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In the Los Angeles Times, Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch argue that the party is over for the Democrats and Republicans, who have been leaking market share since the 1970s like a Chevy Nova leaked oil. The most important voting bloc now are libertarians who "like gays and guns, low taxes and free speech.They are pro-globalization and antiwar. They are at the center of American politics. Win them over and you'll win every national election for the next several decades. Here are some smart—and popular—policies that will appeal not only to libertarians but to other centrist voters fed up with budget-busting compassionate conservatives and nanny-state buttinsky liberals."

Gillespie and Welch offer up no fewer than seven (count 'em) policies that appeal to libertarians—and large majorities of American voters. Read all about them here.