Category Archives: Independents

Robert Stark interviews Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan-Istvan-Transhumanist-party-shirtRobert Stark and co-host Rabbit talk to Zoltan Istvan. Zoltan is a trans-humanist and futurist writer, philosopher, and journalist. He has written for Vice, Newsweek the Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and was a reporter for the National Geographic Channel, and is the author of The Transhumanist Wager.

Visit his official campaign site Zoltan Istvan for US President 2016

Topics include:

Why Zoltan is running primarily to raise awareness about Trans-humanism

The importance of investing in science and technology

Addressing the ethical reservations about Trans-humanism and whether it could lead to dangerous outcomes

The Trans-humanist goal of life extension

The Trans-humanist goal to eliminate human flaws and whether that could lead to a boring existence

Trans-humanist breackthroughs in healthcare

How to make Trans-humanism affordable and accessible to the public

Psychologist Timothy Leary as a precursor to Trans-humanism and his work to expand human consciousness

Zoltan’s support for a basic income, how it will become necessary due to automation, and how to implement it

The ideological divides within the Trans-humanist movement and how Zoltan considers himself fairly Centrist

The Transhumanist Bill of Rights

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An Independent Challenger is Still Likely

After the tepid reaction to the David French trial balloon and the failure of the NeverTrump forces to attract a “big name” candidate, their focus seemed to shift to stopping presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at the Convention with a delegate coup, so to speak. According to this article at The Federalist, however, there are still active plans to field an independent challenger spearheaded by an organization called Better for America.… Read more ...

Mayor of Charleston, WV leaves GOP, will vote for Gary Johnson

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Danny Jones, the four-term Mayor of the West Virginia’s capital and largest city, has renounced his 45-year membership in the Republican Party and switched his voter registration to “unaffiliated.”

Jones also announced that he had previously decided to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee.… Read more ...

Politico:”David French says he’s not running for president”

Anti-Trump conservatives didn’t get their candidate.

David French tweeted Sunday night “after much thought and prayer” he will not be running for president.

French, a writer for the National Review, was courted by members of the Never Trump crowd to mount an independent bid for president, giving Republicans an alternative to Donald Trump.Read more ...

Bill Kristol Tweets There Will be an Independent Challenger to Trump and Hillary

As many of you may know, Bill Kristol and several other prominent “mainstream” conservatives have been searching for a movement conservative approved candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election, an effort they are calling the Renegade Party. Heretofore, they have struggled to find a willing candidate.… Read more ...

Daily Kos Issues Call For Unity Among Democrats By Banning Talk Of Third Party Candidates

Blogger with a Kos. The Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. (AP Photo/J. Kamp)

Blogger with a Kos. The Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. (AP Photo/J. Kamp)

By MintPress News Desk
May 27, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — In yet another sign of the divisive nature of the 2016 race to the White House, in which both parties are struggling to unite behind their presumptive nominees, a popular liberal website wants to cut down on attacks on Hillary Clinton by Bernie Sanders supporters.… Read more ...

Yes, We Have Lost a Few Articles


It’s not your imagination: some current articles have disappeared. Our owner migrated to a new server, and several articles were lost. I do not know yet if they have been lost for good.

William Saturn has reposted his poll results to his site: Saturn’s Repository. I will repost the interviews with 6 of the vice-presidential candidates this evening.… Read more ...

IPR turns 8 years old


IPR’s old logo

IPR was launched exactly 8 years ago, on May 20th, 2008. From the 7th year anniversary article:

After a 36-hour period of nonstop work by Jason “GE” Seagraves, IPR went live six years ago today with our first post, on May 20, 2008. Our predecessor site, Third Party Watch, operated between May 2005 and May 2008 before being purchased by Richard Viguerie right before the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2008, which led to the creation of IPR and Green Party Watch.

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Constitution Party’s J.R. Myers Talks About Continuing His Presidential Campaign, Possible Russian Invasion

J.R. Myers

J.R. Myers

From Cody Quirk at American Third Party Report:

Posted by Judy

John Richard (J.R.) Myers lives in Alaska and works as a behavioral health professional. He’s on the ballot as a candidate for the American Independent Party in the California June 7th primary and as a write-in for the Independent Party of Oregon for President of the United States.… Read more ...

James Ogle Sponsoring California U.S. Senate Debate, Independents and Alternative Party Candidates to Debate Duopoly Rivals

James Ogle alongside Joy Waymire in 2012

James Ogle alongside Joy Waymire in 2012

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

James Ogle is sponsoring a U.S. Senate California debate on May 15 in Monterey. So far, 16 of the 34 candidates who are on the June 7, 2016 ballot have said they will attend.

Seven Democrats are running and these three say they will attend: Herbert Peters, Emory Rodgers, and Steve Stokes.… Read more ...

Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site: ‘Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution”’

Socialist Alternative
The following is from Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site.  Please note that the WSWS is affiliated with the Socialist Equality Party, which is fielding its own presidential ticket instead of supporting Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders is shifting into the next phase of his mission on behalf of the American ruling elite, seeking to corral the millions of youth and workers who responded to his campaign and direct them behind the war criminal and Wall Street stooge Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...