Monthly Archives: March 2009

Internal fighting and the International Committee at GP-US

At the Green Party of the United States (GP-US), there is a draft proposal to their National Committee which would affect their International Committee. Some of the problems addressed: unfair election of officers, lack of process relating a concern about the death penalty in Mexico, and unfair process concerning the release of a document about Gaza. [read more]

Outright Libertarians responds to LPCA Domestic Partnership Initiative endorsement

Noting the federal government’s lack of recognition for civil domestic partnerships, Outright Libertarians has issued a press release highlighting the social consequences, and price tag, of the proposed Domestic Partnership Initiative recently endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California [read more]

Examiner Berates Two-Party System

Gary Wood, a Salt Lake City political examiner for has written an article berating the two-party system. Here’s an excerpt:

This is their left and right, liberal and conservative, them or us mentality that both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee want everyone to engage in. Ever since the two parties took over the organizational structure of the legislative branch, at the beginning of the 20th Century, their goal is to exclude any other groups from political discussion while pretending to really be two different choices. We know these two parties have handed majority power back and forth for the last century leading to less and less difference in how they actually govern.

You can read the full article here. Source: [read more]

Former Republican U.S. Senator May Run as Independent for Rhode Island Governor

Ballot Access News:

Former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island, who served as a Republican until he was defeated for re-election in 2006, is said to be planning to run for Governor as an independent in 2010. The news was first reported on TV station WRNI. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the news.

Reposted to IPR by [read more]

Libertarian Party of California Backs Domestic Partnership Initiative

The Libertarian Party of California is now formally endorsing a proposed state measure, the Domestic Partnership Initiative. This would sweep up all mentions of the word “marriage” in California law and statute, and replace it with the word “domestic [read more]