Tagged: Rand Paul

In a Phantasmagoria

In a Phantasmagoria

  What are we to think when “evangelicals” find common ground with America’s libertine president? How are we to make sense of a world in which the self-righteous Southern Baptists rally behind a blackguard...

Vote Libertarian, Mitt!

Vote Libertarian, Mitt!

  I never thought much of Mitt Romney’s intelligence, so it shouldn’t surprise me that he’s rummaging through the Republican primary castoffs to find a “third-party candidate” to foil Donald Trump. But even Mitt should...

Here Comes the Clown Car

Here Comes the Clown Car

  Can you picture Ted Cruz in the White house? Marco Rubio? Ben Carson? Rand Paul?  Bobby Jindal? I can’t. What about scandal-plagued Chris Christie? Or the unctuous bumpkin, Mike Huckabee? Or that Koch Brothers...

Social Security Under Attack

Social Security Under Attack

Ever since FDR introduced Social Security more than 80 years ago (photo above), Republicans have fought savagely to repeal it. Now, with a majority in the Senate as well as the House, they are finally poised to...

The Showdown of 2016

The Showdown of 2016

I’m nervous about making predictions for November’s mid-term elections. But I wouldn’t hesitate to say who I think will win the presidency in 2016. After all, November is close enough for you to remember...

In a Dumb World, Brilliant Invention Dazzles Me

In a Dumb World, Brilliant Invention Dazzles Me

You read about the incredibly stupid utterances of demagogues like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, about the “expert” who says homosexuals are preordained to go to Hell, about the clumsy power seekers in places...

How Can Anyone Oppose Extending Jobless Benefits?

How Can Anyone Oppose Extending Jobless Benefits?

It doesn’t look as if the US Senate is going to approve Jack Reed’s bill to extend those expired unemployment benefits, and even if the bill does squeak through the Senate, I doubt it...

A Duel, Rand Paul? Really?

A Duel, Rand Paul? Really?

You might think Rand Paul was joking when he told a TV interviewer he would like to fight a duel with the journalists who caught him plagiarizing. He seemed especially eager to get it...

Crazies Threaten Government Shutdown. Again.

Crazies Threaten Government Shutdown. Again.

I don’t often agree with John McCain. But when he calls Ted Cruz and Rand Paul “wacko-birds,” I won’t argue with him. He might have added Utah senator Mike Lee to the flock. And...

Paul and Cruz Make Christie Look Reasonable

Paul and Cruz Make Christie Look Reasonable

To most Americans, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are foaming-at-the-mouth fanatics far beyond the sphere of reason. To the media they are precious audience builders. A lot of TV viewers tune in to gasp...