Why Ron Paul is > Rand Paul (and the Daily Beast is a Rag)

So I take it Rand Paul opposes arming the Syrian opposition, but supports US air strikes against ISIS. Fortunately, his libertarian fans see through his blatant difference splitting and are not happy about it. The linked article describes Rand’s weaseling but otherwise is a typical Daily Beast snarkfest.

On Thursday afternoon, Paul took the Senate [...]

Free Scotland!

Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom tomorrow. I’ll be rooting very hard for a yes vote.

The primary reason I strongly support Scottish independence is because it will serve as a beautiful illustration of how civilized unions respond when a geographic territory votes to secede. During all the debate leading up to the [...]

“A Don Doesn’t Wear Shorts”

First Family Vacations In Martha's VineyardOf course we all know that a Don doesn’t wear shorts, because they said so on The Sopranos, but a recent article and the resultant Twitter storm has raised the more general question of whether it is appropriate for any adult male [...]

Pardon Me a Grammar Nazi Rant

Look, I don’t like the Grammar Nazi any more than the next guy, but that’s the guy who nitpicks other folks’ usages to make himself feel superior. Occasionally, however, grammar intervention is needed to save all that is right and true.

Let’s go back to grade school, shall we? You can add ing to verbs. [...]

On Iraq: I Hate to Say We Told You So, But We Told You So

Iraq is falling apart as I write this, and despite the interventionist hawks who want to blame it on Obama’s weakness and indecision, it’s not Obama’s fault. It’s the fault of a foolish policy from the start. Let’s look back.

In the lead up to the Iraq War, we were assured by neocon hawks that [...]

Rand Paul Bungles the Immigration Issue Again

rndpl-rnplRand Paul has bungled the immigration issue again. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time.

My hunch about Rand has always been that he believes very much like his father.* but he is playing a political game because he wants to be President. But unlike some, I don’t [...]

Jeffrey Tucker vs. the Rockwellians

jeffrey tuckerRecently there was quite a dust up in the libertarian webosphere over an article by Jeffrey Tucker which essentially struck a politically correct pose, and seemed clearly intended to distance himself from his former colleagues at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and LewRockwell.com. Since that time [...]

What Does the Popularity of Superhero Movies Say About Americans?

On the occasion of the opening of the new Spiderman movie and the official beginning of the summer block-buster season, I have a confession to make that will surely lose me all my geek cred. I have not seen any of the Transformers movies. I haven’t seen any of the Iron Man movies. I didn’t [...]

Neocon Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

As a Southern paleocon who has often argued with Unionist neocons over the virtue of the Union invasion of the South and the merits of Lincoln, the current events taking place in Ukraine and the neocons’ reaction to it has me scratching my head. Let’s see…

Neocons, especially those of the Straussian variety, allegedly oppose [...]

Is Rand Paul the Best Non-interventionists Can Hope For?

rndpl-rnplLately, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has been playing the hawkish foreign policy and security state yang to Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) realist foreign policy and libertarian civil liberties yin. King has even floated his name out there as a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate specifically to counter [...]






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