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Third Party Politics news and analysis from The Nation
November 8, 2022
A Libertarian Candidate Shares Her Abortion Story to Push Back on the Party’s Right-Wing Shift
In May, the Libertarian Party removed support for abortion rights from its platform. Kelly Halldorson is running for governor of New Hampshire to fight the cooptation of her party by the alt-right.
October 12, 2022
The American Socialism That Might Have Been
Despite their minority status, the Socialists had been a significant force in American politics before patriotic war hysteria brought on an era of repression.
August 9, 2022
Seeing the Backside of the Forward Party
Andrew Yang’s lament that “millions of Americans” are appalled by the FBI’s raid on Trump’s home shows how sad, empty, and maybe dangerous his new party’s politics really are.
August 1, 2022
The Myth of Libertarian Exit
Raymond Craib’s new book,
, traces the history of individualist, property-oriented “escape” projects pursued by the likes of Michael Oliver, Peter Thiel, and Bitcoin bros.
July 7, 2022
How Many Battalions Does the Left Have in New York State?
After a disastrous showing in last week’s Democratic primary, the state’s institutional left looks weak and inconsequential.
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June 6, 2022
The Libertarian Party Goes Alt-Right
By embracing bigotry, Libertarians are poised to help reelect Trump.
November 1, 2021
Meet the Socialist Candidate for NYC Mayor
Front-runner Eric Adams, who is all but certain to win the New York City mayoral race Tuesday, is facing a field of rivals, including Cathy Rojas, a public school teacher from Queens.
July 27, 2021
The Working Families Party’s Amazing Disappearing Ballot Line
Thanks to the city’s notoriously incompetent Board of Elections, when New Yorkers go to the polls in November, the WFP will not be on the ballot.
June 28, 2021
The Political Revolution Comes to… Buffalo?
The stunning victory of socialist challenger India Walton over the city’s four-term incumbent has ignited a revolution here—if she can keep it.
April 30, 2021
How to Stop Andrew Yang
Ranked-choice voting allows New Yorkers to block this celebrity candidate even without a clear progressive front-runner.