Posts Tagged ‘Rand Paul’

Rand Paul road tests campaign themes in CA

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Rand Paul

In the early search for an edge in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has trained his sights on California. Doubling down on a strategy that saw Paul make waves with a well-received speech at the University of California, Berkeley in March, the presidential hopeful just took a big step toward using t...

CA GOP Fall Convention pushes liberty

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
California GOP convention 2014

This past weekend, California Republicans gathered in Los Angeles for their annual Fall Convention under the banner, “Reclaim California.” Throughout the event, party delegates, candidates and elected officials sought to cast a picture of unity and diversity just over six weeks away from the Nov...

“Captain America” sequel: The first libertarian popcorn movie

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The stars and heroes of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" may be government employees, but the messages of the movie amount to entry-level libertarian thinking -- messages with massive resonance for current policy and political debates. Among them: 1) Don't trust a state that gathers secrets ...

Robert Gates scorns the RINOs who don't get ripped enough

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

One of the wonderful things about the rise of Ron and Rand Paul and the increasingly libertarian tone of some of the young Republicans elected to Congress is that they are shunning the mindless embrace of military spending that has been the GOP norm forever -- whether when it was vaguely justifiable...

Shutdown casts shadow over CA races for U.S. House

Monday, October 7th, 2013
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The partial government shutdown is now in its second week. Throughout the duration of the shutdown, national and local media have released myriad stories about the pain that different government workers — and those who rely on government — are experiencing. Senate Democrats and President Obam...

Why Chris Christie won’t be president

Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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As his speech before GOP honchos this week showed, Chris Christie obviously is running for president. The New Jersey governor likely will be re-elected next year, then begin campaigning in earnest for the White House. He attacked potential opponents, meaning especially Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky,...

LAT: GOP falling apart. Real story is much more striking

Monday, August 5th, 2013
The Coronation

The Republican Party may have just seen its second straight feckless presidential campaign. Yet it has what The New York Times calls "firm hold" of the House of Representatives. And 2014 is shaping up as "unpleasant" for Democrats hoping to keep control of the Senate, according to Time magazine. ...

NSA scandal reveals real liberty lovers

Monday, June 17th, 2013

June 17, 2013 By Steven Greenhut Most Americans who pay any attention to politics believe the nation’s great chasm is between “Red State” Republicans and “Blue State” Democrats. While the nation’s two major parties have their differences, the real divide is and always has been between ...

Boston bombing: Why to expect bad fallout on two fronts

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

April 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The fallout from the April 15 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon continues. Initially, the primary reaction was tired partisan attempts to imply the fault was either somehow a) the president's fault because of his foreign policy or b) the Republicans' fault becaus...

Drones a litmus test on trust in government

Monday, March 18th, 2013

March 18, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -– Don't you hate it when life starts to resemble one of those bleak, futuristic dystopian movies? I'm thinking of an almost unfathomable reality –- local and state governments are joining the feds in buying unmanned aerial vehicles -– drones -–...