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Authority Elbows In At The Libertarian Party National Convention

Tomorrow, the 2014 national convention of the Libertarian Party will begin. For a Libertarian convention, the convention looks tightly focused on rules and regulations. The first several events are:

Training Bylaws Committee Meeting Credentials Committee Meeting Convention Registration & Delegate Credentialing

They’re Libertarians, so why can’t they all just agree to show up, and then [...]

Democracy Conference Coming Soon In Wisconsin… But What Is It?

From August 7-11 in Madison, Wisconsin, people will be attending The Democracy Convention, a convention that is promoting democracy. Of course, democracy is nothing more than a system of government that allows citizens to dictate the course of their government. Democracies can be as varied as the political opinions that shape them.

So, which kind [...]

3 Big Protests Loom for the end of Summer 2012: DNC, RNC, NYC

Some people schedule their summers around expensive megaconcerts. Some people schedule their summers around beach parties. Some people schedule their summers around protest. If you’re in the last category, here’s your heads-up for the end of Summer 2012:

Big protest #1: March on the Republican National Convention, Tampa FL, August 27-30

Big protest #2: March [...]

New Americans Elect Rule: Delegates Won’t be able to Reverse the Exclusion of Some Candidates at All

Americans Elect is the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination in American history, and Americans Elect has just released a new set of Convention Rules. You can read through a mirrored copy of the new Rules here and compare them to the old Rules for yourself. Americans Elect is characterizing the rules as a loosening of [...]

Americans Elect Enacted New Bylaws November 18. What Changed? What Didn’t Change?

The 501c4 corporation Americans Elect is arranging for the nation’s first-ever privately-run online nomination of candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. As with any other corporation in the United States, it has a set of bylaws. On November 18, 2011 the Americans Elect corporation held an unannounced meeting at [...]

Americans Elect Bylaws Available in Searchable Full Text

Americans Elect is a section 501c4 corporation with a purpose of arranging the nomination and election of its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In a positive step, Americans Elect has written out its bylaws. Unfortunately, Americans Elect has not shared these bylaws with the public on its [...]

Americans Elect Provides 1st Public Statement of its Presidential Goals, Raising Questions

The group formerly known as Unity08 and briefly renamed the Unity12 Task Force has resurfaced as Americans Elect. Until this week, Americans Elect had remained a private Section 527 organization, registered with the IRS and issuing a variety of mission statements. Late this week, however, Americans Elect made its first public declaration of goals:

Americans [...]

Start Seeing Other Parties: Green Party National Meeting, July 23-26 2009

When you believe in accountability for torture but your party doesn’t pursue it, what do you do? When you oppose warrantless search and surveillance but your party doesn’t, what do you do? When you believe in universal health care but your party doesn’t enact it, what do you do? When you believe in enforcing the [...]

When Democrats Agree to Inject Religion in Politics, Religions Fight Over Which One

The backlash was inevitable.

Last week, the Democratic Party filled its quadrennial convention with references to gods, appeals to gods and even the claim that gods are working for the Democrats. Well, that’s not entirely accurate; actually, all of the many references to gods during the Democratic National Convention were references to one, single, provincial [...]

GOP Appoints Blackwell as Platform Vice Chair, Confirming Moral Rot

I read this morning that the Republican Party has appointed former Ohio Secretary of State and former candidate for Ohio Governor Ken Blackwell to be Vice Chairman of its Platform Committee, the committee dedicated to writing the 2008 platform for the Republican National Convention.

Who is going to be leading the effort to write the [...]

The Violent Bicycles of Denver Worry Democrats And Police

It doesn’t send a positive message that Democratic Party officials are getting special police protection from bicycles. If I were head of the Democratic National Committee, I’d make sure to issue an official statement condemning the paranoid police pursuit of bicycles – and I’d tell the Denver Police to back off. [...]