On Ron Paul and Progressivism

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 9:45 am

I wrote previously about Ron Paul’s newsletters, and I still think there’s reason to condemn not only the writings but the worldview they espouse, one which Paul embraces even as he disavows some of the finer points of the newsletters. But I think there’s more to say about this incident and what it means about [...]

In Big Speech, Ryan Barely Even Tries to Defend His Medicare Phase-Out Plan

By: Monday May 16, 2011 1:19 pm

Paul Ryan gave his big speech in Chicago today, desperately trying to reset the debate over his flailing plan for Medicare privatization. And he can pretty up the rhetoric as much as he wants, but in the end, it remains a program to get rid of Medicare. To take the pressure off, Ryan tried to [...]

Rand Paul’s Civil Rights Blunder

By: Thursday May 20, 2010 7:20 am

This interview with Rachel Maddow is what Rand Paul will face for the next six months. And if he continues with these kinds of performances, he’ll show the ugly side of the liberty movement has has cultivated. Here’s a representative quote: If you decide that restaurants are publicly owned and not privately owned, then do [...]

Marco Rubio Criticizes Arizona Immigration Law

By: Tuesday April 27, 2010 10:58 am

Many have wondered in the wake of Arizona’s “Papers Please” immigration law when the tea party movement would bother to speak out against it. There may be no greater example of big government overreach than government officers demanding documentation based on their own suspicions. This isn’t just a slippery slope, it’s an ice floe, and [...]

support firedoglake
Follow FDL News Desk