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Meet Rand Paul’s Protege in Maine: State Senator Eric Brakey

In the 2014 election cycle, Rand Paul’s “leadership PAC” Reinventing A New Direction sent funds to just one candidate for the Maine State Legislature: Republican Eric Brakey of New Gloucester. With that kind of specificity, it’s fair to say that Rand Paul’s organization singled Eric Brakey as his kind of candidate. Brakey won office and […]

When People #StandWithRand, What Else Do They Have to Say? (What About You?)

Whatever else you might think about Republican Senator Rand Paul, he’s no Jeb Bush. Since Jeb Bush launched his #RightToRise hashtag on Twitter in January, it’s mostly been empty, only occasionally visited by people making fun of him. Jeb Bush has little popular support as a presidential candidate. Rand Paul clearly has a following, on […]

The Pros and Cons of Rand Paul for President

A list of the positive and negative attributes of the Rand Paul for President campaign. […]

Rand Paul Wants Constitutional Protections For Some Behaviors But Not Others

Gay rights aren’t special rights. They’re just the same rights that are afforded to every other human being in the United States. […]

Rand Paul Is A Phone Case

We’ve been writing about some rather odd small time candidates for President of the United States, from Robert Milnes, who dreams of bringing the Nazi Party into American politics, to Nathan Norman, who harbors the fantasy of bringing Newt Gingrich into the Libertarian Party with an offer of absolutely no money down.

We ought not […]

Rand Paul Demands Presidential Election In 2016

In the opening lines of his personal video response to the State of the Union Address by the President of the United States, Kentucky’s junior senator Rand Paul called for there to be elections to choose a new President: “Something is clearly wrong. America needs many things, but what America desperately needs is new leadership. […]

2016 GOP Republican Candidates Decline To Condemn Steve Scalise Nazi Politics

The big news of the day is that Congressman Steve Scalise has admitted attending a conference of white supremacists, and speaking as a featured at that conference. The conference was prominently organized by David Duke, who is well known as a neoNazi and KKK leader.

The name of the event was the European-American Unity […]

Meritocracy Loses In 2016 Presidential Poll

A new poll out by NBC and Marist shows, among voters in New Hampshire and Iowa, Hillary Clinton in the lead for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and Jeb Bush in the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton was shown to be far, far ahead of her nearest […]

Political Group Reinvents A New Direction For The Second Time

What could be more temporally confused than a political group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction? A direction, if it is truly new, and not merely rehashed elements from an old direction, cannot be reinvented.

How about a group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction 2014, which is a successor to an organization […]

Rand Paul Versus Bernard Sanders On CIA Spying Against The US Senate

Here we are, a full day since the news that the CIA has been conducting illegal spy operations against the United States Senate. In reaction to the revelations yesterday, our writer J. Clifford speculated that the issue could enter the 2016 presidential election, with libertarian Republican Rand Paul and independent Bernard Sanders taking special interest […]

My Own New York Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Poll

Yesterday, I received a New York Voter Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Polling Ballot in the mail. Why would I receive a presidential preference poll from the Republicans, when I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life? I suppose the GOP data bots were programmed to note that I’m a political independent, and bring me […]