Rand Paul

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...
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
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
May 21, 2013

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

Rand Paul Is Not the Answer to Republicans' Youth Problem
March 19, 2013

Conservative thinkers have been brainstorming ideas to revive the GOP, but few Republican politicians have been as bold.

Is the Filibuster Unconstitutional?
March 07, 2013

The Founding Fathers might not approve of today's Senate.