Spend any time on the internet or watching the news this weekend, and you’re sure to have come across the story of San Francisco 49ers quarterback (and UNR alumnus) Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand while the national anthem played prior to a pre-season game on Friday. The decision has generated the expected outrage, but what exactly is causing the outrage?Read more
Of all the hot topic issues, abortion is one of very few that has substantial libertarian support on either side. Officially, the Libertarian Party does not hold a stated position beyond saying that it's a personal decision best suited for individuals and not government to make, although Gary Johnson personally espouses a pro-choice position. My goal here is not to debate the merits of either side of the issue; instead, I want to discuss an aspect of the debate that I've heard brought up recently: how can a pro-lifer morally and ethically vote for a pro-choice Gary Johnson?Read more
I was slightly alarmed and disappointed to hear not all of my friends in the Libertarian Party of Nevada made it to the Gary Johnson rally on the Strip last week. It was an incredible event! Here's a rundown of what you missed (with photos and video).Read more
Behind every new law or regulation is a group of people trying to justify it, and Obamacare is no different. Every law mandated is a piece of liberty taken away.Read more
By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence
Nevada was once a nationwide model of fiscal rectitude. Not now.Read more
That's right, Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, is coming to Las Vegas this week! Governor Johnson flies in on the afternoon of this Thursday, August 18. He'll be appearing at a special rally at SLS Casino's The Foundry at 7 PM. The doors will be opening at 6, so get there early if you want to avoid security lines.Read more
This election cycle more than any other, I've noticed a distinct theme running through the parties. It's what I call the "hook" that they use to attract new members to the party and their candidates.
Former light heavyweight champion Ron Johnson scored a stunning victory in the boxing ring last night. The Libertarian Party’s own Ron Johnson faced off against contender Warren Brockie at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana.
Ron Johnson Scored a knockdown in Round 1, two knockdowns in Round 2, and 2 more knockdowns in Round 3. After Round 3’s second knockdown, the referee had seen enough punishment and called the fight off.Read more
Nevada Assistant State Controller Geoffrey Lawrence publicly announced he's leaving the Republican Party to join the Libertarian Party. Lawrence made the announcement during a speech delivered at the recent Gary Johnson/Bill Weld rally in Reno. Geoffrey Lawrence is a big name in Nevada and his decision to switch parties carries a lot of clout. Apart from his public service position as Assistant State Controller, he is heavily involved with the Nevada Policy Research Institute and contributes to Nevada Business Magazine.Read more
In our last column, we explained that the financial collapse of 2007-08 was due much to collusion between private banks and government. Congressional mandates required lenders to issue mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them. Then, government agencies would purchase the faulty loans from the banks, thus relieving the banks of the risks.Read more