Tag Archives: William F. Buckley

West Virginia Libertarians: John Buckley to run for Secretary of State, David Moran for Governor

From the LP.org blog:

John Buckley, who ran as a Libertarian for the US Senate in West Virginia in 2014, will run for Secretary of State this November.

Buckley, who was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1979 and served one term as a Republican, finished third out of five candidates in his 2014 race.Read more ...

Independent Films / Independent Politics

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Hollywood held its Oscars a couple of weeks ago. Of interest to many, especially those calling for a pardon (or Nobel Peace Prize) for Edward Snowden, was the documentary CITIZEN FOUR which won the Oscar for Best Documentary. Director Laura Poitras said, “The disclosures that Edward Snowden reveals don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself,”  Snowden released a statement following the Oscars saying, in part, “My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.Read more ...

Past NYC ‘novelty mayoral candidates’ remembered

On its website, New York Magazine offers “A Brief History Of Novelty Mayoral Candidates” in New York City, saying that even if incumbent Michael Bloomberg has the election “all wrapped up…at least the candidacies of Reverend Billy and the Naked Cowboy will help to ensure that the campaign isn’t entirely boring.… Read more ...