Ron Paul

A disappointing season for libertarians and “movement” conservatives

Featured image I’m guessing that few sentient conservatives are happy with the way this election season is going. Two brands of conservatives will be particularly disappointed: libertarians and hard-core (or “movement”) conservatism. The libertarian movement has been pushing to break through for years. This cycle, it seemed to have the ideal candidate to make a run at the presidency — Rand Paul, dubbed “the most interesting man in politics” by Time Magazine. »

Has Rand Paul peaked too soon?

Featured image In all likelihood, Rand Paul cannot be nominated for president by the Republican Party unless he distances himself to a considerable degree from the views of his father. The younger Paul seems to understand this. For example, he has recently showed far more sympathy for Israel (which he visited) than Ron Paul ever displayed. But Rand Paul’s filibuster against (non-existent) drone attacks on American citizens minding their own business in »

Ron Paul — opportunistic fool

Featured image Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul responded to the murder of former Navy SEAL and legendary sniper Chris Kyle at the hands of another Iraq War veteran by tweeting: “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword,’” Paul overlooked the fact that the death of nearly every other combat veteran, including former snipers, illustrates the opposite. Now, Eliana Johnson reports that Paul »