Long-time Libertarian Party activist, former presidential candidate and frequent IPR commenter George Phillies is also the author of numerous books, including Funding Liberty, an examination of how Harry Browne‘s campaigns in 1996 and 2000 were financed and where the money went.
Phillies is hard at work on his latest book, tentatively titled Scampaigns, which covers similar information on the 2008 and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential campaigns of, respectively, Bob Barr and Gary Johnson.… Read more ...
Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared its independence from Great Britain. Thirteen years later, after a difficult war to secure that independence, the new country was open for business.… Read more ...
In the spirit of Memorial Day, this writer would like to share with you a book written/edited by a physician, Marc Guttman. It is a thick book with essays from many people, all discussing war and the reasons to seek a world at peace. Some of the contributors included are Libertarian heroes such as Harry Browne and Steve Kubby.… Read more ...
From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:
Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.
“We need to be asking ourselves as Americans exactly what the Egyptian people are asking themselves: What business does our government have supporting a dictatorship, for 30 years, that the Egyptian people now are finally protesting against,” Jacob Hornberger told Fox News’ Neal Cavuto.… Read more ...
Reprinted from the May 2010 issue of LP News at LP.org
I don’t know how he did it. Mickey Spillane supposedly squirreled himself away for a short period of time, and BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM—he would write a book. He wrote “I, the Jury” in only nineteen days, according to his Wikipedia page.… Read more ...
Like you, I am upset that the health care bill passed last night. Another huge expansion of government spending and government control is not good for our freedom or our health.
When I heard about the passage, I was reminded of the many hateful emails I received earlier this year demanding that the Libertarian Party make Libertarian Independent candidate Joe Kennedy drop out of the Massachusetts U.S.… Read more ...
Here is a summary of just the interviews and events Bob did between August 2 and November 3rd. This list does not attempt to include news stories or news coverage that resulted from speeches, events, public appearances, news conferences, news releases etc.
From August 2 through November 3rd Bob did at least:
31 national TV interviews including 15 on CNN and 8 on Fox News Network
31 local TV interviews
90 radio interviews
38 newspaper interviews
8 magazine interviews
3 news conferences
36 speeches, most at Universities
1 debate televised on C-SPAN
Here’s a blast from the past: interviews I did with Libertarian Harry Browne and Natural Law Party candidate John Hagelin from September and October 2000, respectively. Unfortunately, interviews I did with Socialist David MacReynolds and Constitution Party nominee Howard Phillips have been lost to the ages.