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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.

A Libertarian Response to @GeorgeTakei #whowouldinternyou

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


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 ...

Saturn on Weld: A Gun-Grabbing Neocon

From Saturn’s Repository:

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson tapped former Massachusetts Governor William Weld as his pick for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nomination. Though ardent Johnson supporters laud the move as making the Libertarian Party ticket “viable,” there has been a strong backlash from those who do not believe Weld is libertarian.… Read more ...

Florida Libertarian Convention Report

This reporter attended the Libertarian Party of Florida convention on Saturday in West Palm Beach.

LNC Executive Director Wes Benedict spoke early in the day, talking about the challenge of persuading people effectively. He offered a mild libertarian vision (cut military less than 50 percent, minor reductions in social security). The attendees responded with a standing ovation.… Read more ...

The Economist Features Free State Project

The libertarian Free State Project was the subject of an article in The Economist this week. Below is a link to the full article as well as an excerpt. The whole article is a great read for libertarians.

Live free, or try

The FSP devised a pledge for activists to sign, by which they agreed to move to New Hampshire if 19,999 other libertarians made the same commitment.… Read more ...

Test post – related to commenting change

Just testing.

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Comments now limited to registered users

troll doll

Due to recent problems with trolls, I have decided to require user registration and login before posting comments. I checked with key players on IPR and the consensus was to give this a try.

This may only be temporary. We will see how it goes. If anyone has any complaints or concerns please e-mail me at… Read more ...

Problems Logging In?

Some users (including the site owner) have been having problems logging into IPR. This appears to be a glitch with the JetPack plugin.

If you are having this problem on the IPR website, please e-mail me at and send me your IP address in the e-mail.

Warren… Read more ...

IPR Theme Updated

My brother made some changes to the theme which may satisfy some of the concerns, especially making it easier to tell which comments you’ve clicked on already.

Please let us know if it’s working better for you.

Warren… Read more ...