Author Archives: wredlich

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.

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 ...

Was America Ever Libertarian?

IPR regulars hate when I do this, but I promise this is the last one for a while. I’m writing this to see what IPR readers (especially the libertarians) think about something that’s been bothering me.

Libertarians and anarchists often get challenged with an annoying question. If libertarianism is so great, why hasn’t any country tried it?… Read more ...

Does the Establishment Plant Operatives in Third Parties?

Warren Redlich is the owner of Independent Political Report.

I’m writing this to see if we can have a conversation in the comments about something that has been bugging me. Yes I know this is not a typical post for IPR and some will be annoyed, but I don’t do this often.… Read more ...

Independent Media Crushes Mainstream Over So-Called “Muslim Ban”

The mainstream media yesterday discarded whatever credibility it had left in its coverage of an executive order from Donald Trump.

This is an editorial from IPR owner Warren Redlich. I am certainly not pro-Trump (currently suing three of his surrogates), nor do I agree with Trump’s policies, but I am pro-truth.Read more ...

Book Review: Third Party by Steven Nemerovski

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The new novel Third Party, by Steven Nemerovski, centers on the start of a new third party focused on the state of Illinois. It is a two-volume novel and I just finished Volume I: Starting in the Middle.

I found it riveting and will be diving into Volume II shortly.… Read more ...

Sponsored: Q&A For New Book – Third Party

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Professor Steven Nemerovski recently released a new fast-paced political thriller series, Third Party, that dives into America’s most fascinating dilemma – why is there no effective, competitive third party in our country? And how cut-throat would Democrats and Republicans be if threatened by a successful third party launch? For some, Third Party is political fiction filled with suspense and intrigue.… Read more ...

A Libertarian Response to @GeorgeTakei #whowouldinternyou

George Takei's Twitter profile photo

George Takei’s Twitter profile photo

On September 24th, George Takei trashed Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on his very popular Twitter account.

While this author is a huge fan of Takei (both as a Star Trek actor and for his generally witty social commentary), he’s way off on this Tweet.… Read more ...

Libertarian Publishes A “Lyrical Riddle”

Eric Sundwall, a long-time leader of the Libertarian Party, is publishing something new and different. Titled “The Anarchist’s Dictator: A Lyrical Riddle,” it will be available on Amazon starting Tuesday, September 6th.

I was fortunate to receive a pre-release copy and it’s a fun read. The five chapters are written in varying voices, and all are filled with cute references to philosophers and philosophical traditions.… Read more ...

Redlich Endorses Gary Johnson

This is an editorial by the owner of Independent Political Report. It reflects Mr. Redlich’s views only. He does not speak for the IPR community.

Johnson at podium

Libertarians of the world unite! We have nothing to lose but our freedom!

We libertarians are a fractious bunch. But it is time for us to come together and support Gary Johnson in his run for President.… Read more ...

Test Post for testing commenting issues

We are posting this for the sole purpose of testing potential commenting problems with the website. Please do not comment on this post unless you are one of the people working on this problem.

If you’re not sure if that’s you, it isn’t.… Read more ...

Dan Savage’s Misguided Hate for Third Parties

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Dan Savage delivered a misguided attack on Jill Stein and third parties on his podcast back in May. A few days ago a San Francisco attorney named Ray Everett posted a partial transcript of the podcast showing Sage’s rant and word has spread.

As owner of IPR I feel a need to respond to Savage’s idiotic comments.… Read more ...