Brian Doherty of Reason interviewed former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, about his withdrawal from the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential race. Chafee marvels at the lack of support for his campaign and questions whether the Libertarian Party really prioritizes an anti-war message. Additionally, he offers tepid support for former opponent Jo Jorgensen, and hints he may run for president again.… Read more ...
Brian Doherty at Reason:
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary
Johnson did something amazing last week: got
double-digits (10 percent) in a September poll of likely voters
in Ohio. He’s simultaneously getting the usual smattering of
positive press, the most popular of which has been
Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic declaring that he
intends to vote for Johnson.… Read more ...
Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:
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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.”
Brian Doherty at Reason Online:
On June 8, Californians will get to vote on Proposition 14, which would eliminate the current party primary system in favor of one open primary in which anyone could vote for anyone regardless of party registration, the candidates could list or not list a party affiliation as they wished, and whoever the top 2 votegetters are, of whatever party, would go on to the general election.… Read more ...