Author Archives: Jill Pyeatt

Open Thread for August 2019

And so, another month starts. August promises to be a HOT month. At least some of us will be getting to tale a vacation, but for those of us at home, here’s an open thread to share your August thoughts. If you read an article or have an idea to share with the group here, and it doesn’t really fit into another conversation on IPR, here is a place for you.… Read more ...

Open Thread for July 2019

It’s not only the beginning of a new month, but it’s also the start of the second half of 2019! July can be a fun month to be outdoors, but it also can be a great time to stay inside your air-conditioned home and post to IPR.

Here is our monthly thread.… Read more ...

Open Thread for June 2019

Every month we post a space for news or information that doesn’t fit into another thread. If you have something you’d like to share with the group here, this is the place to put it. Please be careful not to libel anyone, and you’ll probably be all right.

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Open Thread for Discussing California Libertarian Convention, Weekend of April 5 – 7

The Libertarian Party of CA will hold their annual convention the weekend of April 5 to 7. It’s being held at the Concord Crowne Plaza in Northern California in Concord, and promises to be a great time as we elect some new officers and handle other party business.

I’m setting up this thread for anyone who wishes to notify the group of things that happen.… Read more ...

Mimi Robson: California needs a strong alternative to the Democratic establishment. Look to the Libertarians.

The Republican Party is finally realizing what the Libertarian Party has known for decades: California is best when the voters have options. Jessica Millan Patterson, Chair of the California Republican Party, recently wrote, “Republicans have both an opportunity and a responsibility to stand up and offer a viable alternative to the Democrats and give voters a real choice.”

However, other Republican leaders feel that the GOP isn’t the option Californians are looking for.… Read more ...

Los Angeles Libertarian Kevin Shaw Wins Lawsuit Against Campus Free Speech Zone


A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week.

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces.… Read more ...

Open Thread for September 2018

Okay, all you free- and independent- thinkers: Here is our open thread for September. If you have something to share with the group that doesn’t fit into any of the other threads/discussions, here is a place for you to post it. Make sure you’re not plagiarizing or libeling someone, and otherwise you should be fine.… Read more ...

Zach Foster-The State of Libertarianism in Cuba and Venezuela

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July 2018 Open Thread

Here it is, our usual monthly open thread for all matters that don’t fit into another thread. In theory, it should involve discussion of third parties and/or independents, but as long as you avoid plagiarizing or libeling someone, you should be fine.

Hmmm, is there anything going on in our country that might be worth talking about?… Read more ...

Livestream for Day 3, Libertarian National Convention July 3, 2018

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Livestream for Day 2, Libertarian National Convention July 2, 2018

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Open Thread for Liveblogging and Discussion of Libertarian Convention July 1 – 3 2018

Here’s a central location to keep everyone who is not at the New Orleans convention updated on what’s going on.

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