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Republican Leaders Trying To Help, Tame Rand Paul

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even as national Republican officials seek ways to limit damage from Rand Paul's unorthodox remarks, the Kentucky Senate nominee ra...

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.

History's Fight

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republicans are hurting themselves by re-arguing the Civil Rights Act. If the GOP keeps celebrating the extremists in their history, and Dems take after the progressive heroes in theirs, the 2010 elections will be more winnable than we thought.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Cancels On 'Meet The Press,' Only 3rd Guest To Do So In 62 Years | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a week of unsparingly critical press coverage, Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul is now seeking to limit his national exposure....

Rand Paul, the Tea Party, and Our Constitution

David Gans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gans

The Tea Party likes to portray itself as fighting for the Constitution, but more and more evidence makes it clear that the Tea Party only cares about ...

It's Not the Tea Party's Country to "Take Back"

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

November is the election that counts, and we need to make it a clear statement to the bullies on the Right that they are not in charge.

Rand Paul and the Discourse of Degenerative Myopia

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Rand Paul has demonstrated an inability to articulate in any meaningful way how he can justify racial exclusion by private enterprise.

Dr. Paul, You Should See Dr. Phil

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Rand Paul is clearly and simply a confused child on a stage that he is woefully ill equipped to perform on, at a time when the skills of honesty and integrity are yearned for by the electorate.

Rand Paul and the Souls of Some White Folks

Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D.

Some will argue, as many have, that Rand Paul's comments about Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were consistent with his libertarian principles. However, freedom-talk without justice-talk is empty and, potentially, dangerous.

Rand Paul and the Politics of Inaction

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Liberals find the Pauls attractive because, like John Quincy Adams, they believe "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy." Unfortunately, the Paul philosophy precludes looking for them at home as well.

Rand Paul Is 'Kentucky Fried Candidate' Over Civil Rights Comments

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A tea party conservative on a national stage, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky labored Thursday to explain remarks...

Dr. Rand Paul Can't See Straight

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The problem with Rand Paul isn't that he is a racist. It is that he is a fool. The upside is that Paul's primary victory will ensure that, if nothing else, the Kentucky race will continue to provide ample political fodder for the rest of the year.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Gently Rebuked By GOP Senators Over Civil Rights Act Opposition | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are cautiously distancing themselves from the controversial comments about civil rights legislation made by the GOP candidate who w...

Rand Paul: Trying Hard to "Lie Well"

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

As a youngster, I remember seeing a sign in a store window that said: "No Dogs, Jews or Negroes Allowed." Rand Paul, acting on lifelong family principle, would have the government do nothing to stop that.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul On Civil Rights Controversy: I Shouldn't Have Talked To Rachel Maddow [UPDATED] | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See new updates below. The morning after he declined to endorse the totality of the Civil Rights Act in his much-discussed appearance on the Rachel M...

Rand Paul On 'Maddow' Defends Criticism Of Civil Rights Act, Says He Would Have Worked To Change Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MAJOR UPDATES: Rand Paul has responded to the controversy over his appearance on Maddow's show. Click here for the latest. Kentucky Senate candidat...