Tag Archives: libertarian movement

LP Blog: Lanny Friedlander, RIP

From a blog post by Dan Wiener at LP.org on March 26, 2011:

Lanny Friedlander, the originator of Reason Magazine, has passed away.  Nick Gillespie provides more information at this link to Reason.com.

I first met Lanny in the late 1960’s after he founded Reason Magazine and I subscribed to it. 

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Thomas Hill: The libertarian message is peace – be it and live it

by Thomas Hill

BURNET, Texas (Feb. 23) – Since I signed on as the campaign manager of the Lee Wrights for President Exploratory Committee I’ve taken some heat from some of my radical and anarchist friends in the libertarian movement, people I love and respect, for getting involved in electoral politics.… Read more ...

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.” The New York Observer’s Yasha Levine concluded that the brothers are “not very” libertarian, as evidenced by their fondness for “using government subsidies to maximize their own profits.” The Democratic National Committee hammered Koch Industries for laying off 118 workers at a North Carolina plant: “The question for the Kochs is instead of spending money on secret campaigns to fill the government with candidates that will enact their special interest agenda, why aren’t they spending that money on saving those American jobs?”


If these attacks appear to lack a consistent theme, it’s because Democrats need the Koch bogeyman to accomplish so many political tasks.

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R. Lee Wrights: ‘One million American voted Libertarian’

Press release from the Wrights for President exploratory committee emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

BURNET, Texas (Nov. 9) – The most significant impact of the 2010 elections is neither a mandate for the Republican Party, nor a rejection of the Obama Administration, but in the continued growth of the Libertarian vote at the local, state and national level, said potential Libertarian presidential candidate R.… Read more ...

Costa Rican Libertarians appear to have 10 of 57 seats in Legislature

From an article by Chrissie Long in the Tico Times linked by Ralph in comments on a previous post:

As of the latest tallies, National Liberation Party candidate Laura Chinchilla had 46.7 percent of the vote, Citizen Action Party candidate Ottón Solís had 25.1 and Libertarian Movement’s Otto Guevara had 20.9.… Read more ...