Wedding cakes have become a controversial topic, as a few bakers who object to gay marriages on religious grounds decline to make cakes for those weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court heard Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5, and will soon decide whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips should be legally required to […]
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On Dec. 6, the price of bitcoin surpassed $13,000, gaining more than $1,000 in value from a record high only the previous day. In April 2013, back when the price of bitcoin fluctuated between $76 and $266, Slate writer Eric Posner called the digital currency “a libertarian fantasy.” The Libertarian Party was already accepting bitcoin […]
Alabama voters have more candidates to choose from than controversial GOP nominee Roy Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Seven other candidates have declared as write-in candidates, including Libertarian Party candidate Ron Bishop. All nine have been invited to participate in a candidate debate on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Perry County […]
Sexual misconduct has long been a problem in both the public and private spheres, but today there is a stark difference between intolerance of sexual misconduct in the world of business and tolerance in the world of politics. Private-sector organizations have begun taking decisive action to cut ties with sexual predators, while political institutions continue […]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi Arabian King Salman, Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump. During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump posted on Facebook: “Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all […]
Georgia has long had insurmountable ballot access laws, but the Libertarian Party of Georgia and two potential LP congressional candidates have brought suit to challenge them in the U.S. Federal District Court in Atlanta. The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 21, challenges a state requirement that any political party receiving less than 20 percent of the […]
The Roy Moore for Senate campaign has turned into a carnival sideshow. Accusations have come from five women that Judge Roy Moore, Alabama’s Republican Senate candidate made improper sexual advances to teenage girls when he was in his thirties and held office as a District Attorney in Gadsden, AL. Dozens of Republican office holders from […]
The U.S. Department of Justice, in a clear violation of the First Amendment, has required the Russian-funded news network RT to register as a foreign agent under the WWII era Foreign Agents Registration Act. RT, formerly known as Russia Today, faced government threats if it did not comply — including arrest of RT management and […]
On Nov. 7, the Libertarian Party won 12 races for public office, continuing an upward trend in the number of voters who support the party. Last year, the Libertarian Party set its all-time record in presidential elections when the ticket of Gov. Gary Johnson and Gov. Bill Weld won nearly 4.5 million votes from all […]
Libertarian Party candidates are on the ballot on Nov. 7 in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Visit this page throughout the evening for updates about election returns as information becomes available.
Sunday church services at the First Baptist Church on Nov. 5 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, were the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. At least 26 parishioners were killed, including the daughter of the pastor. Another 20 or more were injured.
Senate Republicans are finally marking up their tax reform plan. It’s still unclear what the details may be after lobbyists have had their say and the parochial interests of GOP senators are satisfied, but a few themes are becoming clear.