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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 ...

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 ...

Report: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Claims He Voted for Kanye West (If He Did, It Didn’t Count)

Watch 5 minutes of Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News and you would assume his devotion to former President Donald Trump extended to actually casting a vote for Trump’s re-election. However, several outlets including POLITICO are reporting that Carlson told multiple people that he did not vote for Trump in 2020 and instead cast his ballot for friend and entertainer Kanye West.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Burt’s Tattoo, King’s Committees

Newly elected Libertarian state representative Marshall Burt is being accused of having a tattoo that signals support for “far-right” militias

“I got the tattoo because the American Revolution symbolism appealed to me, and to me it represents my solid commitment to the Second and Tenth Amendment,” Burt responded to critics.… Read more ...

Former President Trump Declares He Will Not Start a New Third Party

Despite reports he was considering creating a third political party (the Patriot Party), former President Donald Trump declared today during his CPAC speech in Orlando that he will remain a Republican and continue to be a leader for the party.  He hinted he may run again for president in 2024.  Trump won CPAC’s 2024 presidential preference straw poll with 55 percent support and received an approval rating of 97 percent among attendees, up from 95 percent last year.… Read more ...

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Mississippi Patriot Party’s Brief History

The Mississippi Patriot Party was, until recently, either a joke or a vehicle for supporting outgoing President Donald Trump. It seems, with Donald Trump’s flirtation with third party politics and his love for the “Patriot Party” name, this might be more significant than was initially realized.

The founder of the state party and others were at the January 6th rally in Washington D.C.… Read more ...

The Patriot Party: Not Trump’s First Third Party Flirtation

It’s been circulating recently that outgoing President (now Former President Donald Trump) has been considering trying to start his own third party. The only detail that is known is that he would want it to be called The Patriot Party.

It would not be Donald Trump’s first dalliance with third party politics.… Read more ...

WSJ: In Final Hours President Trump Ponders Leaving GOP, Building a New ‘Patriot Party’

The Wall Street Journal is reporting this evening that President Trump “has talked in recent days with associates about forming a new political party.” The President, who leaves office in a matter of hours, reportedly wishes to call his new venture the Patriot Party.

Any such split in the Republican Party would likely prove devastating to the GOP in the 2022 midterm elections and potentially prompt the biggest reshuffling of the political deck since the 1800s.… Read more ...

‘Tragic Prelude,’ a mural painted by John Steuart Curry, depicts John Brown’s role in ‘Bleeding Kansas,’ with the bloodshed, fire and tornado hinting at the coming Civil War.

George Phillies: January 6, 2021 – Our John Brown Moment?

Let us return to the unfortunate dead days of 1840-1860, the days leading up to the Civil War. The United States had two political parties, the Democrats and – toward the end fading out of existence – the Whigs. We had a series of Presidents, most mediocre.

At the start of the period, each party had a northern and a southern wing, the two wings being not wildly different in strength.… Read more ...

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Senator Lisa Murkowski Flirts With Independence

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski didn’t mince words when asked about her thoughts on the embattled president. The Republican Senator has had more than enough of Donald Trump.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” said Murkowski in a press availability at her Capitol office on Friday.… Read more ...

L. Neil Smith: Twitterpurge 2021

L. Neil Smith, acclaimed science fiction novelist, Libertarian writer, and the Libertarian Party of Arizona’s 2000 presidential nominee, posted the following statement on Facebook Sunday.  He personally gave IPR permission to re-post.

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Please bear with me here, I’m going to write of things I know practically nothing about.… Read more ...