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Senator Rand Paul

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

Secret Obamatrade Deal: America, the Next Detroit?

Iris Mack | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Iris Mack

Journalist and talk show host Bankole Thompson interviewed me about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (aka Obamatrade), a trade bill being fast-tracked through the U.S. Senate. To listen to our conversation, please click on the audio player here.

Jessica Schulberg

Rand Paul Delivers On NSA Filibuster Promise | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday made good on a threat to filibuster his colleagues' attempts to extend some provisions of the Patrio...

Hillary Clinton: Getting Started

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Her unconventional announcement video indicates that this time will be different. But with about 18 months to go before the 2016 elections, a loaded field of Republican candidates attacking her, and record amounts of campaign money being spent, this campaign will no doubt be most unconventional. And it is only just getting started!

Paige Lavender

Rand Paul Announces He's Running For President | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that he's running for president in 2016. "I am running for president to return our country to the principl...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kurds Become A 2016 Campaign Issue For Rand Paul | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is showing signs of trying to burnish his foreign policy credentials ahead of a likely run for president in 2016,...

Research in the Public Interest

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

Anthropologists and archaeologists do just that. We welcome the opportunity to show Senator Paul and Representative Smith why the work of anthropologists and archaeologists is critical to our nation, in an open and transparent discussion.

Rand Paul Thinks Taxes Are Partly To Blame For Eric Garner's Death

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks the death of Eric Garner is symbolic of a much larger problem in American society: politicians levying taxes on things l...

Rand Paul A Year Ago vs. Rand Paul Now

Mother Jones | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

On the Sunday morning television shows this past weekend—against the backdrop of an Iraq in flames—former Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. Rand...

Rand Paul To Campaign For Tea Party Senate Candidate Just Before GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will head to North Carolina next week in a last-ditch effort to boost a candidate favored by the tea party over the pick of the...

Rand Paul Hits Ted Cruz Over Foreign Policy, Ronald Reagan Comparison

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) penned an editorial for Breitbart News on Monday, in which he implicitly critiqued Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for attempting to ta...

Promise Zones, Economic Freedom Zones and a Kid from Harlem

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.14.2014 | Education
Dorian de Wind

There was a period of time in my life where I was goofing off. I was raised by a single mom. I didn't know my dad. The only difference between me a...

Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus By Airing His Grievances On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) aired his grievances with Congress, the Federal Reserve and the state of bipartisanship in the Senate in a string of Festivus-i...

Rand Paul's GOP Is the Same Old Party

Lon Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Lon Johnson

Republicans are looking at changing demographics around the country, and they don't like what they see. Forced to confront this new reality, they must choose between changing their policies, or changing the rules whenever they can.

Open Letter to Rand Paul: 'I Am a Writer'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

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.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow's Battle With Rand Paul Continues

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.31.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow reported on Monday that Senator Rand Paul may have plagiarized a recent speech where several lines about the movie Gattaca appeared to b...

Senator Rand Paul's Quixotic Quest

Edward Flattau | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will never be president of the United States, and his performance at a recent congressional hearing demonstrates why. Paul ass...

China and Syria

Donald Gross | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Donald Gross

One of the most significant aspects of the case China makes against a military strike on Syria is its consistency with positions taken by leading American opponents of an attack.

How Arming Syrian Rebels Will Backfire (See Libya, Afghanistan)

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Arming the enemies of our enemies hasn't made the U.S. more friends; it has made the U.S. more enemies. That is why only a diplomatic solution can stop the bloodshed.

Rand Paul Tells 'Kind Of Mean' Joke About Police

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took aim at the U.S. Capitol Police Thursday night, joking that those who previously guarded Senate entrances now blocked due t...

Three Reasons Why Harry Reid Should 'Go Nuclear'

Bill Bartmann | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

Senator Harry Reid has hinted that he might in the next few days use the nuclear option to secure the confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB.

Gun Control: A Case Study in How Money Has Changed Our Political System

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

In spite of what the National Rifle Association says, the majority of Americans favor tighter gun control legislation. The hold-up in the Senate represents a failure of our democratic process.

Obama And Rand Paul Have Something In Common

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and President Barack Obama have something in common. Paul appeared on Fox News Thursday to take a stand against gun legislat...

Rand Paul's GOP

Walker Bragman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

No matter what happens, Senator Paul represents a redefining of America's conservative party, and regardless of how electable he is now, his posturing should send a clear message to Democrats.

On Immigration, Rand Paul Emphasizes Hard Work, Not Welfare

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) -- who has increasingly tried to separate himself from the “GOP of old” -- was once again at odds with members of his own p...