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New Op-Ed Column Becomes Available

CONTACT: Bill Shotey
(313) 278-3673

LIVONIA, MI - Tim O'Brien, newly elected Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Michigan and noted libertarian author and lecturer, is going to begin offering a regular opinion column free to Michigan newspapers. The monthly column will present the libertarian position on issues of the day -- both state and national.

"The liberal and conservative views are certainly well represented," O'Brien observed. "But in Michigan, in America, indeed, throughout the world," he added, "it is the libertarian philosophy that is clearly ascendant. And in our popular press," he concluded, "this is a view without a voice."

The new Libertarian Party Chair edited the party newsletter in '87 and '88, is the primary author of both the LPM by-laws and platform, and twice served on the national Libertarian Party platform committee. He has been published in magazines such as Liberty and Reason, as well as major daily newspapers such as the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. For more than three years Mr. O'Brien provided bi-weekly political commentaries on Detroit NPR affiliate WDET presenting the libertarian view on subjects ranging from the environment and affirmative action to gun control and free trade.

Each column will run approximately 500 words and will be sent free of charge to any publication. Exclusivity could be arranged in major markets. The first column, entitled "A Cure for the Common Politician?", dealing with campaign finance reform is attached to this release.

A photo of the author will be provided upon request.

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