Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:
Among the works that first brought Henry Kissinger to academic acclaim was “A World Restored,” his 1950s book about how the greatest diplomats of Europe met at the Congress of Vienna to restore order to a continent shattered by the Napoleonic Wars.… Read more ...
Third Parties Are Not Spoilers
Open Letter to the Wall Street Journal
By Ralph Nader at Nader.org
How unbecoming it is for the self-styled freedom-loving Wall Street Journal (“Ron Paul Nader?” Dec. 21) to use the politically bigoted word “spoiler” to describe a hypothetical Ron Paul-Libertarian party presidential run.… Read more ...
As the title suggests, an Associated Press story about the growing influence of the Green and Conservative Parties – through their better ballot placement – since the 2010 election ran in several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal:
The big winners after November’s elections were the state’s Conservative and the Green parties.
In an Op-Ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Ralph Nader writes:
The disparities between individual contributions and available corporate dollars mock any pretense of equal justice under the law. A total of $5.2 billion from all sources was spent in the 2008 federal election cycle (which includes 2007 and 2008), according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Both the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Bay Guardian have pieces today concerning the declining stature of San Francisco’s Green Party since early last decade. They are very interesting – even if they are somewhat discouraging – and well worth a read.
Less than a year after Inauguration Day, support for the Democratic Party continues to slump, amid a difficult economy and a wave of public discontent, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.… Read more ...
A factotum, if you don’t know (I didn’t), is “an employee who does all kinds of work.”
Consider the poor Washington libertarian. Everywhere else in America his type is an exotic species, a coffee-shop heretic who quotes from “Atlas Shrugged” and steers every conversation toward Ron Paul or gold.