At 8:30p.m. ET I will be discussing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on The Jerry Doyle Show. Paul, who recently addressed Jeb Bush's comments on illegal immigration, may face a well-funded neocon campaign in his widely expected 2016 presidential bid. Read more from Reason on Paul here.
Tea Party Congressman Ted Yoho joined a growing number of xonservatives who are questioning if the Civil Rights Act is constitutional. You may remember when Rachel Maddow made Sen. Rand Paul look like a fool and destroyed him over his anti-civil right's stance. Show More Summary
Neoconservative pundit Bret Stephens wants Rand Paul to be the GOP nominee in 2016...sort of
John Paul Rollert traces the pursuit of self-interest over three centuries. He focuses on Ayn Rand and her influence: [C]apitalism is the only economic system in which [Rand wrote] “the exceptional men” are not “held down by the majority” and in which … the “only good” that humans can do to one another and “the […]
And so we begin to get into – finally! – a real debate about foreign policy within the GOP. With Ron Paul, the neocon stranglehold on Republican foreign policy was easily maintained. With Rand Paul? Not so much. And so we have three sallies against him this week from three classic sources Bret Stephens, Rich […]
In a tongue-in-cheek column in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, columnist Bret Stephens backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to be the Republican Party's next presidential nominee. He wrote that Paul's nomination would lead to "another humbling landslide defeat" for the GOP...
GOP ESTABLISHMENTARIANS NOT SO HOT ON RAND PAUL. I think he’s a very smart and talented politician. Whether he should be the 2016 nominee is, of course, to be determined over the next couple of years. But I keep having to lecture GOP establishment folks on this point: If you criticize GOP candidates more harshly [...]
(Steven Hayward) We’ve got a link in our “Picks” section this morning to Bret Stephens’s Wall Street Journal column mockingly titled “Rand Paul for President,” whose subhed suggests that perhaps the GOP, like Democrats in the 1980s,Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens calls it “bark-at-the-moon lunacy about Halliburton.” National Review’s Rich Lowry opines that ”his instincts sometimes seem more appropriate to a dorm-room bull session than the Situation Room.”...Show More Summary
"... to the overwhelming majority of sane Americans that only the GOP could think of nominating him. This man is Rand Paul, the junior senator from a state with eight electoral votes. The man who, as of this writing, has three years worth of experience in elected office. Show More Summary
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are trying to repurpose the Republicans as the party of the middle class, can they do that with the Koch brothers’ millions?
The Kentucky senator seeks to carve a niche for himself as he tries to remake the GOP.
Cohen: Not to put too fine a point on it, but what has Rand Paul ever done? Oh, sure, he’s a member of the U.S. Senate, but only a freshman, and it’s the only political office he has ever held. He’s an ophthalmologist, a father, a husband and the son of Ron Paul, who used to run for President.
“The door’s not going to open up to the African-American community, to the Hispanic community, until we have something to offer,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told conservatives at the Freedom Summit in New Hampshire over the weekend. Of course, he’s absolutely right. With its base growing grayer and whiter, while also shrinking as a percentage […]
The two men's presidential hopes rest on appeals to the right-wing grassroots—and those voters seem to prefer Cruz.
Over at The Week, Michael Brendan Dougherty has written about he very well-financed opposition Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may face from neoconservative Republican donors once his widely anticipated 2016 presidential campaign begins. Last...Show More Summary
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Jonathan Casas is the young son of Republican State Rep. David Casas of Lilburn. On Friday, he decided to find out who might be a good candidate for President in 2016, so he decided to host a poll on his blog, asking whom his friends and family might pick. That evening, his mom linked to […]
The Kentucky senator seeks to connect with black, female and young voters.