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Pro-War and Anti-War Hero Rand Paul Unveils His (and the President’s) Foreign Policy

Yes, that’s an awkward headline, but work with me here. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is preparing to introduce a declaration of war against ISIS and, according to The Daily Beast, his declaration will “allow boots on the ground.” Perhaps most … Continue reading

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Rand Paul is Anti-Choice. Or Not. Or Who the Hell Knows.

The senator who introduced the Life at Conception Act the other day and who wants to end abortion on demand and who supports a personhood amendment effectively criminalizing abortion as murder was a little confused on CNN yesterday. BLITZER: Just … Continue reading
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Rand Paul’s Fantastic Ride Includes Introducing ‘Right To Life’ Bill

Not content with wooing the Senate chamber with a 12 hour filibuster of  The Civil Rights Act President Obama’s national security policy, recently– Rand Paul, who is now beloved by adoring partisans everywhere who stood with Rand! by Standing With Rand!– and who are still … Continue reading
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Benghazi Attack Suspect in Custody

I assure you, the far-right conspiracy fetishists won’t acknowledge this. And if they do, it’ll be in the form of yet another conspiracy. A man suspected of involvement in the September attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi is … Continue reading
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Blaming Eric Holder for Rand Paul’s Words

As you might recall, I flipped out on Greenwald and law professor Ryan Goodman for attacking Eric Holder for a phrase that was coined by Rand Paul: “engaged in combat.” Quick recap — Paul asked Holder whether the president had … Continue reading
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Quote of the Morning

Dear Senator Paul: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: “Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?” The … Continue reading
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Of Course He Is!

This comes as no surprise: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) acknowledged to Politico that he was “seriously” considering running for president in 2016. Said Paul: “I think our party needs something new, fresh and different. What we’ve been running — nothing … Continue reading
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Holder’s Letter to Rand Paul

It’s embarrassing that we live in a world where Eric Holder has to spell it out in small words that the president isn’t going to drone you while you’re at the buffet or sipping your lattes, but that’s exactly what … Continue reading
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Is Rand Paul Still Your Hero?

Watch Rand Paul agree with Eric Holder less than 24 hours after his 13 hour filibuster. On what constitutes an imminent threat: “Anybody bringing a weapon to a place, assembling a weapon, using a weapon…” What Eric Holder has enunciated, … Continue reading
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And, No. Drones Will Not Kill You While You Drink Coffee at Starbucks.

Here’s the centerpiece of my Thursday column: In a senate hearing yesterday, far-right Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Eric Holder about his letter to Rand Paul, repeatedly asking Holder if he thought it was constitutional to use a drone to … Continue reading
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No. Holder Didn’t Say Obama Can Use Drones To Kill Citizens on American Soil.

My Wednesday column begins like so: As I’ve written before, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to carry on a rational discussion about the use of lethal force against enemy combatants born in the U.S., as well as the use of drones … Continue reading
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Meanwhile, at the Kids Table

According to the most recent reports, Republicans may be on the verge of dropping their filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense. And while John McCain says he is finally satisfied by the information the White House has … Continue reading
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Tea Party Republicans Will Take Two Rebuttals To Say The Same Thing

Not to be shown up by President Obama and his State Of The Union address this Tuesday, Republicans are seizing upon the opportunity to introduce America to two of the party’s wonderfully multifaceted angles of the same exact platform. Senators … Continue reading
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We Call Him Rand

Artist – John Cole In other news, Senator Dianne Feinstein formally introduced a bill today that would ban the sale of over 150 models of assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The ban would reportedly be … Continue reading

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Alex Jones: The Government Is Trying to Make More Gay People

My Thursday column and the most ridiculous conspiracy theory of the week: During yesterday’s Senate hearing on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Senator Rand Paul grilled Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and told her that if he had been the … Continue reading

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Rand Paul is an Unhinged Yokel

Straight from the Glenn Beck School of Wizardry, here’s libertarian boy-wonder Rand Paul asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for details on a secret CIA operation that doesn’t exist during a nationally-televised, public hearing. via ThinkProgress It’s been in news … Continue reading

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Fighting a Nonexistent Obama in the Post-Reality Era

My Tuesday column tackles the most popular activity in American politics: attacking an Obama that simply doesn’t exist. I hate to beat this to death, but the more I think about Clint Eastwood’s convention performance art, the more I’m convinced … Continue reading

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Sorry, Rand Paul, the President Has Reduced the Size of Government

Rand Paul tried to get away with the “Obama has grown the size of government” lie on national television, with Paul Krugman seated across the table from him. Smart! PAUL: The thing I don’t understand is that your arguing that … Continue reading

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Rand Paul is an Idiot

Libertarian boy wonder Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing … Continue reading

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They Aren’t Serious

Senator Rand Paul, libertarian boy-wonder, endorsed Mitt Romney last night. And if you know anything about either of their philosophies, you would know how little sense this makes. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday … Continue reading

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