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20 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld hit small-l progressive talking points harder than big-L Libertarian ones in their campaign ad, which is nice. As a Briton and freshly-minted U.S. citizen voting for the first time, this is strangely exciting! But something about it—perhaps Bill grunting "Come onnnn!"—makes me feel like a virgin being cajoled into a threesome I may not enjoy.

Do You Feel the Johnson?

(Steven Hayward) Forget “Feel the Bern.” Do you “Feel the Johnson”? As in Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president? The Johnson-Weld ticket is the most serious ticket the Libertarian Party has ever nominated, which...Show More Summary

This Gary Johnson Ad Is Pretty Spectacular

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson just released an ad featuring himself and VP candidate Bill Weld. The two former governors...

Is Gary Johnson Manly Enough to Make a Libertarian Argument?

I have expressed some hope that Gary Johnson could be remarkably successful as the presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, particularly given the unpopularity of Clinton and Trump with many voters. But I have also expressedShow More Summary

Don't Libertarians Believe in Liberty?

If the Libertarian Party actually believes in limited government, the faces of the party have made dubious comments by speaking so highly of Obama and Clinton.

On Brexit and immigration ruling, Libertarian presidential hopeful swerves

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's candidate for president, has generally steered away from the movement's dogmas in favor of politics that sound pragmatic. He did so again at the end of the week, siding generally with Republicans on the meaning of Brexit, while sounding a bit like Democrats on the Supreme Court's decision to maintain […]

Election 2016: Do Black Lives Matter to 3rd-Party Options?

On June 22, I attended CNN’s Libertarian Party town hall featuring Govs. Gary Johnson and Bell Weld. I was hesitant to attend because I am exhausted by this election. Chatter that privileges certain voices, monetizes certain platforms and disparages those who can recognize the bulls–t is the white noise that my black ears refuse. Black […]

Scoreboard: Wednesday, June 22

MSNBC delivered strong Wednesday numbers thanks to live coverage of the Democrats House sit-in. Additionally, 929,000 total viewers tuned into the CNN Libertarian Party town hall.

Libertarian candidates get prime time forum, with most eyes elsewhere

It was a breakthrough bit of media exposure for the Libertarian Party. It just fell on the wrong night. On Wednesday night, as Democrats occupied the House of Representatives to demand a vote on a bill to restrict gun sales, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor William Weld brought their campaign to […]

Johnson/Weld Roundup: The Two Former Governors Make the Rounds and Try to Distinguish Themselves Before Tonight's CNN Town Hall

last weekNews : Reason

As Libertarian Party candidates Gary Johnson (for president) and William Weld (for vice president), both former Republican governors (of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively) gear up for a CNN-aired Town Hall tonight at 9 pm eastern,...Show More Summary

Virginia Keeps Third Parties at the Bottom of the Ballot: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

A court ruling in Virginia illustrates the uphill battle third parties like the Libertarian party face. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Two years ago Robert Sarvis, a former Libertarian Party candidate for governor, challenged the ballot-ordering law in court. Show More Summary

Trump Leads In Utah By Solid Margin

A new Dan Jones & Associates survey in Utah shows Donald Trump with a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton, 36% to 27%. The poll also shows Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson at 10%, Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2% [...]

Watch Libertarian CNN Town Hall Stream Live: Gary Johnson, William Weld Face Voters In Prime Time As Party Gets Big Break

The Libertarian Party presidential campaign ticket, Gary Johnson for president and William Weld as his running mate, get a rare shot at a national audience in a CNN Town Hall that will stream live from New York City on Wednesday night, in what will be the first and possibly best chance for the Libertarian candidates... Show More Summary

“Fourth Circuit Upholds Virginia’s Discriminatory Ballot Listing for Candidates”

BAN: On June 20, the Fourth Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court that Virginia’s discriminatory listing of candidates on the general election ballot is constitutional. Libertarian Party of Virginia v Alcorn, 15-1162. The decision is by Judge J. Harvie … Continue reading ?

Can Gary Johnson Gain Ground in a Time of Terror Attacks?

On paper, this should be a terrific year for Libertarian Party, with two unpopular nominees from the major parties. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have a chance to do better than any Libertarian ticket ever before. But will it remain a good...Show More Summary

Why Gary Johnson Isn't Going to Find Many Progressives Who Can Be Duped Into Supporting His 1% Agenda

Libertarians are far more interested in deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy than any liberal social issues. Last week, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld made a cordial appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to pitch their libertarian message to America. Show More Summary

Gary Johnson Roundup: Off Weed, Mad at NSA, Ready to Climb the Highest Mountain of U.S. Politics

last weekNews : Reason

The Libertarian Party and its presidential candidate Gary Johnson continue a historically high level of attention from major media. Some of the latest: • USA Today, a very widely read paper in this here USA, profiles Johnson. Given his...Show More Summary

Infamous Libertarian stripper says ‘free expression’ got him banned from the party

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Libertarian Party took action against a Michigan man who drew attention to himself and its national convention last month for the wrong reason. The Livingston Daily reported that James Weeks II was suspended for taking the stage at the event and taking off his clothes. “The reasoning...

Gary Johnson Takes His #NeverTrump Pitch to Times Square

Gary Johnson, the 63-year-old Libertarian Party nominee for president, is taking a brisk walk through a packed Times Square. Not that the crowds impede Johnson, who once climbed Mount Everest with a broken leg. “I knew my leg was broken before I started, but it was healing, so I went ... More »

Libertarian VP candidate calls for anti-ISIS task force

Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts now running as the Libertarian Party's candidate for vice president, called today for a 1,000-agent task force to combat Islamic State adherents in the United States, and for a tip line where Muslims could inform on radicalism. "Let’s face it: The United States is under attack right now by […]

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