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
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.
The Chris Christie-Rand Paul War That Wasn't
August 01, 2013
We think of the days when the Hearsts and Pulitzers of this country fanned the flames of war to sell newspapers as long behind us, but as it turns out, it’s an impulse that’s alive and well in certain newsrooms.Did that strike you as needlessly hyper
John McCain, Undecided 2016 Voter
July 30, 2013
John McCain on Fox's schizophrenia, the Tea Party's nihilism, and the difficulty of choosing between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
What the Chris Christie-Rand Paul Ruckus Really Means
July 26, 2013
The political press is abuzz over what sure looks like one of the first clashes of the Republican Party's 2016 primary season.
The 2016 Republican Primary is Going to be Awesome
July 19, 2013
That does it. With Rep. Peter King’s announcement that he’s interested in running for president in 2016, I want to enter for the record my unseemly, unabashed excitement for the 2016 Republican primaries.