Rand Paul

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
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.

President Rand Paul
Watch out, he's becoming a better politician every day
June 17, 2013

His views are extreme. His political skills are fierce. And that's what makes him so dangerous.

A Hillary Clinton 2016 Landslide? Don't Count On It
May 30, 2013

Polls show she has a huge lead—but it is likely to shrink when she jumps into the race. 

Grilled Apple
The political theater of CEO Tim Cook's congressional testimony
May 21, 2013

The political theater of CEO Tim Cook's congressional testimony.