What is a Libertarian and who is Gary Johnson?

This election has been particularly chaotic and divisive. In the Democratic Party, voters were split between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while everyone had almost forgotten about David Webb, Lincoln Chafee, or Martin O’Malley. On the other hand with the Republican Party, we saw a similar divisiveness. Out of the more than 15 candidates that were running at one point for the Republican nomination, the tension was exacerbated when the choices came down to either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz during the primary voting. The outcome of the primaries left…

The West’s Policy of Inaction Cripples Syria

Recently, when an interviewer asked presidential candidate and former Gov. Gary Johnson what he would do about Aleppo if elected president, Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, asked, “What is Aleppo?” Some interpreted his remarks as an unconscious gaffe. Yet, in response to ensuing pressure, he genuinely reassured the public that he didn’t know where Aleppo was or the significance of the city. Johnson’s isolationism is not an excuse to be ignorant of tragedies riddling the world. The truth of the matter, however, is that Johnson’s lack of understanding of the…