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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.

The Rand Paul Opportunity: Hang the Tea Party Albatross Around the GOP's Neck in 2010--Nationwide

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Grown-ups in the Republican party (it's relative thing) understand the danger of the Rand Paul candidacy going national. That's why they opposed him in the first place.

Rand Paul: Libertarian Extraordinaire?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Rand Paul's thinking on refusing to serve minorities and other issues is one dimensional. It's hard to admire a mind that can't accommodate real world solutions to problems.

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Rand Paul Keynoted 2009 Rally for Far-Right Constitution Party

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

2010-05-21-randpaul.jpg In April of last year, Dr. Rand Paul was the featured guest speaker at an event held by the Constitution Party of Minnesota, whose stated goals include "restor[ing] American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations."

Former Ron Paul Aide Sends me Vicious Comments

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

There's nothing sadder than a middle-aged angry white man venting on the internet about how 'the government stole my wages and gave it to black welfare mothers'.

Rand Paul Underscores the Tea Party's Connection to Race

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In Rand Paul's utopia, a private, free market police corporation can set up shop in a community, buy up any competing police corporations and announce that it no longer serves black people.

The Practical and Economic Bankruptcy of Rand Paul's Lunch Counter Libertarianism

Jake Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Berliner

While Paul's lunch counter libertarianism disgusts us, it is his economic libertarianism that truly imperils us.

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

Why Libertarians are a Danger to the Economy

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Cohen

The debate between Libertarians and the economic Left should have ended after the spectacular collapse of the deregulated financial sector.

Who's Afraid of Rand Paul?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

With the Democrats trusting our well-being to the likes of Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner, would it not be good to have at least one Republican senator questioning the Washington spending spree?

Broad Based Anti-War Network Forming on 8th Anniversary of Iraq War

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kevin Zeese

Come Home, America: A New Anti-War Network Brings Conservatives and Progressives, Liberals and Libertarians Together to Oppose U.S. Wars and Empire A...

Democrats: To Break Up the (Tea) Party, Stop Locking People Up

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Democrats ought to be working to break up the Tea Party by taking stands on those issues that'll pry loose the movement's social libertarians. Foremost, we should quit locking people up for no good reason.

Who Is John Galt? No, Really.

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

John Galt's "rational self-interest" is a fantasy. Tea Partiers and Libertarians need to reconcile with this fact, but it will require far more thought than they have customarily been willing to spare.

Greenspan's Nightmare Is Much of the World's Dream

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Is there something wrong with this picture, that one of the world's most powerful economic decision makers, dreads the decline of mass unemployment and rising wages among people making 80 cents an hour?

Street Vendors for the Tea Party?

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

New York street vendors are almost all immigrants. They don't carry guns. But one thing is for sure. Like members of the Tea Party, they mostly just want the government to leave them alone.

Kristin Davis + Roger Stone = Nonsense

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abe Gurko

Kristin Davis' campaign slogan will be "GOVERN THIS" Now that David Patterson has officially backed out of the race, look who's planni...

The Philosophy of Me (First and Only)

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Ayn Rand/Glenn Beck -- the glorifiers of selfishness, cruelty, and the lions eating the weak -- have become the dominant players of modern day conservatism. Let's hope they never take control of our country.

Red State Anxiety and The Constitution

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Red States, apparently, do not understand that the further out onto the ice of constitutional education they skate, the thinner the ice becomes for the ideology of conservatism.

Blueprint for a Majority Third Party

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

So long as the middle of our political spectrum is depopulated, liberals and conservative are at loggerheads. The answer to the impotence of the old parties is a new party -- the Dignity Party.

The Tea Party Movement's Chicago Roots

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sitting in a Starbucks last week, a few blocks from his Lakeview home, Eric Odom mused about the irony of the ever-intensifying Tea Party movement. ...

Tea Time Etiquette 101 With Sarah Palin

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

I've spent the day giving careful thought to six simple rules of right conduct -- pun intended -- which will ensure that you don't accidentally embarrass yourself at a Twenty-First Century Tea Party .

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

Obama's Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Fuller

Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for exemplifying something new on the world stage -- the politics of dignity.

Iceland's President Is Still No Hero

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

I believe that none of the Icelandic political parties are actually standing up for the average Icelandic person.