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.
(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
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson just released an ad featuring himself and VP candidate Bill Weld. The two former governors...
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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
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% [...]
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
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 ?
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
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
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
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, 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 »
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 […]