Rand Paul

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
An exclusive interview on Fox News, Tea Party nihilism, and Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul in 2016
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.

Why Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Are Taking on Military Sex Assault
July 16, 2013

Kirsten Gillibrand has made two unlikely allies in her efforts to address the military’s endemic problems with sexual abuse: Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.

Rand Paul's Not Worried About His Neo-Confederate Co-Author
July 11, 2013

A couple days ago, news broke that Rand Paul's co-author and social media director Jack Hunter was once the Southern Avenger, a shock-jock radio personality who wore a red mask with the stars and bars criss-crossing his face.

Wendy Davis v. Rand Paul: Whose Filibuster Was Better?
June 26, 2013

Last night Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat, filibustered SB 5, a bill that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks and shut down most of the state’s abortion providers.

Deregulating Your Cake, and Eating It, Too
June 26, 2013

When the Supreme Court announced yesterday that it had eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley had an interesting reaction.

About that Rand Paul Cover Photo...
A Conversation with Platon
June 17, 2013

 An interview with Platon, who photographed this issue's cover with Rand Paul, discussing the experience, his art, plus various portraits throughout. 

Rand Paul Is Keeping His Fingers Crossed
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June 17, 2013

Here's the cover image from the latest issue of The New Republic, shot by the photographer Platon. Take note of Senator Paul's left hand (full image below). Read Julia Ioffe's story here.

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