Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Have Switched Places
March 16, 2014
Washington expected the Ivy League guy to suck up and Aqua Buddha guy to stick out. They were wrong.
"Corporatism" is the Latest Hysterical Right-Wing Accusation
December 15, 2013
When conservatives accuse Obama of coddling big business, check your wallet
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.
Abolish Public Schools: Ron Paul's Education Proposal
September 15, 2013
Do you have an eight-year-old child? Is your son or daughter currently being educated by a teacher, in a school? If so, you are a failure as a parent, and as an American.
President Rand Paul
June 17, 2013
His views are extreme. His political skills are fierce. And that's what makes him so dangerous.
January 23, 2013
Libertarian protesters made a pretty big splash during the Obama years. But not on Inauguration Day.
The Gold Standard Is Nuts—and Perfect for Today’s GOP
August 27, 2012
The GOP has convinced working-class whites to support rich people's fiscal policy. Now they’ve figured the same trick for monetary policy, too.
When Ron Paul released a statement earlier this week informing supporters that “moving forward … we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primary states that have not yet voted,” it was easy to imagine Mitt Romney’s campaign staff quietly rejoicing.
What Does Ron Paul Really Want?
May 05, 2012
In 2008, nobody much cared what Ron Paul wanted: He was dismissed as a fringe candidate, someone defined by the decades he spent losing 434-to-one votes in the House and refusing to endorse his party’s presidential candidate. In this presidential cycle, however, questions about Paul’s intentions have risen, precisely because his performance has begun to resemble that of a conventional politician who can compete if not win.
Other than the brief period when the concept of “President Newt Gingrich” looked slightly plausible, the strangest phenomenen in this otherwise predictable election season has been Americans Elect, a political “party” without a platform or a candidate, but with a likely place on the ballot in almost every state. For now, it may seem the only reasonable response to the benighted Americans Elect is to ignore it (as many clearly have).