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Rand Paul Makes Weird Jim Crow Comparison

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) compared President Barack Obama winning elections to Jim Crow laws and Japanese internment on Thursday, arguing that they all g...

Death of a Libertarian

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The ostensible goal of libertarian theory is a good one: equality of opportunity for everyone. However, when we look at what happens when libertarian ideals are implemented, the results are just the opposite.

Jason Linkins

Rand Paul's Pick For Social Media Director Was A Terrible Idea | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

If you leave the True Believers aside, one of the things that always made it awkward to embrace former Texas Rep. and presidential aspirant Ron Paul w...

Correcting Rand Paul on the GOP's Troubling Civil Rights Record

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.19.2013 | College
Walker Bragman

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently spoke to students at Howard University in an effort to reach minority voters. During the interview Mr. Paul revealed a...

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Lampoons Rand Paul

Posted 04.11.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow tore into Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on her Wednesday MSNBC show for misleading an audience of Howard University students about "never quest...

WATCH: Rand Paul's Wildly Misleading Claim

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

During an appearance at Howard University on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made misleading claims about his past support for the 1964 Civil Rights...

Vulgar Borkians: The Tea Party and the Judge

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Rosenthal

Zero-sum thinking in American conservatism goes deeper than disputing spoils. The Tea Party's view about things like benefits is a subset of a more general vein of conservative thought in which liberty itself is seen as a zero-sum commodity.

Libertarian For Governor Says Civil Rights Act Is Illegal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, third party candidates in both the race for Illinois governor and the race for President Obama's former Senate seat filed their petitions, ...

Conservative Superheroes: The New Dynamic Duo

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

What issues will be important to the new Republican brand? Though the jury may still be out on that question, the Party is at least providing hints as to what direction they're leaning.

Racism, Sexism and Disparities, Oh My!

Christine Bork | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Rand Paul represents a contingent of America that just wishes it didn't have to deal with such things as inequity and inequality. But deal we must. There are real disparities in our world -- and right here in Chicago.

Rand Paul Complains Of 'Intolerance' On The Left: Liberals 'Call Me Names' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul continued his media tour Monday, talking to Fox News' Neil Cavuto about the fracas created by his recen...

Rand Paul Op-Ed Defends Civil Rights Stance, Compares Himself To Martin Luther King Jr.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul emerged from his relative media dormancy over the weekend, writing an op-ed for the Bowling Green Daily News t...

Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner: Why Rand Paul's Party Is Invite Only

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

Certain folk in Kentucky forsook their joe last week Something a spot more bitter was what they did seek Their guy beat Mitch McConnell's pick in the ...

Rand Paul Remarks Lead Kentucky Legislature To Pass Civil Rights Legislation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - The Kentucky Senate, reacting to a divisive comment by Republican Rand Paul, has adopted a resolution declaring any form of discrimination to b...

The Paul-Maddow Interview -- A Liberal's Second Thoughts

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Maybe too many of us have grown so cynical with today's political culture that we have a hard time coping with, much less believing in, someone who is running for political office who is actually authentic and sincere.

Why Libertarians (and Rand Paul) Are Wrong About the Civil Rights Act

Stephen Menendian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

Discrimination isn't about economic efficiency; it's about morality, fairness, and a basic conception of equality; it's about justice.

Mitch McConnell On Rand Paul: 'He's Said Quite Enough' To The National Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted this week that his fellow Kentuckian, Republican Senate Candidate Rand Paul, needs to take a h...

The Double Standard World of Sarah Palin

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

I wonder if Sarah Palin is trying to single-handedly create a new Olympic event called the "Double Standard"? She's certainly pulled way ahead of all competition.

Before the U.S. Civil Rights Laws: Anti-Discrimination Action in New York State

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lawrence Wittner

Rand Paul is quite right. Anti-discrimination laws do turn the tables on businessmen, who find that they can no longer mistreat employees and customers on the basis of race or gender.

Rand Paul and the Road to Perdition

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

What's so remarkable is that Rand Paul seems to think his beliefs are perfectly reasonable. Or, maybe not so remarkable. We're all the product of our upbringing, and Paul grew up with the John Birch Society.

Where's my Right to be Racist?

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Janssen

Rand Paul may hate discrimination, but not as much as he loves businesses having the right to do what they please, even if that means they discriminate.

Jason Linkins

The Not-So-Brutal 'Meet The Press' Rand Paul Video Montage | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've read a number of accounts, touting this video as something that really stuck it to Rand Paul. Hey, guys, let's get a grip, okay? Meet The Press ran a perfectly anodyne video compilation of a series of already well-traveled news stories.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul: Maddow Was Fair To Me But Media At Large Was Not (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prior to canceling an appearance on "Meet the Press" Friday, Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul did sit down for an interview with a local television...

Sam Stein

Palin: Maddow Was 'Prejudiced' In Her Rand Paul Interview | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Sunday of conducting a "prejudiced" interview with Rand Paul, in which the Tea Par...

Laughing off Rand, Like Pa Ron, Is a Mistake

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant Rand Paul's quip about the Civil Rights Act hit the airwaves, virtually every GOP mainstream politico back pedaled fast from his view of civil rights and him. This is not a negative.