Archive for August, 2005

Libertarians & Greens Working Together

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

The Green Party of Wisconsin, which has been working on several big anti-war projects for a while now, is getting some fresh help.

The Full Press Release Follows:

The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Green Party have joined in calling for support for U.S. troops in Iraq by bringing them home as soon as possible.

The [...]

LP Platform Reform…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

A new message board has been established by the Libertarian Party Platform Committee to discuss what changes need to be made.

Liberty For Sale’s Tim West has also weighed in on the topic:

The current platform is a political failure. It represents a attempt to bridge a gap that in the end will satisfy neither it’s detractors [...]

Libertarians Block Tax in Indiana

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

A victory for Libertarian operatives in Indiana as a food and beverage tax proposal is defeated…

Libertarians in Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of over 53,000, were instrumental in defeating a 1 percent food and beverage tax, making Fishers the only city government in Hamilton County, Ind., that failed to enact the [...]

Prohibition Party to Run Oldest Candidate

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

From Politics1.com…

There is a certain amusing synergy to America’s oldest continuous third party running America’s oldest candidate in 2006. Founded in 1869, the party reached the peak of support in 1892 when Prohibition Presidential nominee John Bidwell captured over 2% of the national vote. The party has been in a slide ever since. Retired business [...]

From The Blogs…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

A few notable items from our favorite third party bloggers…

Tim West over at Liberty For Sale issues this plea to libertarians to avoid railing against federal disaster aid for hurricane victims.

Ken Sain talks about how some Green Party affiliates are seeing splits on the city-level, and now some cities now actually have multiple Green Party [...]

Panyard Switches Parties

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

We were one of the first blogs (the first?) to note a recent and substantial trend of formerly “successful” Libertarian candidates defecting to the GOP. Apparently, it’s not confined to just the LP, as now the Constitution Party has lost one of their most promising candidates for 2006.

As reported by Politics1.com…

In recent weeks [...]

Debating The “Fair Tax” Plan

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

The whole “Fair Tax” idea is a subject I’ve raised on the TPW message boards not too long ago, and now it appears some affiliates of the Libertarian Party are starting to warm up to the proposal.

Texas LP Chairman Pat Dixion had this to say in a posting on the party’s national website:

On Saturday the [...]

Dirt Cheap Advertising…

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Howdy everyone!

This site is viewed almost 400 times by roughly 200 different visitors each day. While that’s not a huge amount of traffic, it’s respectable… and it’s HIGHLY targeted at a very specific group of people.

I’ve probably spent more than $250 on promotion and web hosting since this site started a mere 2 months [...]

Dickinson Gains Endorsement of NOW

Monday, August 29th, 2005

The National Organization for Women has endorsed the Green Party candidate for mayor of St. Paul.

Mayoral candidate Elizabeth Dickinson this week was endorsed by the political arm of Minnesota NOW, the state’s chapter of the National Organization for Women. MN NOW was formed in 1971; the group’s web site defines it as a “grassroots advocate [...]

A Few News Items…

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Blogger Ken Sain highlights the “hotbed of Green activity” that is Minneapolis/St. Paul.

California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson has ruled that Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist cannot have his leadership of that group under his name on the 48th Congressional District special-election primary ballot. Gilchrist is the candidate of the American Independent Party, the [...]