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  • Fixing the filibuster

    Fixing the filibuster
    The filibuster is back in the news, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul's nearly 13-hour talkathon on U.S. drone policy last week. Putting aside the merits of Mr. Paul's national security views, his feat of endurance was in the best tradition of the Senate. He...
  • What Rand Paul got right

    What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
  • Fusion power on the right

    Fusion power on the right
    "At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, The New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
  • Dr. Ben Carson announces his retirement, hints at political future

    Dr. Ben Carson announces his retirement, hints at political future
    – Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson tested the political waters Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where many said he would be a popular Republican contender for the White House. Carson's speech was met with several...
  • Obama, Hillary, Palin and prime-time TV writing first draft of history

    Obama, Hillary, Palin and prime-time TV writing first draft of history
    The joint appearance by President Obama and Hillary Clinton on “60 Minutes” wasn’t about the Democratic nomination in 2016, as some analysts have insisted this weekend. Watching the actual interview Sunday night, I am certain it was...
  • Hillary leaves office stronger than ever

    Hillary leaves office stronger than ever
    When Hillary Clinton went to Capitol Hill last week, Republicans opened their bags of overly ripe conspiracy theories and moldering fruitcake ideas and tossed everything at her. Every shot missed. Republican senators and congressmen on the foreign...
  • Targeting Hillary

    Targeting Hillary
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's swan song before the Senate and House committees on foreign affairs was in a sense a prelude to any future bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. It gave Republicans a last chance to cast her as an...
  • Getting to yes on immigration reform

    Getting to yes on immigration reform
    The sweeping immigration bill outlined by a bipartisan group of eight senators this week represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in more than a quarter-century. It's also probably Congress' best chance this year to...
  • Can the GOP reverse the damage done by Iraq?

    Can the GOP reverse the damage done by Iraq?
    Is the Iraq war to blame for the mess we are in? Now, I should qualify that question by explaining "mess" and "we." By "mess," I mean the dawn of Barack Obama's second term, the predictably catastrophic rollout of Obamacare, the exploding debt and...
  • Can Rand Paul single-handedly cause the Patriot Act to lapse?

    Can Rand Paul single-handedly cause the Patriot Act to lapse?
    In a move that should be getting more notice this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has thrown down the gauntlet over the renewal of the Patriot Act, provisions of which would expire Friday if not extended.  Paul has offered several "controversial" amendments...
  • Washington's hobbit obsession

    Washington's hobbit obsession
    When political geeks geek out, they really geek out.  Case in point: The past week’s debate over the debt ceiling, which quickly devolved into a debate over who could deliver the best “Lord of the Rings” zinger. The Wall Street...
  • Letter: Why do county GOP leaders support Democratic judges?

    In August 2011, amidst the debt ceiling debate, I changed my party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. I never liked the Bob Ehrlich sell-out-your-values Republican Party. I'm a Rand Paul "The Tea Party is Coming to Washington" kind of Republican....