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U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

April 17, 2015

What Makes Rand Paul Strange

Senator Paul has demonstrated why no true libertarian will ever be president.

February 10, 2015

Peter Thiel Wields Political Influence On GOP

Meet the Republican Party’s gateway to Silicon Valley cash.

October 9, 2014

How To Spot A Paranoid Libertarian

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — In a recent essay in the New Republic, Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz contends that Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange reflect a political impulse he calls “paranoid libertarianism.” Wilentz claims that far from being “truth-telling comrades intent on protecting the state and the Constitution from authoritarian malefactors,” they “despise […]

January 30, 2014