20 CA Green Party Members Elected in 2013: Odd-Year Record

Twenty California Greens elected in 2013 – Record for an odd-numbered year

Youtube removes original video, due to copyright infringement

Hat/Tip to Independent Political Report for the story at the Pirate Party website 1/11/2011: YouTube pulls original user’s video due to “Copyright Infringement” News Article By: Justin, FSP Founder & Editor, January 10, 2010

Video: Sparrow for President

KW writes: Sparrow, famous among NYC poetry circles, is running for President of the United States (again). Below is an exclusive interview from back-stage at The Poetry Project’s annual New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon. About the video…

Who may belong to the Congressional Black Caucus?

There is a very interesting development in the world of politics. The Congressional Black Caucus [CBC] — traditionally a group of Democratic Congresspeople — may open its doors to black, Republican Congresspeople. Besides issues related to the ideology and membership of the potential Republican members, there is another interesting aspect to this change: What will […]

Ralph Nader makes Election Day appearance on Democracy Now!

from Democracy Now! Ralph Nader joins us on Tuesday’s show to discuss the 2010 midterm elections. If you wake up in the middle of the night with a great question for Mr. Nader about specific candidates, campaign issues, or ballot initiatives, post it here. We hope to have time to take a couple of questions […]

Third parties in Pennsylvania team up for ballot access lawsuit

from Ballot Access News Pennsylvania Minor Parties File Brief in 3rd Circuit October 20th, 2010 On October 20, the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties of Pennsylvania filed this 39-page brief in the Third Circuit.  The case is Constitution Party of Pennsylvania v Cortes, 10-3205.  The issues are the Pennsylvania challenge system that subjects minor parties […]

NY Times Letter to Editor: Green Party Responds to Thomas Friedman

Thanks to Independent Political Report for the tip. The letter below, and several more, were published in the NY Times in response to Thomas Friedman’s editorial, Third Party Rising. To the Editor: In his call for a third party, Thomas L. Friedman writes about a “radical center” between Democrats and Republicans. But instead of a […]

Florida Secretary Of State Denies Ballot Access To Libertarian Governor Candidate

from Ballot Access News Florida Secretary of State Removes Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate from Ballot September 4th, 2010 The Florida Secretary of State’s office has removed John Wayne Smith from the November ballot.  He is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor.  The Secretary of State’s office says he didn’t submit all the necessary forms.  However, Smith […]

Hofstra to 1/3 of Voters: Drop Dead, Again

Hofstra has a history of ignoring and/or dismissing third party candidates. At the 2008 Presidential, real, third party candidates were not allowed. This time, in 2010, Hofstra is hosting a “Renew New York Initiative” which is only inviting the two, major parties, and will be aired on Newsday/News 12, ironically, an oppressive media duopoly.

Top 10 Posts of 2009: Wilderside New Year’s Countdown

Our Top Ten Posts of 2009 (in reverse order for drama…) 10. Long Island Concerts Winter/Spring 2009 Though we lean heavily towards politics, we do also consider ourselves to be an arts and culture website.  As with politics, we like to cover music that the corporate media ignores.  Our number ten top post this year […]

A Multipartisan Contest: Who does Dem. Senate Leader John Sampson mean by “we”?

The Wilderside’s “We Want More Than Bipartisanship Contest” Political blogger Elizabeth Benjamin caught a great line from an editorial that NY State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson (D) wrote: “Bipartisanship is the only tool that will help fix New York’s problems.” Bipartisanship. Harumph. Why is the word “bipartisanship” such a pet peeve of mine? Because, […]

News and commentary: Boston Globe supports exclusion of third parties in debate

KW: Two stories, then, comments by Ian Wilder at the bottom… from Ballot Access News Massachusetts Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Wants 3-Candidate Debates December 15th, 2009 The Boston Globe has this story, which says that in the upcoming special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee, Martha Coakley, wants all the debates […]

2010 Congressional Elections

Okay, that election’s over. So, what is next? If you want to know, a very extensive article on races to watch for the 2010 midterm elections. (An interesting article for third party activists to study and strategize with.) At CQ Politics One Year Out, Parties Prep for the Big Dance By Greg Giroux / November […]

Suffolk County Conservative Party Wins Lawsuit Against “Raiders”

from Ballot Access News Suffolk County Conservative Party Wins Lawsuit Against Raiders September 23rd, 2009 On September 18, the New York Supreme Court, Suffolk County, won its lawsuit to expel a mass entry into the party by members of four organizations that represent Long Island police, especially the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association. New York […]

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