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New Project and Candidate of the Day…

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Things have been a little quiet this week as I’ve been busy with some summer classes and working on a new project. Basically it’s a general discussion community site for people from all around the world.

Feedback is always appreciated and if you’d like to signup and become one of the first new members [...]

Trade Links with Third Party Watch!

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Do you have a blog or website that deals with third party-related issues? If so, we would love to trade links with you!

Just drop me a line at [email protected] with your site name and where your link to TPW appears and I’ll add you to the “Useful Sites” list on the right side [...]

Parliamentary System - Your Thoughts?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I know this guy is a bit of a kook, to put it mildly, but I was still wondering what people who read this site think of the idea of moving the U.S. to a parliamentary system of government?

The nation’s current system all but guarantees appointed bureaucrats will run most of government, lobbyists will have [...]

Finals Week

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Hi everyone, I just wanted to post quickly to explain why I haven’t been keeping the site updated as frequently as I’ve wanted to in the past couple of days.

Basically, it’s final exam week and I’m a little swamped right now… but rest assured that TPW will continue on strong in the weeks and months [...]

We Want Your Stories!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

I’m considering doing a new feature on the site that will give readers a chance to share some of their own experiences. Basically it would be an occassional item (maybe weekly?) that told the story of how a person came to belong to a third party and in what ways they’ve been active and [...]

LP Blog Discussion on Web Video

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Click here to see a recent discussion on the topic of web video from the LP’s official blog.

My feeling is this…

If Libertarians want to do multimedia on the web, the best solution would be to copy what the Green Party did earlier this year. Just do it better.

Select a future event or a set [...]

Fine… I joined MySpace!

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Since starting this site I’ve had about a dozen people tell me to join MySpace… and so I finally did. Take that.

(feel free to become my “friend” or whatever it is they call it)

Why We Need a Female Vice-President

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Maybe we should start a feature called “Kook of the Week” or something?

From the website of Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey.

My Vice-President will be a woman. Why? I want to eliminate the US deficit. The only way I see to do this, is to put a woman in charge of it. In 90%+ of [...]

Easier Than Running for Governor…

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Click here to watch Kinky Friedman’s hilarious “10 Things That Are Easier Than Running for Governor of Texas as an Independent” video.

This one is also quite funny.

His TV commercials featuring a talking action figure are cute, but I think the cartoons actually sell his message a lot better. I’d love to see the response [...]

Bid Early, Bid Often…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Just another quick plug for my eBay auctions.

I’ve got a wide selection of random things from my closet for sale… Paul Tsongas buttons, self-help books, a couple of cool DVDs, some textbooks, an old issue of Talk Magazine, and a couple of fairly new PC games.

Many auctions are ending within the next 24 hours, so [...]

Liberty For Sale Gets New Look

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

One of the better “reformist” Libertarian blogs around, Liberty for Sale, has gotten quite a nice facelift.

Some of the site is apparently still being worked on, but overall it looks to be a very nice visual upgrade.

Cleaning Out My Closet

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Over the next week or two I’m cleaning out some old boxes I have in my closet. I’ll be posting a bunch of auctions on eBay and I figured I might as well share them with the readers of this blog as well. Some third party political items will probably work their way [...]

Libertarian Leadership School Reminder

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I just wanted to remind everyone that the LP’s new online training tool, the Libertarian Leadership School, is still registering people for classes.

Even if you’re not planning to run for office this year… or heck, even if you aren’t a Libertarian… this looks to be a really good experience for anyone who wants to brush [...]

Syndicate This Site

Monday, January 9th, 2006

I’ve had a few people ask me about doing a feed for this site that could be used with some of the syndication programs out there and MyGoogle, MyYahoo!, etc.

So… I’ve added Third Party Watch to Feedburner and if you look on the right column towards the bottom you’ll find links for all of that [...]

It’s Time to Double Up on Advertising

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Special Advertising Offer: The next two campaigns or parties that purchase advertising on Third Party Watch will receive double what they paid for. Buy a one month ad, get a second one month ad for free! Buy a three month ad, make it six for half the price!

It’s a great deal for [...]

NZ Green Leader Breaks Fire Ban

Friday, January 6th, 2006

TV One reports that New Zealand’s Green Party leader is in a little bit of trouble over a New Year’s fire.

At least the Green Party down there is important enough so that this story actually gets picked up. David Cobb could probably torch a pre-school in the US without it making the evening news.

The [...]

Quick Question for the Libertarians…

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Has anyoned received their copy of LP News for December yet? I had placed a small ad for TPW in there and I was wondering how it looked… but I haven’t gotten my copy yet.

Also, if any of you are monthly pledgers… was our interview with Shane Cory republished in the monthly pledge newsletter? [...]

Hospers Endorsed Bush?

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Last year I was not following the minor parties quite as closely as I have been since launching this blog in June. So, I guess I must have missed this…

Any thoughts or reactions? Was this a major deal in Libertarian circles at the time?

Party Supply Stores…

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

It is the holiday shopping season, so I thought I’d take a quick look around the various party websites and see what kind of merchandise each was selling.

The Constitution Party’s store appears to be empty except for a free “information packet” that visitors can request. However, they are pushing a Peroutka video on their [...]

Looking for some information…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I had a chart of third party representation in Congress over the years, but now I can’t seem to remember what I did with it.

If anyone knows where I can find that information it would be much appreciated.

(Email or post in the comments section with a link.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Time for turkey, beer, and football… and some sort of parade or something.

Personally, I’ve been in Italy for the last few days and won’t be returning until this weekend. However, the site will continue to be updated and tomorrow we’ll have a very interesting interview. For now, [...]

It’s Election Day… Vote and Take Photos!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Well, it’s finally here. In many parts of the country, off-year local elections will be dominating the headlines… and we’re going to be watching them all night to see if any of the victory parties star third party or independent candidates.

If you see any yard signs, campaign workers, or anything else interesting today, please [...]

Injecting a Little Humor…

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Tuesday’s elections will feature two of the most amusing fringe candidates that I’ve seen in quite a while. Both have wild ideas on how to reform government and catchy little theme songs featured on their websites.

New York City’s mayoral race features the antics of the Rent is Too Damn High Party… and [...]

Gearing up for a busy week…

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

The next seven days will be busy ones for Third Party Watch. It’s my goal for this website to provide the very best coverage of Election 2005 as it relates to minor party and independent candidates.

If you see a good news story, learn of minor party candidate’s victory, or have any photographs of campaign [...]

I need your help…

Friday, November 4th, 2005

If you are a candidate or campaign worker involved in a race that ends next Tuesday, I want to hear your story and see your photos. Pictures of sign wavers, campaign events, the candidate talking to voters, or anything else you’ve got… send it on over!

Also, if you’re holding an election night party… please [...]