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    Austin Petersen

    Austin Petersen is a homegrown Missourian with a lifelong passion for liberty. He grew up on a horse farm in Peculiar, Missouri and went on to attend Missouri State University, graduating with a degree in the Fine Arts. After developing a career in media in both New York City and Washington, D.C., he returned to Kansas City, MO, the city he now calls home. In 2016, Petersen appeared on the national stage as a candidate for president of the United States. He took second place in the crowded Libertarian primary behind Governor Gary Johnson and ahead of cyber security maverick John McAfee. During his campaign, Petersen earned many high-profile conservative endorsements, including Mary Matalin, Erick Erickson and Leon Wolf of RedState.com. Petersen also brings decades of professional experience in a wide variety of fields, from content production and media to business and political activism. He is the owner and chief executive of Stonegait LLC, a consulting firm specializing in photo and video services. He was also the director of production at FreedomWorks and an associate producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show “Freedom Watch” on the Fox Business Network. Additionally, Petersen has a national following as a commentator and professional pundit. He is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, a powerful online news source for the public that receives an average of 1 million unique visits monthly and whose podcast, The Freedom Report, receives an average of one million monthly downloads. He is also a frequent contributor on television, appearing on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC and on dozens of local radio shows.

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  • Playboy Might End Its Print Edition

    Playboy Might End Its Print Edition1

    Joe Simonson The death of Hugh Hefner might also bring the death of Playboy’s print magazine, according to Playboy Enterprises interim CEO Ben Kohn. Instead, the magazine’s parent company might shift its focus on brand partnerships and licensing deals –think that famous bunny logo– and forgo its editorial branch, according to The Wall Street Journal. “We plan

  • Family Of Six Drowns In Houston Flooding

    Family Of Six Drowns In Houston Flooding0

    Tim Pearce Four children under the age of 16 drowned with their great grandparents in Houston on Monday after Hurricane Harvey flooded the area, family members told media outlets. No bodies have yet been recovered, but all six are presumed dead. BREAKING: Family of 6 drowns in northeast Houston, according to relatives https://t.co/AykvXeA9UJ pic.twitter.com/LnQTFqT0gf — KHOU

  • Time For A New Conservative/Libertarian Alliance?

    Time For A New Conservative/Libertarian Alliance?11

    In Every Crisis… An Opportunity! As the nation turns its eyes towards my home state of Missouri to analyze President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, the Republican Party faces an ideological and factional fork in the road. The conservative and libertarian movements have suffered grievous setbacks over the past few years, both ideologically, and one electorally.

  • Yes, you can reject Antifa Commies and Alt Right Nazis at the same time

    Yes, you can reject Antifa Commies and Alt Right Nazis at the same time49

    The tragic events in Charlottesville, VA last week provided a flash point for the nation to have a discussion that we’ve been putting off for too long. The past few years of extremist politics have turned fringe ideas into mainstream ones, with Antifa communists and Alt Right Nazis getting plenty of the attention they crave,


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