Meet Cliff Willmeng, Who Could Be First Socialist Elected in Boulder County

Cliff Willmeng is the Green Party candidate for Boulder County commissioner. He's also a socialist, and he sees his possible win in the November election as "a game changer... . Coming into office as Boulder County's first socialist would be historic. I don't know how else to describe it." In discussing what a socialist Boulder County might look like for a recent Westword post, Boulder County Democratic Socialists of America co-chair Austin Bennett noted his organization's endorsement of Willmeng and Theresa Stets, a hopeful in House District 12. Bennett also stressed Boulder County DSA's close relationship with East Boulder County United, which Willmeng helped found, as well as his belief that local government would be improved if typical working folks had a fighting chance to win at the ballot box there. Continue reading

You have to hand it to the Green Party

Were the Greens the spoilers — yet again? So you might think, reading about Tuesday’s special election in the vacant Ohio 12th congressional seat, in which Republican Troy Balderson is ahead of Democratic opponent Danny O’Connor by the slimmest of margins — a mere 1,754 votes as of early Thursday. And so comes the familiar trope: Had it not been for the dastardly hippies voting Green, Balderson’s victory margin would have been far smaller, just 627 votes, assuming that all 1,127 Green voters would have opted for O’Connor. That tiny margin would have triggered an automatic recount under Ohio law. Continue reading

No, Alyssa Milano, Neither the Green Party nor Russians are to Blame for the Democrat’s Ineptitude

It has become as common as Donald Trump’s contemptuous tweets and Nancy Pelosi’s duplicitous smile. What I’m referring to is the maelstrom that erupts from the sheep who remain with her even though Hillary Clinton could care less about her hangers on. The minute some also-ran Democrat loses by a few thousand votes or a fraction of a percentage, the next day a gaggle of jackals take to social media to blame people who refuse to vote for the ever bankrupt Democrat part Continue reading

No, Alyssa Milano, the Green Party did not spoil Democrat Danny O'Connor's victory

COLUMBUS - A hotly contested congressional race in central Ohio turned everyone into a political pundit, including actress Alyssa Milano.  The "Charmed" actress known for giving the #MeToo movement a bigger microphone blamed supporters of Green Party candidate Joe Manchik for Democrat Danny O'Connor's presumably narrow loss.  Continue reading

The Utility of the RussiaGate Conspiracy

To the shock of many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Not least shocked were corporate media, and the political establishment more generally; the Princeton Election Consortium confidently predicted an over 99 percent chance of a Clinton victory, while MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (10/17/16) said it could be a “Goldwater-style landslide.” Indeed, Hillary Clinton and her team actively attempted to secure a Trump primary victory, assured that he would be the easiest candidate to beat. The Podesta emails show that her team considered even before the primaries that associating Trump with Vladimir Putin and Russia would be a winning strategy and employed the tactic throughout 2016 and beyond. Continue reading

Martin Marietta throws peaceful protest under the bus

Martin Marietta serves six oil and gas activists with subpoenas. Part of wrongful termination suit. LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- Cliff Willmeng says he was more than a little surprised when a subpoena from Martin Marietta Materials showed up at his front door. Continue reading

US Green Party hoping to make gains in midterm elections

The Green Party in the US is hoping to capitalise on the current political impasse in November's midterm elections. The party believes it can take advantage of anger at the Trump administration and frustration with the Democratic Party. Continue reading

State Appeals Ruling That Blocks Green Party Ballot Access

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state is appealing a judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot because they did not gather enough signatures to qualify. The notice was filed late Wednesday with the Montana Supreme Court along with a separate motion asking District Judge James Reynolds to temporarily suspend his July 9 order pending the appeal. Continue reading

Going Green: Green Party talk

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY – Behind the established political parties sit outlaying groups looking to have a voice in mainstream politics.  Each month a group called the Lackawanna County Green Party meets to discuss state and national issues and how they can help locally by voting and being active in their community.  Continue reading

Why do pollsters ignore NY Gov candidates Larry Sharpe and Howie Hawkins?

A News Growl Special Report uncovers evidence of bias against third party candidates among some of America's most respected polling organizations. On November 6th New Yorkers will choose their governor using ballots with at least four options on them. Two of those options, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Larry Sharpe, are running unusually strong third party campaigns and have been doing so for months. Continue reading