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Florida town now has two elected Libertarian officials

The town of Frostproof, located in Polk County, Florida, now has two elected Libertarian officials, as Austin Gravley was elected to the city council on April 4. Even though the election was nonpartisan, Gravley switched his voter registration to Libertarian the day before the election. Gravley won the one-on-one race with almost 62 percent of the […]

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What EpiPen and Lasik reveal about healthcare

EpiPen is basically early 1900s technology. It’s a syringe containing adrenaline, attached to a spring. During the last couple of years, the price has increased from $100 per device to $600. Even though production cost has gone down to $10 per device, the price has gone up. Laser eye surgery, on the other hand, is […]

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Illinois LP elects five new officeholders

Five members of the Illinois Libertarian Party  (LP) were elected to office on April 4, and three more were reelected. “With how divided our country was left after this last election, people are looking for integrity and principles.  The LP is the party of principles, and people are flocking to be a part of that,” […]

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Libertarians: The men and women in the arena

by Carla Howell How often have you heard critics of the Libertarian Party say, “You guys never win.” Such accusations are usually launched by Democratic or Republican voters, who vote for the “winners.” Or by people who are not active in politics. They’re critics in the bleachers who do not dare step onto the playing […]

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Two more Republican officeholders join the LP

Kankakee County Board Representative Jim Byrne of Illinois, and Ed Zielinski, an elected councilman of Elsmere, Delaware, have joined the Libertarian Party. Byrne announced in December that he has officially joined the Illinois LP, and now serves as vice chairman of the new Kankakee County Libertarian Party central committee that was formed last fall. Byrne […]

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In Oxnard, Starr keeps fighting

by Sandra Kallander A post-Election Day drama has been playing out in Aaron Starr’s twin battles: one for a seat on the Oxnard City Council, which he lost by less than 1 percent of the vote, and the other to implement Measure M, a ballot initiative Starr championed and won, but which now finds itself […]

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