Matt Welch

Matt Welch is the Editor-in-Chief of Reason magazine, and was formerly the Assistant Editorial Pages Editor of the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. His work has appeared in such politically diverse outlets as Salon.com, the American Spectator, AlterNet, the Orange County Register, and the Columbia Journalism Review. Welch also maintains a popular blog. He lives in Washington, D.C.



  • Rachel Maddow: Matt Welch on the Keating Five

    Rachel talks to Matt Welch about the details of the Keating Five scandal.

  • Palin, a bold move or reckless choice?

    Matt Welch, editor of libertarian magazine Reason.com, talks about McCain, Palin and myth.

  • The Myth of John McCain

    The Myth of a Maverick: Matt Welch on GOP Frontrunner John McCain

  • Bill Moyers Journal: McCain Imperial Presidency?

    Bill Moyers talks to Matt Welch, editor in chief of Reason Magazine, and Mickey Edwards about what a John McCain presidency might mean for this country, and John McCain's acceptance of Hagee's endorsement.



John McCain is one of the most familiar, sympathetic, and overexposed figures in American politics, yet his concrete governing philosophy and actual track record have been left curiously unexamined,...