In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Rand Paul: House Obamacare Bill Will Not Pass

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul promised the healthcare plan proposed by House GOP leadership would not pass the Senate and become law because it’s just “Obamacare lite,” the Washington Examiner reported. Paul told Fox News he has serious problems with the plan, especially the replacement for the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Paul said there will still be a mandate, of sorts, in the bill but

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Rand Paul Finally Hits His Stride – and the Establishment

Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday deployed himself as a battering ram against Establishment darlings Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush and a potential favorite, Carly Fiorina, confronting and undercutting their arguments more aggressively and effectively than any of the leading “outsiders” in the race. Paul did the most damage to Rubio, repeatedly questioning his conservatism during one of the most heated exchanges of the night’s GOP debate on Fox

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White House Aligns with Christie on Vaccines

The White House today offered up an opinion on measles vaccinations that appears all but identical to that of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, suggesting that laws and mandates should not be created to force people to get the vaccine. Under repeated questioning, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today refused to say President Obama endorses laws to require vaccinations, saying instead that people should be

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Rand Paul Gets Into It with CNBC Anchor

This is typical, non-objective journalism, although more presumptuous than usual. I gather NBC doesn’t really claim anymore to be objective, but not sure about CNBC. But what I’m really wondering is, where was this kind of interview when Obama was starting his campaign? Anyway, fun fireworks here. Paul parries nicely.

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Video || Rand Paul Stuns His Liberal Antagonist with Logic

Yes, this is another video from The Daily Show. Obviously I caught it last night. Sleepy today. But I’m glad I watched, because I think there are several very intriguing things about this interview that you will want to see. Notice first Paul’s handling of the situation. He’s come into hostile territory overseen by a host, John Oliver, who is sharp, witty, and hostile to conservatives,

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Holder: Obama Can’t Kill Non-Combatant Americans

Responding to the 13-hour filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.), Attorney General Eric Holder today sent a letter to Paul clarifying that the United States can’t use drones to kill Americans who are not engaged in combat. The letter in its entirety states: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question, “Does the president have the authority to use

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