March 30, 2012 - 4:23pm
Rand Paul blocks new sanctions on Iran [Opinion: The Arena]
You won't often find this liberal blogger praising Sen. Rand Paul, but today you will.
In politics, the terms "left" and "right" come from the habitual seating arrangements in the the Estates General (parliament)  during the French Revolution. Those who favored more radical change tended to sit to the left of the president's chair. Those who favored the...
December 20, 2011 - 7:37pm
Capitol Christmas
The PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a "Merry Christmas," if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars.
We received the following message from Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul:      "Kelley and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season. Merry Christmas,...
December 16, 2011 - 1:33pm
Congress gets set to pass a 1,209 page, $1 trillion spending bill. At a dense $827 million of spending per page, few members of Congress will have much idea what is in the bill, seeing as they will have had less than 48 hours to consider it. Kentucky Congressman and Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers (R-Ky) says "it is good to see that responsible leadership and good governance can triumph.”
Republicans and Democrats alike issued a flurry of accusatory statements today, both sides hoping that their desperate spin would convince a soon to be stunned public that the other side "did it".  What will soon be stunning that public is a 1,209 page, $1 trillion plus spending bill...
July 12, 2011 - 7:00am
Rand Paul's proposed budget for 2012 did not get nearly the attention it deserved. Here's another installment in rectifying that.
Rand Paul's 2012 budget proposal was, for the most part, received by his colleagues in Congress with a deafening silence. With good reason. But it provides a wealth of insights into Rand Paul's thought processes that shouldn't just be swept under the rug.In today's installment we...
July 2, 2011 - 3:09pm
"I'm here today, though, Mr. President. Where are you?"
Yesterday, on the floor of the United States Senate, Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) joined several of his Republican colleagues in a colloquy in which they voiced their support for addressing the current debt crisis immediately and providing solutions, such as a series of spending cuts and caps and...