Rand Paul

Republicans Discover Poverty. Now What?
It's hard to help the little guy when you hate the safety net
January 07, 2014

Taking a lead from Pope Francis, Republicans are suddenly talking about poverty. This would be a good first step: Stop slashing the safety net.

Rand Paul Accidentally Exposes GOP As Party of Wealthy
December 23, 2013

Young people, they don’t really associate with Republicans on taxes and regulations...They just don’t have any money so they don’t care much about those issues."

Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP
Unlike Chris Christie or Ted Cruz, Scott Walker can appeal to the entire party.
December 01, 2013

There’s a real case that Chris Christie is the front-runner for the 2016 Republican nomination.

Marco Rubio's Foreign-Policy Speech Proves That He is The Most Craven U.S. Senator
November 20, 2013

Read his Big Thoughtful Foreign Policy Speech and see if you can find a single idea

Rand Paul Apologizes for Plagiarism, Not for Neo-Confederate Staffers
November 07, 2013

The worst thing you can do to Rand Paul is question his intellect or its honesty. Neo-confederates on the payroll? That's different.

Why Aren't There More Female Libertarians?
October 30, 2013

Close your eyes and picture a libertarian. Maybe Rand Paul’s grinning visage and satyr-like curls swim before your lids. Maybe you see that guy from college who hijacked a seminar on Madame Bovary by pontificating about laissez-faire economics.

The Republican Party's Wacko Birds are Also Its Policy Wonks
September 23, 2013

Frank Rich has a somewhat surprising essay in New York magazine in which he makes the case that Rand Paul has been an important and valuable presence in the Senate.

Rand Paul's Syria Bible Thumping
Why does he only seem to care about the country's Christians?
September 04, 2013

"I have nothing good to say about Assad," Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made sure to stipulate on a hurried conference call after the marathon Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Syria yesterday.

Rand Paul's Dangerous Lasik Obsession
August 27, 2013

Senator Rand Paul has spent much of the August recess engaged in typical political activities—attending a roundtable on school reform, participating in a fundraiser for a fellow Republican, and speaking at a local ham breakfast.

Even Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Can't Stand Him
August 08, 2013

It’s not easy for many coastal liberals to understand how it can be that Mitch McConnell is facing a conservative challenge in the Republican primary for his Senate re-election.

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