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Constitution Party: The Death of Roe

The Constitution Party sent the following to its email subscribers Thursday. It comes in response to the leaked initial draft of the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito authored.  The opinion, which Politico published in full, finds Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law to be constitutional, overruling the precedent of the controversial 1973 Roe v.… Read more ...

From the Desk of Ralph Nader: Tort Law Explained with Cartoons

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 yesterday to his e-mail subscribers.

In a new video feature for Politico, Pulitzer Prize-winning American political cartoonist Matt Wuerker adds his unique artistic flair to an explanation of tort law.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson asks ‘What is Aleppo?’ in response to question about Syria; Politico reports campaign scrambling to minimize fallout

Politico writers Louis Nelson and Daniel Strauss reported the following today:

Asked what he would do about the Syrian city of Aleppo, the region at the center of that nation’s civil war and refugee crisis, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson responded by asking, “what is Aleppo?”

“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?”

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Gary Johnson Now Supports TPP

In an interview with Politico published today, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson says he supports the controversial and secretive “free trade” agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which potentially restricts free speech by expanding criminal punishment for publishing “trade secrets” and violating copyright.

“It is my understanding that the TPP does advance free trade,” says Johnson, “Is it a perfect document?… Read more ...

Politico interviews Gary Johnson


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Zen and the art of trolling Trump

Mellow Libertarian Gary Johnson isn’t running for president — he’s running to be America’s bodhisattva in chief.

By Glennn Thrush, Politico.com, June 6th, 2016:

Gary Johnson, full-time Libertarian presidential candidate and onetime cannabis entrepreneur, only appears to be running on a happiness platform of high times and low taxes.

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Politico: Libertarian ‘dream ticket’ in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

“Party activists could reject the two-term Massachusetts governor as ‘Republican-lite’.”

By Shane Goldmacher, Politico.com, May 27th, 2016:


ORLANDO, Fla. — It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the party’s leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate.

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Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul and one time possible Reform Party candidate Donald Trump clash at CPAC

Maggie Haberman at Politico (excerpts):

The real-estate mogul with a genius for self-promotion gave the most-acclaimed — and most colorful — speech at the conservative gathering this afternoon, from the moment he took the stage to the song “Money, Money, Money.”

With no visible sense of irony, he slammed libertarian Ron Paul as a losing hopeful who can’t capture the brass ring and got booed by some for it, said our current president came ‘out of nowhere,” and quoted a business magazine’s story about what a terrific entrepreneur he himself is.

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