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1787 for America winds down toward Oblivion

The nascent political party 1787 for America introduced itself in 2013 by promising it would provide an arena for populist, bottom-up participation in the choosing of the next President of the United States. Choose whomever you like — let the people decide, declared 1787 for America. But as with the billionaire-funded group Americans Elect, these […]

Do Small Time Presidential Candidates Indicate Psychological Problems of Big Time Candidates?

Over the last few weeks, we at Irregular Times have been writing about some of the less well-publicized of the 2016 presidential candidates. As we’ve moved from Midge Potts to Robert Milnes to Michael Bickelmeyer and Dinesh Ravishanker, I’ve become more uneasy. I’ve looked at the information available on many of the declared presidential candidates […]

Whatever Happened To Robocall King Dinesh Ravishanker?

Of all the unconventional presidential candidacies in the 2016 season, I have yet to find any more enigmatic than that of Dinesh Ravishanker.

Just a little over one year ago, Ravishanker was the CEO of Callfire, a company that provides commercial and political customers with robocall services – automatic telephone calls that use pre-recorded messages […]

Understanding the Marc Allan Feldman for President Campaign

Marc Allan Feldman of Ohio is running for the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States. […]

The Divine Presidential Candidate For 2016

I wrote this morning about the slate of off-balance candidates who have declared presidential candidacies for 2016 with the Green Party. The Green Party is looking solid in comparison to the Revolutionary Party, however.

The Revolutionary Party has been formed by Princess Khadijah M. Jacob-Fambro, who stands on street corners accusing others of being undercover […]

Green Party Seeks Prosecution Of American Torture Suspects

Almost as soon as the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released its report on torture by the CIA, the Department of Justice reiterated the intention of the Obama Administration not to prosecute anyone who was involved in the torture, even though torture is a crime. The Democratic Party is standing behind the President’s policy of […]

When the Greens Showed Up in Maine

In November 2013, J. Clifford wrote here about a Green Party that complained about ballot access but wasn’t running candidates.

In November 2014, the Maine Green Independent Party ran 13 candidates for state legislature — an impressive feat for a party with very few members and zero corporate support. It’s true that none of those […]

What if We Stopped Talking About Party Candidates?

How would politics change if we stopped talking about party candidates?

Oh, I don’t mean that we stop talking about candidates who are running with the Libertarian Party or Green Party or Americans Elect Party or Democratic Party or Republican Party, or what have you. I mean something different. What would happen if we stopped […]

Gary Johnson For President 2016 Aims For Unprecidented Libertarian Success

Sam Rolley at Personal Liberty Digest writes that, “Popular former New Mexico Governor and 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has announced that he plans to launch another bid for the Oval Office in 2016, which could be a year for unprecedented libertarian success in the presidential contest.”

Unprecedented Libertarian success? What would that look […]

Why No Liberal Could Ever Vote For Libertarian Michael McDermott

Over the last day, I’ve been having a discussion with one of our readers, Stephen Kent Gray, about the difference between liberals and Libertarians. The discussion started out when Stephen wanted to know why I didn’t mention Michael McDermott, the Libertarian candidate for New York Governor, in my considerations of who to vote for in […]

Arkansas Democrats, There Is An Alternative To Electing Another Blue Dog As Governor

Given Mike Ross’s long history of collaboration with the Republican Party, the reasonable choice on Election Day for progressive residents of Arkansas is Josh Drake. […]