Category Archives: Independents

Ralph Nader: What are the Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For?

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last few election cycles, the Democratic Party has lost most state legislatures, governorships, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives and the White House. Republican control of the Senate is also leading to control of the US Supreme Court.… Read more ...

NC: Ballot Access, Top Two Only bills introduced


Ballot Access News
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On April 11, North Carolina Representatives Ken Goodman (D-Rockingham) and Pricey Harrison (D-Greensboro) introduced HB 737. It converts North Carolina elections for Congress and state office to a top-two system. The bill does not provide for “preference” or “prefers” to appear on the ballot. Nor does it say that the ballot should carry an explanation that party labels on the ballot do not mean that the party approves of any candidate with that party’s label.

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Ralph Nader: ‘The Savings and Stability of Public Banking’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

As a society obsessed by money, we pay a gigantic price for not educating high school and college students about money and banking. The ways of the giant global banks – both commercial and investment operations – are as mysterious as they are damaging to the people.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

I’ve always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions citizens at town meetings don’t ask public officials. It’s not that they do not know about or could not easily become informed enough about a given issue and ask substantive questions.… Read more ...

Illinois Libertarian candidates win federal lawsuit against law making it illegal for medical marijuana groups to contribute to candidates

From Ballot Access News via LP.org blog:

On March 24, U.S. District Court Judge John Z. Lee, an Obama appointee, struck down a 2013 Illinois campaign finance law that makes it illegal for any medical cannabis cultivation center or dispensary organization to make a campaign contribution to a candidate for state or local office.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘The Politics of Fun’

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

Phil Davison

Phil Davison

Back in 2010 I witnessed the future of politics. A little known councilman went before his local party and delivered the most passionate speech of this century thus far.  Though the speech concerned, of all things, the Stark County Treasurer’s office, it harkened back to the exciting and entertaining aspect of politics.  … Read more ...

Rocky De La Fuente Keeps His Georgia Ballot Access Case Alive

Ballot Access News:

On March 31, Rocky De La Fuente filed an amended complaint in his Georgia ballot access lawsuit, to cure certain problems with his original complaint. De La Fuente v Kemp, n.d., 1:16cv-2937. The case challenges the July 1 deadline for independent presidential candidates to submit their presidential elector candidates, and also Georgia’s failure to have any uniform standards for checking the validity of signatures from one county to the next.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Crash of Trumpcare Opens Door to Full Medicare for All’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

You can thank House Speaker Ryan and President Trump for pushing their cruel health insurance boondoggle. This debacle has created a big opening to put Single Payer or full Medicare for all prominently front and center. Single Payer means everybody in, nobody out, with free choice of physician and hospital.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Reason and Justice Address Realities’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the table—either consciously or because they are deemed inconvenient.… Read more ...

Rocky De La Fuente Announces Run as a Republican for Mayor of New York City

Rocky De La Fuente Announces Run as a Republican for Mayor of New York City

This New York Post story says Rocky De La Fuente has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Mayor of New York City. Thanks to Frank Morano for the link.

http://nypost.com/2017/03/22/millionaire-from-california-throwing-hat-into-mayoral-race/

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Ralph Nader: ‘“Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense.

He made many conflicting promises throughout his presidential campaign. He was going to be the “voice of the people.” He was going to make their safety and their job expansion his number one priority.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier than We Think’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org (excerpt):

Every action prompts a reaction. Members of Congress, who do not like to face real people in real auditoriums, between elections, are responding by refusing to meet with those they represent or insisting on telephone “town meetings”. Well, the response by the voters should be to announce their own town meetings with their own demands and reforms, at a publically convenient location.… Read more ...