Category Archives: Third parties, general

William Saturn: ‘The New PC Culture’

William Saturn is a citizen journalist who frequently covers alternative parties and independent candidates and an IPR author/editor. Original article at Saturn’s Repository:

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Donald Trump’s election as President was, in part, a reaction to PC culture; a culture which regards the utterance of certain speech as worse than the offense of violent crimes.… Read more ...

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 ...

The Freenauts Release a Song and Video Called “Third Party Girl”

Here is the link to the article which features the above video: EastOrlandoPost 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 ...

US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US

Antiwar.com blog by way of LP.org:

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged ‘election hacking’ by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American. This is a common enough accusation, but when set out in a multi-page report format, a lot of the charges fall remarkable short.… Read more ...

Travis Irvine: Biggest Political Winners and Losers of 2016

Travis Irvine at Huffpo:

As the wildest political year in recent memory comes to an end, it’s time for politicos across the spectrum to take stock of what worked and what didn’t in our modern political era. What victories should be hailed and what mistakes should be avoided in the future?

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Third Party Article at Reason

This article on the obstacles to success for third parties was posted recently at Reason.com. The article is by Matt Welch.

The unprecedentedly bizarre presidential election we have just survived taught us many unpleasant lessons. Among the most startling was the extent to which, even in a year dominated by voter revulsion at the two leading candidates, the two-party mindset nonetheless continued to maintain a powerful magnetic pull on the actions and reactions of so many people.

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Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part Three – Where to Now

by Peter B. Gemma

 

In the December 8th edition of The Hill, under the headline “After 2016 drubbing, what’s next for third parties,” author and journalist Dan Arel writes: “Endless analysis has been written about how Trump beat his primary rival Hillary Clinton, and for a short time everyone wanted to blame Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.… Read more ...

Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part Two – What Went Wrong

by Peter B. Gemma

 sss-1-500x250“We simply got off to a late start and didn’t have enough time or manpower to get it done for 2016.  We now know the nuances in each state, however, so we are prepared moving forward.”

That’s the post election assessment of the American Solidarity Party presidential nominee Mike Maturen.… Read more ...

Book Review: Third Party by Steven Nemerovski

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The new novel Third Party, by Steven Nemerovski, centers on the start of a new third party focused on the state of Illinois. It is a two-volume novel and I just finished Volume I: Starting in the Middle.

I found it riveting and will be diving into Volume II shortly.… Read more ...

IPR owner Warren Redlich quoted in Washington Post

From an article by Katie Zezima at WaPo:

Among the biggest deficits such candidates suffer is a lack of funding. Johnson raised about $11 million, Stein about $3.5 million and McMullin about $1 million, compared with the hundreds of millions put forward for Trump and Clinton.

“In Florida, I’m not seeing the Gary Johnson ads,” said Warren Redlich, a lawyer who ran for governor of New York as a libertarian.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘Backing the True Outsider’

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

For the first time in my life, I am voting for a major party presidential candidate. My reasoning, however, has not changed. Tomorrow I will vote for Donald Trump for the same reasons I voted for Ralph Nader in 2004, Chuck Baldwin in 2008, and Gary Johnson in 2012.… Read more ...