Posted: October 12, 2016 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Facebook, Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, Libertarian Party (United States), Matt Welch, White House
In last night’s debate, was there a positive case for Hillary being fit for the White House? Are there Trump policies that are gonna turn this mother around? Of course not. What were you even thinking.
Let’s pretend for a moment that the biggest headlines out of Sunday night’s presidential debate had nothing to do with sexual assault allegations, or non-handshakes, or threats to jail political oponents—but instead were about policy.
In that bizarre alternative universe, what could we actually learn? Last night we learned that the two exhausted political parties have nothing much left to offer except critiques about how lousy the other one is.Hosted by Matt Welch; camera and editing by Jim Epstein.
Posted: September 10, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Think Tank | Tags: Aleppo, Anti-racism, CNN, Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Homeward (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Idiot, Libertarian Party (United States), Star Trek, Syria
Their mission: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and leave them alone. Trade with them if they want, but mostly leave them the hell alone.
In honor of Star Trek‘s 50th Anniversary, Reason presents the Libertarian parody of the final frontier, with appearances by Gary Johnson and Remy. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 1, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Mediasphere, Reading Room, Robotics, Think Tank | Tags: Carbon tax, Donald Trump, Editor-in-chief, Gary Johnson, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Libertarian Party (United States), Magazines, media, Nick Gillespie, Reason (magazine), Reason.tv, United States, Virginia Postrel, William Weld
Reason‘s new editor in chief Katherine Mangu-Ward sat down with former Reason editor and author Virginia Postrel (now a columnist at Bloomberg View) at Reason’s Los Angeles headquarters to talk about the future of the magazine as it nears its 50th anniversary.
“Nick Gillespie—and to some extent Matt Welch—their version of Reason was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Mine is more like sex, drugs, and robots,” says Mangu-Ward.
You may know Mangu-Ward’s work already as Reason’s managing editor or from her insightful cover stories covering everything from defending plastic bags to why your vote doesn’t count.
Approximately 48 minutes.
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Posted: June 27, 2015 Filed under: Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Assassination of George Tiller, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Bill (law), Campaign finance, Capital punishment, Libertarian Party (United States), Ron Paul, United States
…To see which states have the most libertarians, I use six measures: Libertarian Party presidential vote share in 2008 and 2012, Ron Paul contributions as a share of personal income in 2007-8, Ron Paul and Gary Johnson contributions as a share of income in 2011-12, and “adjusted” Ron Paul primary vote share in 2008 and 2012. Ron Paul vote shares are adjusted for primary vs. caucus, calendar, number of other candidates, and the like.
This is no guarantee that laws and policies in your new digs will be to your liking (for that, look here). But you might find some new friends who will gripe about them with you…(read more)