Paul's paternal concern for us doesn't stop at unemployment benefits.
Are Republicans going to walk the same well-trodden path hoping for a different outcome? How many more members of their narrow-minded, ideological, intransigent, and exclusionary party will think they're qualified only to have there dreams dashed by a capricious electorate?
Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.
If there was ever a small opening for the GOP to win the hearts and minds of millennials, pot might be the golden ticket.
The Ayn Rands wouldn't even be a band, at least not in the conventional sense. They would be made up of one man, who might be named Earl Selfman. Earl would perform the covers a cappella, because, after all, he doesn't need a band. He doesn't need anybody.
Too many Progressives do not yet understand the threat posed by the anti-majoritarian compromises agreed to in the Constitution -- or added, like the filibuster, over the decades.
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.
Between 1960 and 2008, 50 U.S. Senators sought the Presidency and lost. U.S. Senator Barack Obama broke the nearly half-century "Senate Curse" in 2008 by wining the Presidency.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is embroiled in controversies about plagiarism, could learn from Obama instead of making lame and silly excuses that are being brilliantly dissected by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and others.
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
What is especially noteworthy in this week's case, after a series of reports of Paul's using others' work as his own, is his response: "I will now footnote everything, just like in college."
While we're in the financial journalism sector, let's look at all the totally wrong hype the cable networks laid on about how certain they were that the Fed would cut back its stimulus bond purchases back in September.
Though Monsieur Cruz, the Ivy League-educated Canadian, was preceded by the erratic and inglorious Rand Paul, the Lone Star pol has taken imbalanced and out-of-touch to new heights.
If Senator Paul were one of my students I could help him sort out the history that he got so wrong in his plagiarized speech, history which has been overshadowed by the plagiarism itself.
Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.
Your attempt to parse the copyright laws to assert that speeches are in a different category than written pieces is just nonsense. Your defensive denials of wrong-doing are fooling no one.