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About paulie

Paulie at Next Free Voice, on Facebook, (205)534-1622 cell, Biographical information and Q & A

Thanks to IPR readers for 300,000 comments

Thank you to IPR readers for 300,000 approved comments on over 17,000 posts since May 20, 2008. Comment #300k is here. Although the pace has slowed down somewhat recently, we are hoping to make IPR great again. If you are lurking please don’t hesitate to jump in, and if you are interested in joining our all-volunteer writing/posting team please let us know.… Read more ...

February 2017 Open Thread


Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Green Party condemns the “Trump Wall of Shame” and other racist executive orders targeting immigrants


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States strongly condemned President Trump’s executive orders, announced on Wednesday, imposing severe immigration restrictions, expanding the criminalization and deportation of undocumented immigrants, and authorizing construction of a massive border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Greens urged all Americans to reject the “Trump Wall of Shame” and to stand up for the basic rights of documented and undocumented immigrants, racial justice, protected legal status and amnesty for the undocumented, and hospitality for refugees.… Read more ...

Twenty-four Presidential Candidates Received At Least 1,000 Votes in November 2016

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Twenty-four individuals who were actually running for president in November 2016 received at least 1,000 recorded votes. This does not include individuals who were not running for president in November, such as Bernie Sanders, but who nevertheless received hundreds of thousands of write-in votes, most of which were not counted or reported.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Border Adjustment Tax is a tax on you

Darryl W. Perry at FPP.CC:

During the 2016 Presidential election cycle, Donald Trump repeatedly said that he was going to build a wall on the US border with Mexico and that Mexico is going to pay for it. Trump and company are now saying that American taxpayers will front the cost, but “Mexico in some form and there are many different forms… will reimburse us for the cost of the wall.… Read more ...

LP to GOP lawmakers: End Obamacare’s individual mandate NOW press release, January 19:

If the GOP is to actually keep its promise to repeal Obamacare, it needs to immediately end the law’s mandate to buy medical insurance, and immediately end any associated tax penalties.

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan proposes voting for repeal today but not ending the mandate for three years, conveniently after the next election for U.S.… Read more ...

LNC Vice Chair: Not protesting Trump – yet

Commentary from Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair of the LNC (posted at, January 20):

This Saturday, I will not be attending the protest march on Washington, although I live only a few minutes away from that location.

This march suggests that Donald J. Trump’s inappropriateness is somehow worse than the government abuses under Barack Obama and George W.… Read more ... ‘Bullies in Ohio’

Dear Libertarian,

In Ohio, election law is the rule of the land and applied equally to all….except Libertarians.

Let me tell you more…

Last Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected our lawsuit over the Secretary of State’s improper decision to prevent our ballot access. The Secretary of State had ruled that the vote totals received by our Presidential nominee didn’t count towards our ballot access.… Read more ...

Meet the LNC: Caryn Ann Harlos, Region 1 Rep

Start of a series on LNC members being posted on the national party’s facebook page.

Meet the LNC!

Behind the scenes, the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) manages the funds, property and affairs of the Libertarian Party. Comprised of representatives elected at the Libertarian National Convention, these dedicated representatives make important decisions regarding LP business at LNC meetings.… Read more ...

Libertarian in special election for VA House of Delegates

Posted by Carla Howell at

John W. Barclay was nominated by the Libertarian Party this week to run for House of Delegates in a February 7 special election for Virginia’s 71st District, which includes downtown Richmond.

Barclay is in a three-way race against Democratic nominee Jeff Bourne and Regie Ford, a Democrat running as an independent.… Read more ...

LP warns: Cut Sessions short

The Libertarian Party warns U.S. senators to quickly reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of attorney general.

“Jeff Sessions is preposterously unfit for the highest law-enforcement position in the land,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “For one, he’s an unyielding Drug Warrior in a war that the U.S.… Read more ... ‘Ballot Access Battle Ground’


Posted at

Dear Libertarian,

We have so much going on in the Libertarian Party that many of our members are not aware of. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to help change that. I want share with you more of the critical work we are doing on your behalf…work is critical to setting the stage for future elections and future successes.… Read more ...