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.
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.
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.