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Kat Swift interviewed by Cambridge Chronicle

Kat Swift, Green Party presidential candidate, made a campaign visit to a Cambridge, Mass. this past Saturday, and scored an interview the the local Chronicle.

Some highlights:

Question: Do you think the American voting system is stacked up against the Green Party and other third parties?

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‘White nationalist’ Web site criticizes Barr on immigration

The fiercely anti-immigration Web site, VDare.com, accuses “born again libertarian” Bob Barr of backsliding on his anti-immigration stance.

VDare columnist, Marcus Epstein, lauds the anti-libertarian immigration record Bob Barr established as a member of Congress, which includes the following:

  • Co-sponsoring legislation to cut the number of H-1B visas in half
  • Co-sponsoring a bill to eliminate birthright citizenship, “chain immigration,” and limiting the total number of legal immigrants to 300,000 per year
  • Voting to put soldiers on the border
  • Voting against amnesty in 2001, and the 245(i) “mini-amnesty,” among others

But now Epstein is worried that Barr’s “libertarian conversion” on issues like privacy, civil liberties, and “homosexual marriage,” may also indicate a liberalization of his immigration views.… Read more ...

Goodbye TPW . . . Hello IPR

Austin Cassidy was an unlikely father of the greatest minor-party news site in the history of the Internet. After all, he was and is a Republican, and a thoroughly moderate one at that.… Read more ...