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Liberty for America

We have launched a long-term project to collect and make available Libertarian news magazines that elsewise are not readily available.  Don’t expect us to finish in the near future. As our first step, we have collected almost all issues of Liberty for America magazine, a monthly publication that covered news events in the libertarian political movement that occurred between 2008…

Apologies for the Absence

We had had our URL and nameserver registration with Google.  Recently, Google transferred those activities to another company, which apparently did an automated transfer of our registration to their machines.  For unclear reasons, the other company reset the nameserver list  — the datum that tells your computer where to look on the internet for our web site — to their…

LNC Meeting, April 7, 2024 Now with Ending

Monday AM: I made an editing pass, mostly for spelling and grammar issues. I also obtained the discussion after the Executive Session, which did not do anything.  (Added at end). Meeting is starting.  68 people are present. Meeting came to order at 4:07 PM Eastern.  They are preparing to livestream. They are taking attendance. Two regional alternates, Hall and Redpath,…

A Short Primer on Borrowing Money to Fix a Political Party

An Analysis by Nicholas Sarwark Libertarian Party Reconstruction — The Libertarian National Committee is considering a $250K line of credit secured by the national headquarters to avoid insolvency before convention. There are some differences between 2022 and 2024. Dear Friends, It’s fifty-two days until the opening gavel of the 2024 Libertarian National Convention, and even though we sent out a…

Fundraising by Libertarian Presidential Candidates

Mapstead and ter Maat lead. These numbers are from the FEC, the most recent report deadline being late March covering spending through February. As may be seen, the candidates fall into three groups by amount of money raised. There are apparently other candidates who have not yet raised any money. Lars Mapstead $538,703.62 Michael ter Maat $206,416.71 Chase Oliver $68,284.05…

LPUS Membership Holds Steady

LNC Director of Operations Hannah Kennedy has reported LPUS membership as of the end of the month. In September, 2023, LPUS Sustaining Membership was 12,317. It is now 12,358, and increase of 41. In intervening months, membership has been as low as 12,326, with a one-month spike up to 12,747. Life memberships have increased over the same period, from 3,248…

Editorial: How to Make the LP Better

404: 50 labs of innovation not found An Editorial from Casey Crowe One of the best things about the United States is that ideally, it is supposed to be what we libertarians often call “50 labs of innovation.” Meaning, each state should be free to try new policies and ideas that promise to improve outcomes and efficiency compared to their…

Editorial: Situation Report: Fifty-three days to D.C.

An Editorial from Nick Sarwark Many things have happened in and outside of the Libertarian Party that have shifted the momentum against the Mises Caucus, but there’s still much work to be done. How can you help? Dear Friends, It’s been eleven days since we published our last Situation Report on the Libertarian Party. It covered the resignation of the…

Editorial: The Libertarian Party on March 21st

An Editorial by Nick Sarwark First of a series of editorials on the national Libertarian Party and what should be done by its supporters. Situation Report: March 21st was sixty-four days away from the National Convention. On March 21st, Nick Sarwark wrote: Dear Friends, A lot can happen in sixty-four days. There are sixty-four days until the opening gavel of…