Henry Wallace: The Original #DemExit-er

Black-and-white image of the head and shoulders of man about fifty with upswept hair, wearing a gray suit and a dark tie

On this day 133 years ago, Henry Agard Wallace was born. Wallace would gain a very longstanding legacy in US Political History thanks to the ruling political establishments demonization of his politics.

Wallace began his career as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, where he played a vital part in passing the Agricultural Adjustment Act, being an outspoken voice to Roosevelts Left.… Read more ...

Andrew Yang: ‘Breaking Up With The Democratic Party’

The following is an open letter from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has been rumored to be on the verge of launching a new political party:

I changed my voting registration from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Independent’ today. It was a strangely emotional experience.

I registered as a Democrat back in 1995 when I was 20 years old to vote for Bill Clinton’s re-election.Read more ...

Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Run for U.S. Senate

Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who received 21.5 percent of the vote in Utah as an Independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election (0.53 percent nationwide), plans to announce an Independent challenge to incumbent Republican Mike Lee of Utah for his US Senate seat in 2022, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.… Read more ...

Death Notice: Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele (Vivas), a 2012 candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination and briefly a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, died of COVID-19 last month (August 28) at the age of 69, the Maine Public reports.

Steele, an open source activist and former CIA officer and Marine, called the COVID-19 pandemic a hoax (claiming to be the first to do so) and was a proponent of the Qanon conspiracy theory (including a theory about child slave colonies on Mars). … Read more ...

POLITICO: Andrew Yang Plans to Launch New Third Party

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is plotting the launch of a new third party next month, POLITICO reports today.

Yang, who lost a bid for New York mayor earlier this year, is said to no longer personally identify as a Democrat.  It’s unclear if Yang’s new party will be a national effort or confined to New York state, where fusion could allow the party to cross-nominate candidates friendly to Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal.… Read more ...

Hiram Johnson: An Irreconcilable Progressive

Hiram Johnson - Wikipedia

On this day 155 years ago Hiram Johnson was born to Annie De Montfredy and 1 term representative Grove Lawrence Johnson. While Hiram spent a lot of his time in public life as a member of the Republican Party, he has a large impact on the minor party political sphere that should not be overlooked as well.… Read more ...

Markham Robinson Dies at 77

According to Ballot Access News, former chairman of the American Independent Party (AIP) Markham Robinson has died of an unspecified illness. Robinson had been part of the leadership of the AIP since 2008 and is currently listed on the party website as Executive Committee chair. He was 77.

Robinson was active on Twitter under the name @BraveLad.… Read more ...

Open Thread for September 2021 — We’ve Moved!

Good morning and welcome to the new server!

IPR is now housed on a new and upgraded web hosting plan that should lead to snappier performance and MUCH less downtime. In fact, I expect no more downtime!

Apologies to anyone who has written or posted any comments in the past couple of days, those appear to have gotten lost in the shuffle.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Inside Bezos – A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, sent the following fictional account last week to his e-mail subscribers.

Jeff Bezos touched down after his 10 minutes, 10 second vertical 66 mile zoom above Earth.… Read more ...

Richard Lamm Dies

Former Colorado governor Richard Lamm, who challenged Ross Perot for the 1996 Reform Party presidential nomination, died yesterday at the age of 85. According to Colorado Public Radio, Lamm died after suffering complications from a pulmonary embolism.

Lamm, who served as governor of Colorado for three terms (1975–1987) as a Democrat, sought the presidential nomination of the Reform Party after industrialist Ross Perot founded the party in 1995. … Read more ...

Constitution Party Update

The Constitution Party today sent the following update to its email subscribers.

National Committee meeting in Michigan

The Semi-Annual National Committee meeting of the Constitution Party was held in Corunna, Michigan, on April 23rd and 24th. It was well attended and the speakers delivered some very timely and powerful messages which were well received.… Read more ...