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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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Brian Doherty: Libertarian Candidates, Moderated by Penn Jillette, Debate in Las Vegas

John McAfee, Gary Johnson, Penn Jillette and Austin Petersen (Photo: Adam Kokesh)

From Brian Doherty at Reason.com, May 17th, 2016:

The Nevada Libertarian Party worked hard to put together a prominent forum for the three leading presidential hopefuls in a debate held yesterday in Las Vegas. The debate, featuring former Republican Gov.

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Brian Doherty: Libertarian Gary Johnson Should Win the Election

Brian Doherty at Reason:

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary
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
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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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Brian Doherty: ‘California’s Prop 14: Death Sentence for Third Parties?’

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 ...