Updated for a Politico analysis on the Libertarian Party prospects, for a Tom Tomorrow comic, and for an article on an increasingly visible split among Britain’s Tories over Brexit.
I can’t make this shit up:
“We think it’s an outrageous and brazen appointment to have a former legal director of the SPLC be the prosecutor of a complaint that was filed by the SPLC,” said [Harry Mihet of the Liberty Counsel].
Michael Gryboski, “Roy Moore Is Victim of Political ‘Witch Hunt,’ Says Legal Group,” Christian Post, May 29, 2016, http://www.christianpost.com/news/roy-moore-is-victim-of-political-witch-hunt-says-legal-group-splc-164591/
Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, “Bombing Hiroshima changed the world, but it didn’t end WWII,” Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-stone-kuznick-hiroshima-obama-20160524-snap-story.html
The headline on Shane Goldmacher’s analysis misses the Libertarian Party’s “limited government, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, anti-war, pro-drug legalization message” that may draw votes from both left and right. The socially liberal, anti-war, and pro-drug liberalization parts of that message will appeal to many Bernie Sanders supporters—the very folks that Hillary Clinton must win over and really can’t. So the huge question here, really not addressed in the article, is whom does the Johnson-Weld ticket take more votes from?
Shane Goldmacher, “Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?” Politico, May 29, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/libertarians-johnson-weld-trump-gary-william-223703
Jessie Hellmann, “Gary Johnson wins Libertarian nomination,” Hill, May 29, 2016, http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281642-johnson-wins-libertarianination
Jessie Hellmann, “Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP,” Hill, May 29, 2016, http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281652-weld-wins-libertarianination-for-vice-president
Andrew Sparrow, “Tory MPs escalate party turmoil with open call for Cameron to quit,” Guardian, May 29, 2016, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/29/andrew-brigden-conservatives-david-cameron-fractured-eu-debate-election
- Michael Gryboski, “Roy Moore Is Victim of Political ‘Witch Hunt,’ Says Legal Group,” Christian Post, May 29, 2016, http://www.christianpost.com/news/roy-moore-is-victim-of-political-witch-hunt-says-legal-group-splc-164591/↩
- Shane Goldmacher, “Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?” Politico, May 29, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/libertarians-johnson-weld-trump-gary-william-223703↩