Tagged: Rand Paul


Chief Justice John Roberts Does Nothing, Rand Paul Objects

Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s quip about “I did nothing, and I did it well,” about his time presiding over the Clinton Impeachment is going to have to be updated for Chief Justice John Roberts.

Just Not Fringe Enough

The “libertarian moment” appears to be ending ironically – with some libertarians endorsing the closest thing to a fascist American politics has had for some time.

And They’re Off!

A snapshot of a crowded campaign, taken right as the gate opens.

The 10 Biggest Lies Being Told About the Government Shutdown

If you’ve been listening to cable news, talk radio or your local Republican Congressman talk about our current government shutdown, chances are that much or all of what you’ve heard is a lie. Here is a list of the ten biggest whoppers being floated today.

Rand Paul: Not Aristotle

There’s something about being a willfully marginal player in the political sphere that induces whininess. Or at least that’s the conclusion I can’t help but come to after reading the libertarian-ish Conor Friedersdorf’s epic...

This Is Why the GOP Can’t Have Nice Things

Maybe Georgia Republicans were right after all; maybe Obama really does a Marvel-comics-like mind control ray. How else does one explain the obliviously self-destructive actions of Rand Paul and the entire right-wing media machine...

Rand Paul, Victim

Note: My thoughts and fervent best wishes go out to everyone in Boston. At this early juncture I feel that’s all that can be responsibly said. As Ta-Nehisi Coates notes, this report should put to rest any...

Outreach, Rand Paul Style

I’ve been thinking lately about Rand Paul’s recent attempt at what is called minority outreach at Howard University, “the historically black college” (apparently the mandatory phrasing). I’ve been thinking about what, exactly, Paul did...

Rand Paul and the Imperial Presidency

Rand Paul has, so far, been pretty good on issues of national security. Maybe not quite as staunchly anti-war as his father, but that remains to be seen. Via Sullivan, however, this really terrific...

Why Rand Paul is wrong about the Civil Rights Act

Given that the Civil Rights Act is in no danger of repeal and the libertarian-ish wing of the Republican Party offers some interesting opportunities for coalition building on civil liberties and foreign policy, I’m...