Reason Writers on RT: Matt Welch Talks About Freedom Fest and Libertarianism

On Thursday, June 12, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch spent 10 minutes on RT discussing the annual Freedom Fest conference in Las Vegas, and whether libertarian ideas are gaining traction:

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  • Lucy Steigerwald||


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    Jinx, you owe me a coke!

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    You think her husband is gay, Lucy?

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    Epic. Beard. Man.

  • $park¥||

    Must be the superstitious "election beard." I guess we'll know who he was rooting for if he still has it on Nov 7.

  • Matt Welch||

    It very likely won't last the weekend.

  • The Hammer||

    Come on, you're only about 2 weeks away from looking like Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.

  • Steven Smith||

    Don't let them bully you. I kept my Stanley Cup beard as well, and I've never looked better !!!

  • Mr. Soul||

    that's what Kris Kringle said when he was running from the Burgermeister!

  • The Other Kevin||

    I'm ok with the beard, as long has he doesn't start showing up in pictures holding a cat or a large mug of beer.

  • $park¥||

    I'd be more worried about him showing up with shoulder length hair and a hemp shirt.

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    I think he's already been through that phase.

  • Killazontherun||

    Keep that thing evenly trimmed low to accentuate the cheekbone. Think Satan, not Grizzly Adams.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's like Welch doesn't want us to even acknowledge the topic at hand.

  • Velcro Bootstraps||

    As soon as I saw the screen shot I went straight to the comments to see what people were saying about the beard.

  • Killazontherun||

    He knows we have the ADD bad around here, and he does it anyway. What's the topic, something about a Fest? Dude, Bonnaroo was like a month ago.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    My uncle grew a beard just like that when he had his midlife crisis. Did anybody at Reason notice a shiny new sports car in the parking lot?

  • Broseph of Invention||

    When male libertarians have a mid-life crisis ("Man-archy"), we buy land in the Wyoming Basin just west of the Bighorns and get a homosexual lover because being gay is so damn logical. Not to be confused with "becoming a cowboy".

  • The Hammer||

    I would be severely disappointed if there aren't dozens of shiny new sports cars in Reason's parking lot on any given day.

  • Paul.||

    Matt Welch appears on RT! He's a shill for Big Russia!


    Theres something on Matt's face.


    I could only identify the thing on the right by its tie.

  • RandomJackass||

    Matt is just gearing up for this:

  • MWG||

    Welch's beard: a lame attempt to counterbalance the hegemony of Gillespie's 'jacket'.

  • db||

    The summer is the worst time to grow a beard, Matt.

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    Which is why a libertarian would do it.


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