Misunderstanding the ‘Libertarian Moment’
Ramesh: My take on this question is that most people, including you, are misunderstanding what the phrase “libertarian moment” means. Granted it could be because libertarians themselves have poorly defined what it means or have overstated what it means, though …
Rand Paul: ‘We Must Have a Religious Bearing as a Nation’
Sen. Rand Paul, in response to a question about how the federal government should treat abortion, said the country can’t survive without a religious foundation.
Quoting the British theologian Os Guinness, Paul said, “Liberty requires restraint but the only restraint …
ISIS Killed Rand Paul’s White House Hopes
Last night’s debate was notable in part for a missing person. Rand Paul — banished from the main stage — boycotted the undercard and ended the evening an afterthought. His White House hopes are on life support.
It was …
Rand Paul Debuts New Ad Calling Ted Cruz a Flip-Flopper
This morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Rand Paul discussed his new web video that uses a short clip of Ted Cruz stammering when asked about whether he wanted the 2013 immigration bill to pass to contend that the Texas …
Rand Paul: Downed Russian Jet Could Lead to Nuclear War
Senator Rand Paul thinks that Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday could draw the United States into nuclear war.
“The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet illustrates precisely why we need open lines of communication …
Rand Paul vs. Marco Rubio on Taxes
At the debate Tuesday night, Paul said that Rubio was unconservative in favoring an expansion of the military budget and the child credit–two policies that Republicans have supported off and on for decades. Paul is certainly entitled to try to …
GOP Debate Showed Why We Should Be Thankful for Rand’s Foreign Policy
During last night’s debate, Rand Paul did a great job of showing why we should all be thankful for his candidacy: His differing views on foreign policy.
Yep. You heard me.
First of all, I’ll admit that I …
In Praise of Two Candidates (Who Are Not Mine)
Before the mood passes, I’d like to pay tribute to two debaters last night: John Kasich and Rand Paul. In several articles, I’ve read that Kasich’s words won’t endear him to the Republican primary electorate. That …
I’ll Say it Again: Rand Paul Is Right — Reject the Syria No-Fly Zone
I don’t often agree with Rand Paul in his approach to national defense and foreign policy (Marco Rubio was exactly correct when he said we can’t have an economy without an effective national defense), but Paul is spot-on in his …
Ted Cruz’s and Rand Paul’s Strange Embrace of the VAT
Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are strong advocates of limited government. They are gifted spokesmen for free markets, and they are heroes for taking on the GOP establishment on issues such as overspending and civil liberties.
That is why …
There Never Was a ‘Libertarian Moment’
Senator Rand Paul is dropping out of the presidential race, a move that has journalists reaching back to 2014, when Paul was leading the polls and people were arguing that he was a good fit for a “libertarian moment” in American …
Rand Paul said that, because people of different races use drugs at about the same rate but African Americans disproportionately make up people in prison for drug offenses, this suggests there is racism in the criminal-justice system. But this is …
Cruz, Paul Tax Plans Court Disaster
Writing in the Wall Street Journal today, John Cochrane has it exactly right: the best strategy for conservative tax reformers to follow at this point is to move the system towards taxing consumption rather than total income (consumption + investment) but …
Rand Paul’s Biggest Problem: Ted Cruz
Cedar Rapids, Iowa — If Rand Paul hoped to resurrect and reinvigorate his White House campaign, he couldn’t have picked a better place.
In a Saturday afternoon forum here sponsored by FreedomWorks, the libertarian organization that helped fuel support for …
Rand Paul Takes Another Swing at Marco Rubio on Taxes
After getting his facts wrong about Senator Rubio’s tax plan in Tuesday’s debate, Senator Paul is trying a new line of attack: Rubio supposedly would give the child tax credit to illegal immigrants. One problem is that Rubio has specified …
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump, Carson, Cruz, Rubio Will Be GOP’s ‘Final Four’
Sen. Rand Paul had his best night in Tuesday’s Republican primary debate, but it won’t be enough to alter his fortunes, Charles Krauthammer said tonight on Fox News’s Special Report.
“I give him points for courage and candor,” Krauthammer said. “…
Conservatism and the National Defense
Senator Rand Paul is entitled to take any position he wants on whether and how to fund America’s armed forces. He is not entitled to redefine conservatism to make it fit the impulse, which he has embraced, to further …
Great Places To Be Really, Really Rich
From the annals of hand-waving: Emily Badger of the Washington Post concedes that Senator Rand Paul had it right last night about income inequality and lefty cities — that they have it the worst — but insists that this doesn’…
Rand Paul: Income Inequality ‘Worst in Cities Run by Democrats’
Asked how he would tackle income inequality, Senator Rand Paul suggested the first thing to do is move out of cities and states run by Democrats.
The Kentucky senator also blamed the Federal Reserve for widening inequality. Here’s his answer …
Rand Paul Takes a Shot At Paul Ryan as Leadership Suspense Builds
Senator Rand Paul took a shot at Paul Ryan last night, just as the former vice presidential candidate was returning to D.C. to decide if he will run for House speaker.
The Kentucky Republican faulted Ryan for cutting a 2013 …