Matt Welch

    Matt Welch is an Editor at Large of Reason, the magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets” that he edited from 2008-2016. He is a columnist for the L.A. Times, co-host both of The Fifth Column and The Reason Podcast, and co-author (with Nick Gillespie) of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America. He also wrote the 2007 book McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Welch covered the 2016 Johnson/Weld campaign, is a frequent guest on all the major cable news outlets, and lives in neighborhood of Brooklyn that voted more than 90 percent for Hillary Clinton.