April 4, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA'S Libertarian Party this week selected a marijuana-legalization activist on federal probation as its candidate in the May 20 special election for an at-large City Council seat. The party filed a nomination certificate for Richard Tamaccio yesterday, according to the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Tamaccio, a comedian who uses the stage name n.a. Poe, also filed a ballot name-change affidavit seeking to list himself on the ballot as Nikki Allen Poe. Tamaccio, 34, who this week registered to vote as a Libertarian, said in an email that he "will be attacking the Local 98 machine and running a grass-roots peoples campaign.
September 19, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Libertarian flaws Political columnist John Baer should have provided a more complete picture of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson ("Johnson worth a a look," Wednesday). For instance, Johnson wants to slash Medicare and Medicaid programs by 43 percent and raise the retirement age to at least 70. He opposes any sensible gun control. In an interview with the Washington Post, he didn't know what the nuclear triad is (submarine-launched ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and heavy bombers)
October 1, 1997 |
For months, the underdog Republican in the Philadelphia district attorney's race has been trying to get incumbent Lynne Abraham to agree to a debate. He has finally succeeded. The two candidates, along with Libertarian Party standard-bearer Leon Aristotle Williams, will meet for a one-hour debate Oct. 20 in the Sixth Street studios of public television station WHYY (Channel 12). The debate will be sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
September 10, 2016 |
It would be easy to describe Gary Johnson's appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday as having doomed his third-party candidacy for president were it not for the fact that his candidacy was already doomed. The English language lacks a good way to describe something that was already in very bad shape and then, somehow, becomes far worse rather dramatically. Like if the Titanic had begun sinking but then blew up. Johnson was talking politics with the Morning Joe crew when regular guest Mike Barnicle shifted gears.
October 13, 1999
An editorial yesterday endorsing the reelection of the First District City Council incumbent, Democrat Frank DiCicco, failed to note two other challengers on the ballot: Steven N. Kush of the Libertarian Party and Reform Party candidate Anthony Archevala.
August 19, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - The state Republican Party is challenging candidate petitions by members of the Constitution and Libertarian Parties, seeking to bounce from the state ballot candidates for president, vice president, and several other offices. Line-by-line reviews of the candidates' petition signatures ordered by a state Commonwealth Court judge will begin Monday at the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Analysts say Republicans are probably worried that conservatives dissatisfied with their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, will defect to Constitution or Libertarian candidates.
July 27, 1996 |
For any other politician, it would have been an unusual campaign stop: Twenty-somethings in cutoff jeans, bandanas, bikinis and tattoos sat on the grass across from the White House, singing loudly: "Marijuana. Marijuana. Hey, Hey. Get hiiiigh. " Suspicious-smelling smoke hung in the hot afternoon air. Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Harry Browne stepped up to the microphone, looking every inch a stodgy conservative. Blue suit with matching socks. Gold watch. Coiffed silver-white hair.
September 13, 1987 |
Ron Paul, born in Pittsburgh in 1935, once a flight surgeon in the Air Force and a former member of Congress from Texas, has given up on the Republican Party and its most recent contribution to the presidency - Ronald Reagan - and decided to run for the White House himself. But voters looking for Paul will not find him elbow-to-elbow with the presidential aspirants of the two major political parties. He does need money, and sure, he would take a few photo opportunities. But Paul does not want delegates.
December 13, 2004
Non-taxpaying Libertarian has right to protest Bob Martin's Dec. 2 commentary, "Movement evades income tax - and honesty" condemns the entire Libertarian Party because Arthur Farnsworth, our treasurer, is having a payment dispute with the federal government. Martin suggests that the Libertarian Party should either inform the public they are obligated to pay federal income taxes - as if we are some governmental agency - or acknowledge that we are the political arm of the tax-honesty movement.
August 30, 1989 |
At first glance, Linda Morrison, a Queen Village liberal, and Steven Givot, a conservative Chicago intellectual, seem to have little in common. Morrison, 40, came of age in the '60s protesting the Vietnam War and supporting women's rights. "I was a liberal Democrat," she says. She's spent much of the '80s opposing the Center City Convention Center project as a waste of tax dollars. Givot, 39, is a businessman who ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois in 1984 with heavy support from national conservative politicians.