Tag Archives: Reason

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 ...

Reason: New 7% Showing in CNN Poll Almost Certainly Dooms Gary Johnson’s Debate Chances


By Matt Welch, Reason.com, September 6th, 2016:

CNN/ORC this morning came out with its first national presidential poll in more than month, and the results are terrible for Gary Johnson’s fading hopes of getting into this fall’s presidential debates. The Libertarian nominee pulled just 7 percent in the survey, down from 9 percent in the same poll at the end of July, and 13 percent—his highest-ever showing nationwide—two weeks prior to that.

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Matt Welch: Did the Libertarian Radicals Lose Their Inter-Party Fight? Not So Fast, Says One

Libertarians! (That's Caryn in the middle.) ||| Matt Welch

IPR writer Caryn Ann Harlos (Photo: Matt Welch)

By Matt Welch, Reason.com, July 10th, 2016 (featuring IPR contributor Caryn Ann Harlos):

This morning we posted my column about the Libertarian Party convention from the August/September issue of the print magazine, cheekily titled “The Libertarian Party Moment: Taking the naked leap from the margins to the mainstream.” In it, I make the claim that, striptease performances notwithstanding, “The radicals and free spirits lost.… Read more ...

Nick Gillespie: Is This Gary Johnson/Bill Weld Spot the Greatest Presidential Ad Ever?

By Nick Gillespie, Reason.com, June 30th, 2016:

LBJ’s Daisy, Nixon’s “Crime,” Dukakis’ “Snoopy” tank ride, you’ve got competition.

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld have just released a masterful ad that touts their impressive records as two-term governors (of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively) while drawing sharp distinctions among their positions and those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Emily Ekins: Yes, Gary Johnson Could Make It Into the Debates. Here’s How.


By Emily Ekins, Reason.com, June 29th, 2016 (H/T to Cody Quirk for sharing):

Fifteen percent is the magic number Libertarian presidential candidate and former governor Gary Johnson needs to reach to earn his voice in the 2016 election.

By capturing the support of 15 percent of voters in national public opinion polls, Johnson could join the major party’s presidential candidates on the primetime debate stage.

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Brian Doherty: Libertarian Gary Johnson Clarifies Foreign Policy Stances

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Gary Johnson (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Anti-Iran deal but pro-trade, wants to encourage China to curb North Korea, and too experienced with the actual complications of governing to want to rethink World War II on the fly.

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Gary Johnson: Ban the Burqa

Reason.com interview of Gary Johnson by Nick Gillespie (excerpt):

In a wide-ranging conversation, Johnson told me that one of his chief concerns is the rise of sharia law around the world and the way he believes it underwrites Islamic terrorism, which he says is a major global problem and a rising threat here in America.

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Garrett Quinn: The Free State Project Grows Up

The following is an article from the June 2013 issue of Reason magazine about the Free State Project. It is part of the front page series called “Experiments in Libertarian Living.” The three experiments are FSP, free cities in Honduras and secessionionists in Australia. Garrett Quinn is a frequent contributor who covered the 2012 Libertarian Party National Convention in Las Vegas.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Polling 6% in Wisconsin, Mt. Everest Moneybomb Reaches Halfway Mark

Reason-Rupe conducted a survey recently in the state of Wisconsin which covered a number of issues, including favorability ratings of local government, the Scott Walker Recall Election, and the Presidential election in the state–with polling in that last contest including Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

Although this article says that Gary Johnson received 5% in the survey, this link directly to the poll results says 6% is the actual number.… Read more ...

Reason Magazine: A New Dawn for the Libertarian Party

A New Dawn for the Libertarian Party
And the obstacles that are still in the way

Mike Riggs & Garrett Quinn | May 9, 2012

Four-page article summarizing this past week’s Libertarian National Convention. Excerpt:

The Libertarian Party has struggled with its identity since its founding in 1971. Technically America’s third largest political party, the LP’s political efforts have often made it seem like America’s Third Largest Debate Club.

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Libertarian Convention Coverage at Reason

Below are all the articles from the Reason Magazine blog about the Libertarian national convention.

Starchild Is Here

Geoff Neale is the new LNC Chairman

Gary Johnson: The LNC Chair Race is Exciting! Interesting!

Still no Chair of the Libertarian National Committee

Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Party Nomination

Gary Johnson Just Gave the Best Speech of His Presidential Campaign

How the LP Votes for a Presidential Nominee

Anarchy at the Libertarian Party Convention

Judge Jim Gray Is the 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee

The Libertarian Party Convention Drinking Game

Johnson and Wrights Square Off in Libertarian Presidential Debate

It’s Johnson vs Wrights in the LP debate

Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Ed Clark: “I think this year is like 1980”

Meet Lee Wrights, Libertarian Candidate for President

Gary Johnson Takes Solid Lead In Libertarian Party “Token Tally”

Mary Ruwart talks about the LP in 2008 & 2012

LP Convention Delegates See Johnson As Anti-Barr

Gary Johnson On Why He Changed His Mind About Running for President

The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Nearly all the articles were about either the Chair race or about LP presidential contenders (past and present).… Read more ...

Reason’s Coverage: The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Garrett Quinn has written over at Reason about the beginning of the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage to come from Reason.

The national party leaves it up to the state parties to determine how they pick delegates for the national convention. Most  select their delegates at a state convention or caucus, effectively relegating the presidential primary to the status of an irrelevant beauty contest in some states.

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