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The Libertarian Party Just Got Its First Statewide Elected Officeholder: NM Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn
2018

The Libertarian Party Just Got Its First Statewide Elected Officeholder: NM Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn

On Saturday the Libertarian Party gained its first official holder of a statewide elected office, the Sante Fe New Mexican reports. Aubrey Dunn, Jr., the New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, has officially left the Republicans and switched his voter registration to Libertarian. Building on the official major-party status secured […]

Vermont is the First State to Legislate Marijuana Legalization, But There’s A Catch
Marijuana

Vermont is the First State to Legislate Marijuana Legalization, But There’s A Catch

History was made when Vermont became the first state to legislate recreational marijuana legalization. The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled state House and Senate and signed by Republican Governor Phil Scott. Accomplishing legalization legislatively was always recognized as a more difficult endeavor. Entrenched incumbents, who had been elected in […]

Establishment Democrats and Republicans Teamed Up to Pass Unconstitutional Spying Bill
Law

Establishment Democrats and Republicans Teamed Up to Pass Unconstitutional Spying Bill

In spite of a growing bipartisan coalition urging reform, the establishment of both parties in the House of Representatives helped push through a controversial extension of the notorious “Section 702,” reauthorizing warrantless mass-spying on Americans. Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), agencies like the National Security Agency are allowed […]