Rand Don’t Need No Education

A lot of otherwise smart people are twisting themselves into pretzels explaining why Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is taking the foreign and defense policy positions that he has. Paul’s latest gambit was to join in the looney tunes voices on the Likud fringe of the GOP in demanding more debate on the Chuck Hagel … Continue reading “Rand Don’t Need No Education”

Is Rand Paul Right About Benghazi?

Hillary Clinton’s last hurrah at the State Department – her appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Benghazi – was outrageous in many respects, although the partisan fury of her Republican interrogators did more to obscure the facts than reveal them. However, perhaps their partisan zeal provoked her into the kind of response … Continue reading “Is Rand Paul Right About Benghazi?”


Gazillions. That’s the number of times the federal government has spied on Americans since 9/11 through the use of drones, legal search warrants, illegal search warrants, federal agent-written search warrants, and just plain government spying. This is according to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who, when he asked the government to tell him what it was … Continue reading “Gazillions”

Rand Paul’s Oedipal Drama

Every time Rand Paul opens his mouth, he seems to put both feet and a couple of other appendages in it. There was that unfortunate interview with Rachel Maddow, there was the “couldn’t get any gayer” quip – and now this. In an alternately opaque and all-too-revealing interview with the Daily Paul web site, in … Continue reading “Rand Paul’s Oedipal Drama”

Endorsing Evil Is Politics as Usual

Last Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky endorsed Mitt Romney for president of the United States and followed up a day later by saying he would be “honored” to be Romney’s choice for vice president. Paul pledged his support after having a discussion with Romney in which the latter outlined some of his positions that … Continue reading “Endorsing Evil Is Politics as Usual”

‘Paulites’ vs. ‘Palinites’

Walter Russell Mead, the distinguished foreign policy analyst and editor of The American Interest, has taken on the subject of the so-called Tea Party – the populist American movement to cut the size of government – and its attitude toward foreign policy, a topic that has been much cause for speculation. A recent op ed … Continue reading “‘Paulites’ vs. ‘Palinites’”

The War Party vs. Rand Paul

A couple of years ago, I complained to my old friend, the late Burt Blumert, that some libertarian or other was getting a bit too hot under the collar and needed to cool down a bit: I forget the exact personalities or circumstances involved, but basically I was arguing that we had to police ourselves … Continue reading “The War Party vs. Rand Paul”

Tea Party at the Pentagon?

It’s a cold morning in January 2011. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wake up early to put on their Revolutionary War costumes. They’re joined by a miscellaneous group of anti-government protesters, libertarian activists, and all-around hotheads. With their supporters in tow, the tea party movement’s Adam and Eve drive to the Pentagon and … Continue reading “Tea Party at the Pentagon?”

Lindsey Graham’s Desperation

Just in terms of style, has there ever been a more obsequious opportunist than Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina? Here is somebody who voted for the bank bailouts, the confirmation of two liberal Supreme Court nominees, national ID cards, amnesty for “illegals”, and is known and loved by the liberal media for his … Continue reading “Lindsey Graham’s Desperation”

The Hollow Man:
Rand Paul’s Father Complex 

I get lots of junk email, perhaps more than most, and I ignore 99.9 percent of it, but the other day I got one from the Rand Paul campaign that for some reason stood out, and in an idle moment I opened it, and read:  "Can you help our campaign fight back, today and in … Continue reading “The Hollow Man:
Rand Paul’s Father Complex “