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Is Silicon Valley Truly Libertarian? Is Politics Society's OS, Ripe For Disruption?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

I heard it was you Talkin' 'bout a world Where all is free It just couldn't be And only a fool would say that - Steely Dan A hero is someone who ...

Marx Brothers For President

Eric Mink | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Eric Mink

Updated Nov. 4 to include information about Hulu's release on Nov. 3 of a new Triumph election campaign special, the fifth of this year. Brothers Gr...

Libertarian VP Nominee Bill Weld Outlines Why He's Vouching For Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics

Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld revealed more striking divisions within his party when he vouched for Hillary Clinton, the Democrats...

Free To Plunder: The Case Against Gary Johnson And Libertarianism

Tim Koechlin | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Less than a decade ago, an unregulated financial sector nearly blew up the world economy. Unregulated, let-it-rip free markets would make all of this worse.

Libertarians Are The New Republicans

Matthew-Lee Erlbach | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Matthew-Lee Erlbach

The meeting was effectively over. Betty, the incontinent German Shepherd, smiled at us, panting, from beside the roaming fan. She saw me see her and hobbled over, sticking her head between my legs for attention.

Tremors in the Campaigns Point to Breakup of the Big Two Parties

Carl Nettleton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

Will a Trump Party and a Sanders Party emerge after the elections? The ever-widening gap between the Trump campaign and traditional Republican leader...

Trump's Horrendous Attitude Towards Women Is On Full Display

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump may be toast.

Could The South Be Good For The Libertarian Party?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Southerners are downright feisty about their independence. There's a great sign at a park on the Alabama-Tennessee border which proclaims "We Dare Defend Our Rights!" Yet this rebellious streak doesn't seem to translate to independent candidates or third party challengers, who tend to fare poorly in Dixie.

Gary Johnson Wouldn't Name North Korea's Leader, Kim Jong-Un

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential nominee, can’t seem to catch a break. After a couple of very public mistakes, including asking an intervi...

Climate Change This Week: Breakthrough in Home Solar Power, Redefining Resiliency, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Indian bullfrog, a denizen ...

The Shift In Politics And Media

Ovi Demetrian Jr | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Ovi Demetrian Jr

This election is showing us how the Republicans and Democrats continue to make sure they are the only choices for president as traditional media continues to decline to media on the web. The televised debate on Monday is an example of this.

Stephen Colbert Takes Aim At 'Aging Clown Without Makeup' Gary Johnson

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 10.02.2016 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert called out Gary Johnson’s “ignorance, crazy ideas and strange tongue exercises” on Thursday. “The Late Show” host turned the...

Trump Clinton Candidacy Forcing Many to Ask: Am I Libertarian

Jonathan Goodman | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Goodman

The Republicans and Democrats have made it impossible for me to vote for either of their candidates. Hillary Clinton is a criminal and Donald Trump at...

Gary Johnson Struggles To Name A Foreign Leader He Admires

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Wednesday again stumbled over a straightforward question on foreign policy, this time struggling to n...

The Limits of Ideology

Jonathan Haber | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

One of the latest mini-twists to come out of this year's twisted election season has to do with polling indicating that voters (particularly younger voters) Hillary Clinton has been counting on seem to be drifting to third-party alternatives.

Robert Scheer And Libertarian Journalist Matt Welch Discuss Reason In America

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with journalist and libertarian Matt Welch about what it means to be a libertarian, how the Libertarian Party has grown during the 2016 presidential campaign and where libertarian values and progressive values overlap.

Hillary Clinton's Health Situation Necessitates Libertarian Gary Johnson To Be In The Presidential Debates

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The chaos and confusion in these elections is about to get much worse now that Clinton's health is in question. Given these new facts, I believe it is mandatory to include Gary Johnson in the debates.

Did Republican Colin Powell Lie And Was Hillary Telling The Truth?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Wow. We now know Colin Powell lied about giving advice on avoiding FOIA requests and public scrutiny of her emails to Hillary Clinton.

Here's Why Gary Johnson's "Aleppo" Gaffe Won't Hurt Him

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Christian Chiakulas

Thursday morning on Morning Joe (MSNBC), Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson made one of the most embarrassing gaffes a presidential c...

Reasons for Denying Climate Change

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece will be running in newspapers in Virginia's conservative 6th congressional district. Everybody has reasons not to want to believe what sci...

Big Government Involvement In Fantasy Sports Needs To Change

Marty Robins | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Marty Robins

Strong support for the Libertarian approach of Govs. Johnson and Weld is found not just when the major party candidates open their mouths, but also in an unlikely place, namely ESPN. That's right, the sports people!

No Matter Who You Vote For In November, Libertarian Gary Johnson Should Be In The Presidential Debates

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

To not let in one of the major 3rd Party candidates into the presidential debates happening at the end of September and early October is not only un-American, it's a betrayal of a free and fair election -- since media is so essential to our voting process.

Not Trump Country

Matt Gibson | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Matt Gibson

"I need to run into the house for a minute." Jim told me. "Wait here with the yaks." There were two Tibetan yaks in the pen. An adult and a child. The adult was sauntering slowly toward me.

A Transhumanism Presidential Campaign Trail Dispatch

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for my transhumanist presidential campaign. I'm excited that transhumanism -- the social movement that aims to use radical science and technology to improve the human species -- continues to be represented in politics in a major way.

Trump Just Can't Help Himself

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the past is any prologue, by the end of the week nobody's going to even remember this speech, because by then Trump will have had at least two or three blowups out on the campaign trail -- which will become the story, instead.