Due to recent problems with trolls, I have decided to require user registration and login before posting comments. I checked with key players on IPR and the consensus was to give this a try.
Some users (including the site owner) have been having problems logging into IPR. This appears to be a glitch with the JetPack plugin.
If you are having this problem on the IPR website, please e-mail me at email@example.com and send me your IP address in the e-mail.
via the Star-Tribune:
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If a Minnesota state senator gets his wish, a faceless and nameless force would give political candidates extra reason to sweat at election time. They’d have to compete against “None of the Above,” with the threat of a new election featuring all-new candidates if that option prevails.
My brother made some changes to the theme which may satisfy some of the concerns, especially making it easier to tell which comments you’ve clicked on already.
Please let us know if it’s working better for you.
We think we’ve “successfully” moved IPR to its new server. We know it’s not perfect yet.
When we moved it, there was some unknown problem with the “theme” and we’ve temporarily implemented the Twenty Twelve theme instead.
It seems to be working now. Please post comments on this post if you see anything not working.… Read more ...
We will tentatively be moving IPR to a new server and hosting setup on Monday morning. Articles and comments posting during the morning may be lost.
We’ll do our best to preserve all content, but it won’t be perfect.
The new setup will allow us to make better updates on the site, and allow volunteers to edit the way the site works on a “staging” server.… Read more ...
(The following was originally published by Richard Winger on Ballot Access News.)
On June 5, the California Secretary of State released the number of ballots still uncounted from the June 3, 2014 primary. That number is 1,011,398. When that figure is added to the number of votes cast for Governor that had been counted as of the same point, 3,296,369, the sum is 4,307,767.… Read more ...
Christina Tobin, founder and chair of the Free & Equal Elections Foundation, appeared live on The BradCast with Brad Friedman on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles today (Wednesday, April 30th) at 3PM PT/6PM ET to discuss Free & Equal’s United We Stand Festival at UCLA on May 10th.… Read more ...
Here is an interesting article from The Libertarian Alliance blog, a libertarian organization based in England. The article is really about small l libertarianism rather than Libertarian Party matters, but it does a good job of chronicling the “paleolibertarian” phenomenon of the ’90s. Paleolibertarianism seems to mystify some people, so I thought it was worth posting.… Read more ...
An article posted in April of 2013 by one of our writers caused the above sequence of messages from Facebook. The article, about a campaign statement by Ruchika Darapaneni which took a stand on drug policy reform with regard to a certain leafy substance now legal in Colorado, apparently violates Facebook community standards.… Read more ...
Byron Tau at Politico.com reports that the Federal Elections Commission is preparing to adopt a new rule that will allow political campaigns to collect donations in bitcoins. They will be required to convert bitcoins to dollars in order to spend on behalf of campaigns.
According to the proposal, the currency will count as an “in-kind” contribution to a campaign — like a stock or bond.… Read more ...