Monday, May 25, 2015
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The Right’s Political Correctness

None of the leading Republicans is willing to challenge to the party’s rightward lurch over the past decade.

May 25, 2015
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Rand Paul’s Anti-NSA-Spying ‘Filibuster’ Lasts 10½ hours

Though civil libertarians heralded Paul as a hero, skeptics dismissed his move as symbolic at best, largely aimed at boosting fundraising for his nascent presidential campaign.

May 21, 2015
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Rand Paul Takes To Senate Floor To Block NSA Surveillance Measure

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) spoke out against a National Security Agency spying program on the Senate floor.

May 20, 2015
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Paul Hopes His Opposition To Patriot Act Boosts Campaign Support

Rand Paul’s vow to fight the Patriot Act sets up a showdown with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and it’s an important moment for his campaign.

May 19, 2015
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Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 2015
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The Wrong Questions About Iraq

Republican presidential candidates are tripping all over each other to say that we shouldn’t have invaded Iraq. Unfortunately, there are far more relevant questions that Republican and Democratic candidates alike need to answer.

May 14, 2015
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Thanks, Jeb: Republicans Now Oppose The Iraq War!

GOP candidates are now saying the Iraq War was a mistake, indicating that the race has officially crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

May 13, 2015
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Video: Rand Paul Aide Licks Tracker Camera

Okay, this is weird.

May 11, 2015
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Ben Carson: Fix Economy To Address Poverty

Though he lacks political experience, Carson arguably has the most compelling personal story of any candidate.

May 8, 2015
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Ruling On NSA Phone Data Splits GOP Presidential Hopefuls

A court decision Thursday that declared the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata to be illegal revealed a sharp split among several Republican presidential hopefuls over the scope of the surveillance.

May 7, 2015
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A Less Conservative America

Republicans and conservatives have a brand problem. Their presidential campaign will only aggravate it as candidates are forced to double-down on an ideology that is in danger of decline.

May 7, 2015
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Making A Fetish Of John McCain

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He’s no “maverick,” he’s a feckless partisan.

May 1, 2015
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CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton Way Ahead Of GOP Field

Of the eight Republicans tested, Marco Rubio currently comes the closest against Clinton — but even he is trailing by a 14-point margin.

April 20, 2015
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If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making It Worse?

Voters should listen closely to the Republicans who assert that they are the true spokesmen for the working class. What do they propose to address inequality? And how “authentic” is their concern?

April 17, 2015
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
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Marco Rubio Is The Best GOP Candidate: 5 Reasons That’s Horrible

Despite his once-sane views on immigration, his pleasant demeanor, and his optimism, Marco Rubio’s policies are atrocious. Possibly even more atrocious than those of his Republican competitors.

April 13, 2015
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Top Reads: ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Did you notice Rand Paul made his announcement at the Galt House Hotel? Did he see the hero of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ beckoning and hear the call of destiny?

April 12, 2015
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Rand Paul: Libertarian, Except When He’s Not

Senator Rand Paul insists he’s a tight-fisted libertarian who cuts spending and stops waste. But look at what he has done rather than what he says.

April 11, 2015
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Funny Business: The Financial ‘Shenanigans’ Of Ron Paul And Company

The nagging question about the Paul family business is how much of Ron’s millions were the fruit of his racist, anti-Semitic, gay-baiting, conspiracy-addled newsletters.

April 9, 2015
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Endorse This: Rand Paul vs. Savannah Guthrie (And The Old Rand Paul)

Watch as Rand Paul tells NBC’s Savannah Guthrie how to do her job and ask him questions in a proper manner — after she asks a probing question or two.

April 8, 2015
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Analysis: Paul’s Challenge Is Moving Beyond Libertarian Niche

“He’s going to get hit hard from both the left and the neocon right, and he hasn’t yet played politics at this stage.”

April 8, 2015
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2016 Presidential Candidates Address Inequality (Sort Of)

At last, America’s political leaders indicate that they now hear the voices and feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class. Alas the “solution” they propose just offers aid to the same corporate elites who’ve been knocking them down.

April 8, 2015
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Can America Stand Rand? Cranking Up His ‘Libertarian’ Campaign

Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.

April 7, 2015
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Clinton vs. Paul in 2016?

Tell us who you think would win this potential 2016 matchup.

April 7, 2015
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Watch: Rand Paul Announces Presidential Bid

Sen. Rand Paul announces his presidential bid today at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Watch the live video below.

April 7, 2015
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