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Complete November 2010 election results online

We have posted a table with results for 800 Libertarian candidates in the November 2, 2010 election. Link to November 2010 election results page. At the bottom of the page there is also a spreadsheet file for anyone who would like more details or would like to analyze the results. Libertarians got a total of 15.3 million votes in November 2010, compared to 12.6 million in 2008, and 12.8 million in 2006.

Bumbling Omaha Mayor Attempts Chicago-Style Politics as Recall Election Looms

The latest blunder in a string of blunders by Omaha Mayor Jim “I’m not subtle about Omaha” Suttle and his “Forward Omaha” lackeys may impact local charities that help the homeless.  Fears are rising that donations to homeless shelters will dry-up if Omaha citizens blame charities for the Mayor’s attempt to bus, then allegedly pay homeless persons to vote early in the recall election. 

LP Monday Message: Republicans are about to double-cross Tea Partiers

January 17, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. MLK suffered serious personal risk to fight against government violations of the rights of minorities. I'm glad we remember him each year.

Although it's a day off for many people, we're hard at work at LP Headquarters today. We've spent the weekend working on some internal computer upgrades, and hopefully we can complete that project today.

We also have a new video on our home page for you.

TSA: Airport Security is Impossible says William Stone III

The concept of “airport security” is actually Access Control.  ”Access Control” is a catch-all concept that basically boils down to the idea of controlling who can get into a particular area and who can’t.

The reason that access control is impossible in an airport is very, very simple.  The underpinning of all access control is this concept:

Deny access to everyone but a few individuals.

John Green on Freedom: Blog posting by Economist David Henderson

It has become so standard, when a family has had a tragedy, for a family member to advocate some further restriction on freedom even if that restriction would create more tragedies than it would prevent. It's kind of understandable. When a family member dies, we feel so impotent. We want to do something. I've never had something like John Green's tragedy of losing a beautiful vibrant little girl. The closest I've come is my brother's suicide, which was a shock, but the suicide of a 22-year old is different from the murder of a 9-year old.

Wes Benedict interviewed by Russian Television

Watch last week's interview of LP executive director Wes Benedict.

Survey Shows Libertarian Values Among MIT Students

The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s oldest and largest newspaper, released the results from its political survey conducted last year.  A total of 20% of the school’s undergraduate and graduate population responded to the questionnaire from October 2010.

The results show that 23% of the respondents consider themselves libertarian. Of that group, 35% believe that the Libertarian Party best represents their political views. That is compared to the 9% who believe that the Republican Party best represents them and the 23% who chose the Democratic Party.

Utah Newspaper Publishes Libertarian Essay

On Sunday December 19, 2010, The Salt lake Tribune, Utah’s largest newspaper, published a libertarian essay on the privatization of liquor sales. “Limited Government: Privatize Liquor Sales” appeared on the front page of the Sunday paper’s opinion section.

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