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About wredlich

Warren Redlich is CEO of SpinJ Corporation, which became owner of IPR in November 2012. He was the 2010 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York, and has run for office as a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, and Liberal.

Larry Sharpe Breaks 50K – Ballot Access for Libertarians in New York

Libertarian NY Governor candidate Larry Sharpe broke the 50K vote barrier in New York State handily. At this writing he has nearly 86,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting so he could break 90K. He’s running about 1.6% of the vote, not far behind Howie Hawkins of the Green Party who is at 1.66% with 90,000 votes at this writing.… Read more ...

Sharpe NY Campaign Finance Update

Larry Sharpe’s campaign has filed their 11-day pre-general campaign finance report. In the first three weeks of October the campaign raised another $73,000 and spent $65,000, closing with $32,000 in cash on hand.

The largest sums were spent on consultants and lawn signs, with campaign manager Brian Waddell receiving nearly $7000.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe Raises $139K in 70 Days

The Larry Sharpe campaign reported raising nearly $140,000 in its 32-day pre-general campaign finance filing. The report covers a period of a little over two months. Sharpe is the Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York.

The campaign spent roughly the same amount during the period and reported $24,000 on hand for the final month of the campaign.… Read more ...

NY Poll: Sharpe Likely to Win Ballot Access

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York, did well in a late September poll conducted by Siena College Research Institute. Poll numbers showed Sharpe getting 2% of the vote from likely voters. This is better than the numbers for Howie Hawkins, who usually does well enough to maintain ballot access for the Green Party.… Read more ...

Is Larry Sharpe Beating Marc Molinaro?

As the NY Governor’s general election race begins to heat up, the news media has started covering Republican candidate Marc Molinaro. The big question is why.

Molinaro has raised a tiny amount of money for a GOP candidate, barely over $1 million. He has zero chance of winning the election.

What’s most interesting is that Molinaro is losing on a variety of measures to Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe on Google Trends

Update: As of October 28th, Sharpe continues to be competitive with Molinaro on Google Trends. The Republican did see a large increase thanks to his inclusion (and Sharpe’s exclusion) in the October 23 debate and with typical mainstream media press coverage surging for him. But Sharpe is still doing well, especially for a third party candidate.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe’s TV Ad

NY Libertarian Governor candidate Larry Sharpe released this new TV ad on Facebook today.

Larry Sharpe on the Joe Rogan Experience

NY Libertarian Governor candidate was interviewed Thursday on the very popular Joe Rogan podcast. On YouTube the video already has over 400,000 views. The interview is over two hours long.

Will Larry Sharpe Break 50K in New York?

Warren Redlich was the 2010 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York. He occasionally drops in with articles like this that don’t really fit with IPR’s usual approach but he gets away with it because he owns IPR.

A recent article in Newsday mentioned NY Libertarian Governor candidate Larry Sharpe:

Sharpe, a businessman, consultant and former Marine who lives in New York City, points to fundraising (he’s raised more than $100,000) and the 2016 election, in which Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson got 176,000 votes in New York, as reasons for optimism.

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Warren Redlich: ‘Why They Hate Rifles’

Editorial by IPR owner Warren Redlich. While some other IPR writers agree others may not.

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting the gun control leadership is going all out to ban modern rifles like the AR-15. It might seem completely irrational if you pay attention to facts, logic and public policy.… Read more ...

Bitcoin Bifurcation, Third Parties, and Legal Issues

Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are surging in value, at least for the moment. That is also causing a surge in attention.

Governments are wary of cryptocurrencies for the same reasons that libertarians love them. As Wikipedia puts it:

In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System, corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of fiat money or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers.

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Commenting Issues on IPR

There have been a number of complaints recently about comments on IPR.

The biggest issue that bothers me is the claim that people are posting under the names of others, making it look like one person is saying something else.

I’m thinking about requiring people to login in order to comment.… Read more ...