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Gary Johnson: UK rejected ‘crony capitalism’ with Brexit

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Gary Johnson: UK rejected ‘crony capitalism’ with Brexit

By Harper Neidig, TheHill.com, June 25th, 2016:

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson hailed the outcome of the Brexit vote, applauding the United Kingdom for rejecting “crony capitalism” by choosing to leave the European Union.

“I think what the Brexit vote represents is Britain saying, look they’ve had an end to the crony capitalism of the European Union,” he said during a speech at Politicon on Saturday, adding that EU regulations had hampered trade for the U.K.

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David Weigel: ‘The Rise of Wayne Allyn Root’

Posted by David Weigel in the Washington Independent:

He didn’t get as much coverage as, say, Dick Armey, but 2009 was a very good year for one of the more ambitious figures in conservative politics, Wayne Allyn Root. A self-made millionaire who rose to prominence as an expert on gambling — especially sports betting — Root barreled into the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential campaign, eventually becoming Bob Barr’s running mate.… Read more ...

David Weigel says: Ron Paul’s economic theories are winning converts

The full article is definitely worth reading. Link provided. Excerpts related to third parties are highlighted here.

(excerpt from) The Washington Independent
Ron Paul’s Economic Theories Winning GOP Converts

Congressman’s Clout Grows Within GOP Minority, Among Some Dems
By David Weigel 5/5/09 6:00 AM

From time to time, a few members of Congress—as many as 10, sometimes fewer—gather with Rep.

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Reason: Bob Barr post-election interview

Interview by David Weigel in Reason:

WASHINGTON—”Life was a bitch,” says Bob Barr.

We are sitting in the coffee nook at the Mayflower Hotel, the aged Washington, D.C. institution where, some 76 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt wrote his first inaugural address. We are not yet talking about the campaign for president that Barr finished in fourth place with 512,000-odd votes.

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Dave Weigel covers last nights debate between Chuck Baldwin and Ralph Nader in The Nation

Dave Weigel writes regularly for Reason Magazine, and emailed contact.ipr@gmail.com about this article, published in The Nation.
Here’s an excerpt:

It’s one of the paradoxes of election 2008. If no one is happy with Congress, no one is happy with the president, and voters grumble to pollsters about the two parties, it should be a breakout year for some political force.

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Reason’s Weigel looks at LP

David Weigel has a nice piece on the current state of the Libertarian Party in the new issue of Reason, saying that the challenge for presidential nominee Bob Barr “and the reformers is to deliver on their promises: to score a record vote total, to grow the party’s membership, and to force the two big parties to pay attention.… Read more ...

The RevolutionMarch: Chuck Baldwin

David Weigel, over at Reason’s Hit& Run blog, has an extensive (and fair) report on the Revolution March in DC and its various participants. Most interesting to the readers of this blog, his comments on Chuck Baldwin.

The final speech before Paul’s came from Chuck Baldwin, the Pensacola, Florida pastor and Constitution Party candidate, who used the little time he had (graciously having given some of his minutes to Paul) to make a concise national sovereignty pitch.

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Barr on Baldwin

David Weigel recently interviewed Bob Barr for Reason Magazine and posted some of the various questions ans responses on the Reason Hit & Run blog. When Weigel asked about Chuck Baldwin, Barr had a mouthful to say.

I also asked Barr about Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin, who’s making a naked appeal for Ron Paul voters to “continue the rEVOLution” by backing him.

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Reason on Baldwin’s latest videos

David Weigel’s latest post over at Reason’s Hit & Run blog criticizes Chuck Baldwin’s recent comments about 9/11. Baldwin, while speaking to a crowd of Ron-Paul activists, answered a question about wether he would be open to re-opening the investigation of 9/11. Baldwin neither confirmed nor denied thatour government was complicit in the 9/11 attacks when he said:

I don’t know whether there was any kind of an inside apparatus involved in this or not… If there’s duplicity involved in some kind of conspiracy, then let’s find out who it is and prosecute whoever’s involved.

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