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Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch on San Fran's KQED at 10am PT/1pm ET


Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch will discuss their new book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America, on San Francisco's KQED for an hour today, starting at 10am PT/1pm ET.

Go here for more details and to listen online.

For more info on the book, including easy click-through links to your favorite online vendors (including the late, lamented Borders!), go here now.

And read Gillespie and Welch's latest op-ed today in the Los Angeles Times. They discuss that whatever you think of the Tea Party's issues, they are not only the reason we're even discussing the debt ceiling, they represent the future of a politics driven not by two lumbering, unresponsive parties but by empassioned and empowered single-issue groups. A snippet:

It is now easier than ever for alienated ideological blocs to foist their single issue onto the table over the objections of politicians who perpetuate the status quo. It's becoming more and more clear to tea party activists and their analogues on issues from education reform to drug legalization that success in politics is directly proportional to independence from the two major political parties.

Whole thing here.