Author Archives: Joshua Fauver

The Wall Street Journal: Gary Johnson: I’m a ‘Reality-Based’ Candidate for President

Gary Johnson

(The following was originally published in The Wall Street Journal.)

OXON HILL, Md. – The presumed Republican presidential candidates each get time alone on stage here to address the gathered conservative activists. And then there isGary Johnson.

Mr. Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, is gearing up for another national run, he said in a hallway interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference.… Read more ...

VICE Profiles and Interviews 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Jill stein

(The following was originally posted in VICE.)

Can the Green Party Make a Comeback in 2016?

February 9, 2015

by Eric Holthaus

As the 2016 presidential campaign creeps out of the gates, American politics seems to be at yet another crossroads. Discontent over economic inequality, unchecked climate change , and systemic racism in the criminal justice system have spurred growing protest movements across the country.

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Sunshine State News: Adrian Wyllie Willing to Risk Arrest for Forum Inclusion

Adrian Wyllie

(The following was originally published in the Sunshine State News.)

Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is steamed that he has been excluded from a gubernatorial forum being held later this week in Coral Gables. Wyllie sent a letter to the Florida Press Association (FPA) and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (FSNE) over the weekend demanding to be included in the forum, adding he would attend the event on Thursday. Read more ...

Kshama Sawant: FAQ on Saving Metro the Progressive Way

Kshama Sawant

(The following was originally posted on socialist Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant’s blog.)

Here are some common questions about Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata’s proposal to fund Metro transit with a progressive tax on businesses. For more information, check out this opinion column by Kshama and Nick in the Puget Sound Business Journal, and see below on how you can support this proposal.Read more ...

Waltham News Tribune: Governor Candidate Falchuk Challenges Candidates to Take Action on Citizens United

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was originally published in the Waltham News Tribune.)

Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party candidate for governor, is challenging all candidates for governor to take specific action to overturn Citizens United via a Constitutional Convention, and in the process end all spending from Super PACs.

“We have gotten used to hearing political leaders and candidates complain about the excessive influence of big money in politics, but we’ve seen no real action,” Falchuk said.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: “Stop Common Core” Is Republican Bait and Switch

howie hawkins

(The following was originally published on Howie Hawkin’s campaign website.)

Green Party: “Stop Common Core” Just Another Republican Push to Privatize Education

The Green Party today said that the effort by the Republicans to create a “Stop Common Core” ballot line was largely a fraudulent bait and switch effort.

“Rob Astorino is the Jimmy McMillan of education reform.… Read more ...

Interview With Declared 2016 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Dean Capone

Dean Capone

(Dean Capone recently announced his intention to seek the Socialist Party USA’s presidential nomination and has launched a campaign website. Mr. Capone agreed to an interview recently.)

Q. Mr. Capone, could you start by sharing a little bit about yourself?

A. I’m 48, have been involved in civil affairs for quite some time.… Read more ...

Michael Creekmore Announces Intent to Run for Mayor of Orlando as Justice Party Candidate


(The following was sent to me from Michael Creekmore. Creekmore is a young Justice Party activist from Orlando, Florida.)

My name is Michael Creekmore. I would like to announce that I am that I am going to run for mayor of Orlando, Florida as a member of the Justice Party. I want help get homeless people off the streets.Read more ...

Dean Capone: National Basic Income Guarantee

Dean Capone

(Dean Capone is a declared 2016 presidential candidate seeking the Socialist Party USA nomination. The following was posted on his campaign website.)

The National Basic Income Guarantee is not a new idea, and it’s not a radical idea. A form of the principles of the BIG was proposed during by Republican PresidentRichard Nixon in August 1969.… Read more ...

The Buffalo News: Green Party Candidate for Governor Campaigns in Buffalo

howie hawkins

(The following was originally published in The Buffalo News.)

A group of about 15 people waited, serenaded by soft flute music and cooled by a fan. Then Howie Hawkins walked in.

A woman wearing a green hard hat belted, “Heeeere’s Howie!”

A year ago, Hawkins would not have guessed he’d be here – stopping for another visit as he campaigns for governor again.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant: Mayor Reverses Decision on City Light CEO Raise

Kshama Sawant

(The following was posted on socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant’s blog.)

In the face of increasing controversy and public outrage, Mayor Murray hasdecided not to give Jorge Carrasco a raise ‘at this time.’ This striking reversal is the outcome of strong public pressure on the City’s political establishment and a sign of the disgust working people feel about executive excess.… Read more ...