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Rand Paul, R–Stunning Hypocrisy
Dick Cheney does not approve of Rand Paul, which is certainly a strong recommendation. But not strong enough. The senator from Kentucky’s occasionally expressed doubts about the national security state and wars of whim and folly may offend the delicate sensibilities of the former vice president,...
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How Rand Paul's Policies Would Increase Inequality
So-called libertarian Rand Paul is running for president. As with Cruz, it's hard to see him being more than a sideshow. Nonetheless, he's a sideshow with a non-trivial amount of support, especially among young conservatives. For that reason, it's worth rehashing his wacky political views...
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Do GOP Frontrunners Have an Iran Policy Besides Sanctions and Bombs?
President Barack Obama’s negotiations with Iran to ensure that its nuclear enrichment program remains purely civilian, for generating electricity, ought to be bipartisan in spirit. Achieving that goal would benefit all Americans. The GOP presidential field in particular and the Republican Party in...
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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Primer for Rand Paul (and Everyone Else)
Well, that was fast. Congress hasn’t been back even two weeks, and the conservative attacks on Social Security are already in full swing. As ThinkProgress reported last week, House conservatives kicked off the 114 th Congress—literally on Day One—with a midnight rule change that prohibits a routine...
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Rand Paul: Kicking Palestinians is a Freebie
People who are still sure that Rand Paul offers a meaningful alternative to Hillary as far as excessively zealous support for the Empire is concerned may need to install the latest version of the software. This week, Senator Paul introduced legislation to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians unless...
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