo)

Vice Chair, Pat Ford
Secretary, Emily S. Goldberg
Chair, Erin Adams
Treasurer, David Demarest
George Phillies, (past Chair)

The position of LSLA Political Facilitator remains vacant, and is expected to be filled by the new board in the upcoming weeks.… Read more ...

LNC Hewitt in Top Two for November Election

Calimesa City Council meeting, Monday 4 June 2018. Photo by Joe Buchman

Libertarian National Committee Member, Mayor of Calimesa, CA, and current candidate for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Jeff Hewitt, will, following a “jungle” primary election held last Tuesday (June 5th) advance to the general election as one of the “top two” candidates this fall.… Read more ...

(R) Kasich and (D) Hickenlooper: 2020 “Unity Ticket”?

In an ABC television interview on the program THIS WEEK Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper, Republican of Ohio and Democrat of Colorado respectively, declared the apparent imminent end of the dominance of the two-old, two party system in the US.

Kasich told ABC TV’s White House Chief Correspondent Jonathan Karl,

“I don’t think either party is answering people’s deepest concerns and needs .… Read more ...

I AM GARY JOHNSON documentary; NOT in the Sundance Film Festival

 A BUZZFEED article by Robert Jardin titled, “Documentary I Am Gary Johnson Gets First-Look During 2018 Sundance Festival” claims that –

“This year’s Festival showcase (sic) 110 independent films from 29 countries and roughly 25 First-Look Premier Trailers scattered among venues up and down Park City’s busy Main Street proper. … Read more ...

Ghoul Roger Stone to Appear as “Head Ghoul” at Utah LP Halloween Event

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party of Utah; in honor of its first chair, tax protester (and one of the several key national party co-founders) Karl Bray and in ghoulish alignment with this year’s union of Halloween and Utah’s Special Election (Nov 7) the Utah LP announces:

A Dark Night of Political Horror with THE “Dark Knight” of Political Horror, Roger Stone

to be held at the Peace Coliseum, Nucleus Room, Saturday October 28 from 5 to 9.… Read more ...

2017 Special Election Libertarian Candidate in Debate with Three Rs, and one AIP Candidate


Attorney Tanner Ainge, Provo Mayor John Curtis, Libertarian Joe Buchman, State Rep. Chris Herrod. (AIP candidate Jason Christensen was off the far right edge of this screen capture from KUTV. Democratic candidate Dr. Kathie Allen declined the invitation. Unaffiliated and write-in candidates were not invited.)

While the Americans For Prosperity (AFP) hosted debate for the Third District US House election to be held 07 November 2017 in Utah was initially billed as a primary debate for the three Republicans who will face off on 15 August, subsequent news coverage indicated the Democratic candidate, Dr.… Read more ...

Austin Petersen Dumps LP, Runs as a Republican

In an editorial titled “Why I’m running as a Republican for U.S. Senate” published earlier today by the Kansas City Star, former Libertarian POTUS candidate (not the nominee) explains his decision as follows:

“Although I ran for president in 2016 as a Libertarian, I intend to make this run for the Senate as a Republican.… Read more ...