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Rand Paul Taps a New Constituency

Philip Weiss discusses an interesting Hardball clip here, where bestselling mainstream political author …

Posted April 23rd, 2014

Peter King and the Hawks’ Hysterical Attacks on Rand Paul

Those accusing the Kentucky senator of fear-mongering should look in the mirror.

Posted April 17th, 2014

Rousseau’s American Heirs Fight the Final Prejudice

Joseph Bottom’s An Anxious Age has stirred up quite a debate over …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Building Conservative Prison Reform

Talk of bipartisan prison form has rallied spirits in Washington in recent …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Catching On to the Pyrrhic Victory of a GOP Senate

And here you thought I was being all #slatepitch-y: In February, I …

Posted April 9th, 2014

What Would Tocqueville Say About #CancelColbert?

Suey Park, a 23-year-old self-professed activist known on Twitter for the hashtag …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Rand Paul and Libertarian Switcheroos on Race

Like the very evenhanded Jamelle Bouie here, I think Sen. Rand Paul’s …

Posted March 26th, 2014

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: The Breakup That Wasn’t

The recent war of words over foreign policy between senators Rand Paul …

Posted March 20th, 2014

For GOP, Congress Is a Pair of Cement Shoes

When I said, in December, that we were “probably at peak Republican,” …

Posted March 17th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Should the U.S. Intervene or End Syrian War?

Whether saber rattling or not, word is out that the White House …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Arizona’s Discrimination Fight and the Politics of Tolerance

“Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.” Thus did the …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Why the Web’s Fight Fizzled

Two years ago, it looked like online activists and tech companies were …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Liberalism’s (Un)Limited Government

Why is it that today’s liberals have become the most ardent cheerleaders …

Posted February 20th, 2014

A Painean Policy Proposal from a Beltway Burkean

Last week, just as the East Coast descended into a terrifying world …

Posted February 19th, 2014