The former Wyoming senator on why a Senate with less ‘politics’ is a terrible thing
Sen. Rand Paul: President Putin, America Is Exceptional
It is our exceptionalism—and our separation of powers—that has kept us out of war in Syria
Senator Rand Paul: Why I’m Voting No on Syria
If American interests are at stake, then our goal should not be stalemate
On Syria, Words Have Consequences
Striking at Assad won’t end the conflict. But it may drag the U.S. into a complex civil war.
Obama’s Climate Words Are Nice. His Climate Deeds Are Even Nicer.
Obama has probably done more than anyone in the history of the planet to reduce carbon emissions.
Obama’s Nuke Cut Proposal: Unilateral and Risky
President Obama chose to announce a new United States nuclear strategy not to the American people, not even to members of Congress, but to German citizens. Presumably, he thought a speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, where …
Gay Boy Scouts Employee: I Can’t Live a Lie Any Longer
I am a full-time paid professional employee of the Boy Scouts of America. I am also gay.
Republicans Seem to Be Out of Economic Ideas — Here Are Two Suggestions
Belief in austerity persists because there’s a certain grim moral justice in the idea that debtor nations should pay for their crimes with deep, painful forced cuts. Justice aside, austerity is a failed economic concept.
Michael Crowley on Benghazi
“I just don’t see any scandal there.”
Syria: Intervention Will Only Make it Worse
The various schemes that have been proposed for a kind of tiddlywinks intervention from around the edges of the conflict—no-fly zones, bombing Damascus and so forth—would simply make the situation worse.
Syria: Intervention is in Our Interest
The question for another President today, and for all Americans, is whether we will again answer the desperate pleas for rescue that are made uniquely to us, the USA.
Don’t Let the Boston Bombing Take Away Our Privacy Rights
No one objects to cameras at high-profile targets or events; at the same time, we at the American Civil Liberties Union think there needs to be a balance.
Tread on Me: The Case for Freedom From Terrorist Bombings, School Shootings and Exploding Factories
The past few months show that the government must protect the public even if it has to limit individual rights