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June 1, 2008

Paul Jacob Tells his Story at the Libertarian National Convention

Back in November of last year, I shared the story of Paul Jacob, Susan Johnson, and Rick Carpenter. Together, they are sometimes referred to as “the Oklahoma 3.” Their crime, “conspiracy against the state” (what we know as petitioning the government for a redress of grievances) could cost them 10 years in prison and $25,000 […]

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May 25, 2008

Concluding thoughts on the 2008 Libertarian National Convention

First of all, I would like to thank Andrew Davis, the Communications Director of the Libertarian Party for granting the new media in general and The Liberty Papers in-particular full access to the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. To say that attending this convention was a thrill would be an understatement. I had the opportunity to […]

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Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee

Libertarian Party Press Release: Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee Former Congressman plans to take the White House as Libertarian candidate Denver – The Libertarian Party has nominated former Congressman Bob Barr as its candidate for president for the 2008 election. “I’m sure we will emerge here with the strongest ticket in […]

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Live Blogging the Libertarian Convention Vote

To win the nomination, a candidate has to earn a majority of votes. Most likley there will be several rounds of voting. I’ll post the totals from each round. 1st Vote Bob Barr 153 (25%) Mary Ruwart 152 (25%) Wayne Allyn Root 123 (20%) Mike Gravel 71 (11%) George Phillies 49 Steve Kubby 41 Mike […]

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Post-Debate Press Conference

Stephen and I attended the post-debate press conference last night where candidates fielded questions from media and bloggers. Stephen asked a question to the candidates about pardoning non-violent drug offenders. The video is divided into two parts. The first is Mike Gravel. He was in the room before the other candidates and kind of took […]

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May 24, 2008

Live Blogging the 2008 Libertarian Presidential Debate

7:06 p.m. Barr admires Ayn Rand. 7:10 p.m. Gravel describes the problems associated with the two party system, incorrectly calls the U.S. a democracy, slams big oil, and champions the Libertarian Party. 7:11 p.m. Phillies says vote Libertarian. Describes himself as “the centrist libertarian.” Slams the Bush Administration. 7:14 p.m. Network Down. Sorry. 7:20 p.m. […]

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Interview with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root

Liberty Papers: I’m here with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root and Cornelius Swart of The Portland Sentinel Portland Sentinel: Okay, so how did you feel about yesterday’s debate based on the rankings? Root: I don’t think that really had anything to do with it. This is a very different crowd. The debate was not […]

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Seven Candidates Qualify for Presidential Debate

Press Release: Seven candidates qualify for presidential debate Half of candidates vying for nomination cross threshold for debate participation at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention Denver, CO – Half of the candidates vying for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president have qualified to participate in tonight’s presidential debate at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention. Since […]

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Scenes from the Libertarian National Convention

This first day of covering the Libertarian National Convention has been very exciting so far. I haven’t had an opportunity to spend much time at any of the events but I have been talking to delegates and presidential candidates (interviews will be posted later). Jason Pye has been busy posting his experience and insights at […]

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May 21, 2008

The Liberty Papers to Cover the National Convention in Denver

The Libertarian Convention of course! Which convention did you think I was talking about? The Libertarian National Convention will run this Memorial Day weekend beginning on Thursday, May 22nd and ending on Monday, May 26th. I plan on attending the convention representing The Liberty Papers as a citizen journalist on Saturday, Sunday, and possibly Monday. […]

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