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Thomas Knapp: COVID-19 and the End of Government Schooling’s Main Value Proposition

In mid-2020, I mused that if the COVID-19 pandemic ended up producing any silver linings, the most likely  bright spot would be its impact on government — so-called “public” — education. Throughout the previous spring, government schools had largely shut down in-person classes, switching to ad hoc and, it seems,  fairly lame, “remote learning.”… Read more ...

Time Capsule: Conservatives Reject Chuck Percy, Back Libertarian in ’84 Illinois Senate Race

Rejecting Republican Sen. Charles H. Percy of Illinois as a “partisan Democrat in Republican’s clothing,’“ a group of nationally-recognized conservative leaders endorsed the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate on this weekend in 1984.

Too often, they believed, Percy had voted with liberal Democrats.

Percy described the move as a ”pretty transparent” maneuver to insure his defeat so that Republican conservatives could install Senator Jesse Helms, an arch-conservative Republican of North Carolina, as chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee — a post held by Percy in the Republican-controlled Senate since 1981 when he succeeded Idaho’s Frank Church.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Baker Backs Out, Communists Throw Birthday Party, NC Libertarian Fueled by Crypto

TYNER TURNS 80: The New York District of the Communist Party USA is inviting supporters to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jarvis Tyner, “our outstanding comrade and leader.”

In addition to serving in numerous leadership roles within the party, Tyner was also the CPUSA candidate for vice president, running with Gus Hall, twice in the 1970s.… Read more ...

Former LNC Chair William Redpath Enters Race for U.S. Senate in Illinois

Former Libertarian National Committee chairman Bill Redpath is running for U.S. Senate in Illinois. He will be challenging the re-election bid of Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, who is seeking to win a second term.

Redpath has long been a fixture in party leadership, serving in a variety of positions with both the LNC and the Libertarian Party of Virginia.… Read more ...

Roger Stone Offers to Freeze Sperm for Laura Loomer, Teases Libertarian Challenge to Ron DeSantis

Roger Stone, a notorious Nixon-era trickster and Donald Trump confidante, is once again teasing a campaign for governor of Florida as a Libertarian. And it would seem he’s also looking to expand his family in a rather unconventional way.

In what seems like either a joke or a publicity stunt, or probably both, Stone is offering to freeze his sperm for right-wing activist (and fringe conspiracy theorist) Laura Loomer.… Read more ...

Brendan Kelly, Former NH Libertarian Chairman and Elected Official, Has Passed Away

Brendan Kelly, a former chairman of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party and a 2012 congressional candidate, has passed away at the age of 80 following a 5 year battle with cancer.

Kelly was an elected Selectman in the town of Seabrook for six years and mounted three unsuccessful bids for a seat in the New Hampshire state house between 2008 and 2011.… Read more ...

Mark West: ‘Libertarian Ideals: Unintentional Self-Destruction’

By Mark West

All Libertarian Party candidates have experienced it at one point or another. Laying an enormous weight on every chance post and idle utterance, this grueling beast can eviscerate a campaign in a matter of moments. Yet, battling for balance with this monstrosity wearies every candidate and stalls campaigns in the malicious mire of friendly fire.… Read more ...

Johnny Rocket: Interview with Marc Montoni

Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #29: Losing my Religion! (w/ Marc Montoni)

Show Summary:  Johnny and Raylene get to know the chair of the Radical Caucus, the Libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party, in this interview with Marc Montoni!  He talks about what being radical means, and why it’s important for the movement. 

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James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination

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James Jobe is a 22 year old resident of James City County Virginia. Despite his youth, Jobe has been very politically active. In 2016 Jobe ran a Write In Candidacy for the US Presidency under the Justice For Harambe Party, and plans to do so again in 2020 under the Seize the Memes of Production Banner.… Read more ...

LNC Hewitt in Top Two for November Election

Calimesa City Council meeting, Monday 4 June 2018. Photo by Joe Buchman

Libertarian National Committee Member, Mayor of Calimesa, CA, and current candidate for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Jeff Hewitt, will, following a “jungle” primary election held last Tuesday (June 5th) advance to the general election as one of the “top two” candidates this fall.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...