Kind of amazingly, Virginia Heffernan has managed to write an entire Yahoo! News column about the supposed “pointlessness” of Ron Paul’s Internet-enabled grassroots campaign without ever mentioning Rand Paul’s election to the U.S. Senate and 2010 and the modest but growing influence of Paul-inspired activists and legislators, including Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), one of the most outspoken new House members. Given that Paul really does espouse a marginalized political creed (i.e., Rothbardian nationalist paleolibertarianism), the fact that his Fed-bashing, his critique of crony capitalism, and even his anti-interventionist streak has gained currency on the mainstream right strikes me as pretty significant. My own views are very different from Paul’s, but there is no question that he has changed the debate on the right — and that wouldn’t have happened without the decentralized, anti-hierarchical movement sparked by his 2008 presidential campaign.
Every good prosecutor will tell you that the best case is a strong circumstantial case — and that’s exactly what we have.
On the unforced errors of America’s most political doctor.
The videos disclosed so far all have obvious potential terrestrial explanations.
The demands of nightly doses of craven partisanship for year upon year have ruined him.
Donald Trump really does believe that he, along with two former GOP senators, will be ‘reinstated’ to office this summer.
It seems indisputable that the Democratic Party has a real interest in Harris being more popular than she is.
The Supreme Court rejects intolerance, but leaves questions unanswered.
The Chinese regime moves to snuff out a pro-democracy newspaper.
Chan said she and her fellow scientists were wary of becoming a 'tool for racists.'
Health-care policy badly needs to be addressed. But it remains a task for Congress.
On the menu today: the Fed’s surprising hawkishness, the FTC’s new trustbuster, the anti-Amazon industry, and more.
The Geneva summit yielded a few bright spots, but also gave the Russian strongman what he wanted.