Author Archives: Joseph Buchman

“NAP a hit” – Mary Ruwart “WOWs” ANP Conference

Architects of the New Paradigm conference speakers, Will Wilkinson, Dr. Mary Ruwart, and Foster Gamble.

But do Libertarian Party candidates talk about, or even understand the NAP anymore?

In an email received by IPR from the Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Series producer, Jordan Pease, Dr. Ruwart and her explication of the core paradigm of the Non-Aggression Principle was described as “a hit” of the conference.  … Read more ...

New (R) Oregon SOS Reaffirms Current Libertarian Party of Oregon Leadership

Dennis Michael Richardson, Oregon Secretary of State

DATELINE: SALEM OREGON – In a Press Release distributed earlier today, headlined “Oregon Secretary of State reaffirms existing Libertarian Party of Oregon leadership,” newly elected Oregon Secretary of State, Dennis Michael Richardson, announced he had “reaffirmed that control of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) is to remain in the hands of its current leadership.”  His full statement can be found HERE.… Read more ...

Dr. Mary Ruwart to be Featured Speaker at “Architects of the New Paradigm” Conference

 

Dr. Ruwart, author of Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism, former candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination and former member of the Libertarian National Committee will be a featured speaker at the Architects of the New Paradigm Conference in Ashland Oregon, 25 to 26 March 2017. She will be joined by self-described “radical voluntaryist” Foster Gamble, whose 2011 documentary THRIVE  (and subsequent movement) explicates a path toward a libertarian/voluntaryist utopian future for humanity.… Read more ...

FIELD REPORT – Johnson’s Latest Billboards: Choice, Ethics, Experience, Honesty, Peace, and Principles

This is a field report on the Gary Johnson billboard campaign in Utah.

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Late last night (5 November 2016) I parked by one of the electronic billboards just south of Salt Lake City Utah (the west side of I-15, just north of exit 284; near Thanksgiving Point) and photographed the following billboard images.  … Read more ...

November Liberty For America: 60 staff “consult” Johnson; December or January “surprise” suspected

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George Phillies has published his latest Liberty for America.

This issue is entirely devoted to an explication of the Johnson/Weld Presidential campaign finances “associated with their most recent disclosure, covering October 1-19, 2016.”

Liberty for America
November 1, 2016
Pre-election Issue

This issue is the last before the election.  It covers Presidential campaign finances associated with their most recent disclosure, covering October 1-19, 2016.… Read more ...

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Will Johnson/Weld Fall Below 4 Percent?

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With recent polls, including ABC News (3 percent), Real Clear Politics (4.6) and Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight (4.7) indicating/forecasting a below 5 percent national vote total for Johnson/Weld one week from today – the result of a fairly consistent drop of about 1/10th  of 1 percent daily for the past few weeks, and with that decline appearing likely to continue, or even increase in magnitude, IPR is opening the doors to the more psychic or reckless of our readers to put your predictions in public.… Read more ...

Robocalls in Utah: McMullin is an Open Borders, Closet Gay, Son of Lesbians (so) – Vote Trump

Apparently being delivered to about 193,000 telephones in Utah.

“Hello my name is William Johnson. I am a farmer and a White Nationalist. I make this call against Evan McMullin and in support of Donald Trump. Evan McMullin is an open-borders amnesty supporter.  Evan has two mommys. His mother is a lesbian married to another woman.  … Read more ...

McMullin: Howl-o-Ween “Dogs for McMullin” activity

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Received by IPR earlier today

“Come join Evan McMullin in Park City for a Dogs for McMullin Halloween activity!

“Park City (Utah) is home to the annual

Howl-O-Ween dog parade.

“Bring your four-legged friend dressed in an Evan McMullin shirt as we show our support for the only conservative candidate in the race. … Read more ...

Will Johnson Slide Below 5 Percent Nationally?

five-percent-gold-4317717Harry Eten a senior political writer and analyst for the website FiveThirtyEight.com published an article titled, “What Went Wrong For Gary Johnson?” earlier today.  The article explicates several reasons for Johnson’s consistent polling slide. (About .5 percent per week – from a high above 9 percent six weeks ago to a current 5.6 percent.)  Among those reasons – missing the CPD debates, policy-related gaffes, the traditional protest-vote pre-election fade, Sanders’ supporters following Sanders’ admonitions to vote for HRC, McMullin’s impact on voting behavior in Utah and other LDS (Mormon) communities, etc.… Read more ...

McMullin Canvassing Call Script/Flyer Released

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The following email from Brady Quinn, Utah Operations Director for McMullin for President was received by IPR earlier today.

“I wanted to tell you the response from Utah supporters willing to canvass and spread the word has been overwhelming. Thank you for being a part of this movement!

“Don’t worry about attending a canvassing training, or using the app.… Read more ...

THE WEEK: Anatomy of a faceplant: Inside the Libertarian Party’s abysmal 2016 campaign

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The headline says it all.  The full article is HERE.

Highlights include:

“Johnson seems likely to be remembered as a brief, embarrassing political oddity.”

“The LP’s big break has been marked by one avoidable gaffe after another, an abysmally embarrassing performance and an incomparable lost opportunity. . . . presenting (libertarianism) largely as centrism .… Read more ...

HBO’s Oliver: “Choose the Least of Four Evils”


After brief mentions of Jim Hedges of the Prohibition Party, Dan Vacek of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, and write-in Independent candidate Joe Exotic, HBO’s John Oliver offers a cutting explication of the positions articulated (and in Dr. Stein’s case, sung) by the Libertarian and Green Party candidates.  This includes memorable analysis such as:

“Come on Gary!… Read more ...