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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.

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

With all the interest here about Larry Sharpe’s campaign for NY Governor it occurred to me yesterday to see how he’s doing on Google Trends. This might seem like a “bad news” story but read to the end and you’ll see the ray of hope I found.

According to Wikipedia, “Google Trends is a website by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe’s TV Ad

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

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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.

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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 ...

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 ...