Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Ralph Nader: Third Parties Are Not Spoilers

Third Parties Are Not Spoilers
Open Letter to the Wall Street Journal
By Ralph Nader at Nader.org

How unbecoming it is for the self-styled freedom-loving Wall Street Journal (“Ron Paul Nader?” Dec. 21) to use the politically bigoted word “spoiler” to describe a hypothetical Ron Paul-Libertarian party presidential run.… Read more ...

AP story on growing Green and Conservative influence in NY State runs in several papers

As the title suggests, an Associated Press story about the growing influence of the Green and Conservative Parties – through their better ballot placement – since the 2010 election ran in several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal:

The big winners after November’s elections were the state’s Conservative and the Green parties.

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Ralph Nader: The Case Against Corporate Speech

In an Op-Ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Ralph Nader writes:

The disparities between individual contributions and available corporate dollars mock any pretense of equal justice under the law. A total of $5.2 billion from all sources was spent in the 2008 federal election cycle (which includes 2007 and 2008), according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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The decline of the San Francisco Green Party

Both the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Bay Guardian have pieces today concerning the declining stature of San Francisco’s Green Party since early last decade.  They are very interesting – even if they are somewhat discouraging – and well worth a read.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Even in famously liberal San Francisco, the Green Party is hurting.

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Poll: Voters disgusted with both major parties

Wall Street Journal poll by way of The Whig (a blog associated with the Modern Whig Party):

Less than a year after Inauguration Day, support for the Democratic Party continues to slump, amid a difficult economy and a wave of public discontent, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.… Read more ...

Wall Street Journal: Beltway libertarians ‘factotum[s] of the establishment’

From today’s Wall Street Journal:

A factotum, if you don’t know (I didn’t), is “an employee who does all kinds of work.”

Consider the poor Washington libertarian. Everywhere else in America his type is an exotic species, a coffee-shop heretic who quotes from “Atlas Shrugged” and steers every conversation toward Ron Paul or gold.

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