About Us

71 Republic is one of the fastest-growing independent political news organizations in the country. Launched in June of 2017, the company is a haven for independent journalism, featuring voices that span the political spectrum. Our work has been shared by Jordan Peterson, Glenn Beck, John McAfee, Austin Petersen, Silvio Schembri, and Lew Rockwell, amongst others.

The company was founded by CEO Matthew Geiger and COO Mason Mohon. Today, 71 Republic publishes content from dozens of writers across the world.

71 Republic covers a diverse range of content, including political debates, breaking news, candidate interviews, cryptocurrency, economics, third-party news, and more. Our work seeks to disrupt the corporate media, allowing for independent reporting and honest, factual opinions to become mainstream once again.

Our staff is comprised almost entirely of the next generation, with most of our writers aged between 13 and 21. The youth of the company provides a unique insight and intuition into today’s most pressing issues not displayed in mainstream media.

Our Team

Chief Executive Officer – Matthew Geiger

Matthew Geiger is a High School student from Maryland. He has taken numerous roles in the liberty movement, including many leadership roles in the Libertarian Youth Caucus, one of the nation’s leading libertarian youth organizations. Additionally, Matthew runs a political consulting firm, GeigerGreen, LLC.

You can contact Matthew by emailing him at

Chief Operations Officer – Mason Mohon

Mason Mohon is the Chief Operations Officer and Director of Content at 71 Republic. A native-born Texan, he is on his High School varsity debate team and has competed at the state and local level.

Mason’s work has been shared by Jordan Peterson and many other individuals within the liberty movement. His work covers cryptocurrency, entrepreneurship, and libertarianism. Influenced by Ron Paul, Jordan Peterson, and Murray Rothbard, he constantly works to better both himself and the world around him.

Contact Mason at

Chief Financial Officer – Andrew Zirkle

Andrew Zirkle is the CFO and a reporter for 71 Republic. He has lived in North Carolina, Colorado, and he currently resides in Maryland. He is a member of the Maryland Libertarian Party.

He founded the student education group, American Government Simulation. Andrew is a elections enthusiast and is also very interested in the workings of the economy. He takes inspiration from Milton Friedman and Murray Rothbard.

Andrew can be contacted at

Editor-in-Chief – Ryan Lau

Ryan Lau is currently a high school senior in the state of Connecticut. He is a staunch anarchist and agorist, believing that peaceful disobedience and counter-economics are the most effective means of ending the destructive actions of government. The works of Samuel Konkin, Ludwig von Mises, and Leo Tolstoy have influenced his beliefs.IMG_20170809_104129227

Ryan is the treasurer of his school’s debate team and guided his team to a tournament victory and undefeated season. He has also been on school teams for baseball, soccer, and golf, though now is individually involved in distance running and skiing. Last fall, Ryan completed his second marathon. He is currently training for back to back marathons in October, as well as the JFK 50-mile race in November.

Furthermore, he is very musically inclined, playing the piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone in his school’s concert, marching, and jazz bands. Last May, he performed the piano solo of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the Bushnell Theater.

Looking forward, Ryan plans on attending the University of Vermont in the coming fall. Though he has not yet declared a major, political science and music are two areas of interest and may become his respective major and minor.




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