Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

Ralph Nader on Joe Lieberman: “A Right-Wing Extremist On Everything Except The Environment And Gay Rights”

Christopher Keating in the Hartford Courant’s CapitolWatch:

Consumer activist Ralph Nader, who has tangled publicly with both Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman, is quite pleased that Lieberman will be leaving the U.S. Senate after 24 years.

Democrats praised Lieberman throughout the day on Wednesday, but Nader did not join in on the accolades.

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Kentucky Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Invited to Forum with Major Party Opponents

Ballot Access News:

Kentucky holds its gubernatorial election on November 8, 2011. So far, it appears there are no minor party candidates running in this race. However, one independent candidate, Gatewood Galbraith, is running and is already collecting signatures. Galbraith has been invited to a Kentucky Press Association forum for the gubernatorial candidates, to be held on January 21.… Read more ...

Rob McNealy radio show: The Future of Liberty with John Jay Myers

Rob McNealy interviews Texas based Libertarian activist John Jay Myers on the future of liberty and the Libertarian Party in the United States on his radio show.

John Jay MyersJohn Jay Myers’ Bio

John Jay Myers, a small business man from Dallas, Texas, ran for chair of the LNC in 2010, is a member of the Texas Libertarian Executive Committee and the Vice Chair of the Dallas County Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Bumbling Omaha Mayor Attempts Chicago-Style Politics as Recall Election Looms

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

The latest blunder in a string of blunders by Omaha Mayor Jim “I’m not subtle about Omaha” Suttle and his “Forward Omaha” lackeys may impact local charities that help the homeless. Fears are rising that donations to homeless shelters will dry-up if Omaha citizens blame charities for the Mayor’s attempt to bus, then allegedly pay homeless persons to vote early in the recall election.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Complete November 2010 election results online

Staff at LP blog:

We have posted a table with results for 800 Libertarian candidates in the November 2, 2010 election. Link to November 2010 election results page. At the bottom of the page there is also a spreadsheet file for anyone who would like more details or would like to analyze the results.… Read more ...

Pirate Party Activist Joins New Tunisian Cabinet

From Foreign Policy via Third Party and Independent Daily:

After weeks of public protests on- and offline the Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigned and escaped the country last Friday. Today, the head of the transitional government, Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, announced his new cabinet members which include a familiar name.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: Previewing the 112th Congress

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Darryl Perry on January 12:

The 112th Congress was sworn in on January 5, 2011. Much news was made about the Republican majority reading the Constitution & over the weekend the shooting of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge and 17 others. These actions have overshadowed the bills introduced thus far in the new Congress.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Georgia Welcomes Changes To Handling Drug Offenders, Favors Decriminalization Instead of Growing Government

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com

ATLANTA – In his inaugural speech, Governor Nathan Deal addressed an issue that the Libertarian Party of Georgia has long been aware of, the unusually high number of residents currently tracked by the Department of Corrections. “One out of every 13 Georgia residents is under some form of correctional control,” said Deal, adding that the total operational cost of the Georgia Department of Corrections is approximately $3 million a day.… Read more ...

Georgia Greens Demand Real Reductions in Incarceration’s Costs

Via Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Greens Demand Real Reductions in Incarceration Costs
Reject Deal Reforms which Fail to Challenge Racist Impact

After last week praising Governor Deal’s expressed concern for the wasted lives, drained treasury and depleted workforce left in the wake of the nation’s war on drugs, Georgia Green Party leaders today rejected Deal’s specific proposals.… Read more ...