Our Vitriol, and Theirs

The response to my column on Rand Paul has been generally favorable, much to my surprise: generally people who belong to a political movement tend to rally around their tribal leaders if and when they’re attacked, but apparently libertarians are the exception to this general rule. That’s because they’re better than that. Most of the … Continue reading “Our Vitriol, and Theirs”

Rand Paul Drinks Tea, Turns Into Hawk?

“When it is said that nothing, including a nuclear strike, is off the table on Iran, are those who say it not also threatening genocide?” – Rep. Ron Paul, May 22, 2007 “I don’t think you take [nuclear weapons] off the table.” – Rand Paul on Iran, The O’Reilly Factor, May 19, 2010 “Rand Paul … Continue reading “Rand Paul Drinks Tea, Turns Into Hawk?”

Rand Paul’s Problem, and Ours

Ambushed by Rachel “Tail-gunner Jane” Maddow, Rand Paul – son of Ron – is at the center of a ever-escalating controversy, one that underscores the complete emptiness of political discourse in this country. It was a “gotcha” moment that will go down in the history books, under “dirty tricks,” along with the daisy-picking ad run … Continue reading “Rand Paul’s Problem, and Ours”