January 25, 2012 - 1:23pm
“The police state in this country is growing out of control. One of the ultimate embodiments of this is the TSA that gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones and neighbors with disabilities. The TSA does all of this while doing nothing to keep us safe.
Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, was detained at the Nashville airport this morning by agents of the Transportation Security Agency, and it was all over the news. Many were describing it as a show-down between a libertarian senator and the Obama police state.
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
One protest this week highlighted the flood of money and corporate influence into politics. Another highlighted the question of whether, given this flood, the voice of the people can still be heard.
Last week two political actions in downtown Louisville highlighted opposite sides of the same coin. Heads was a protest put on by Occupy Louisville as part of the nationwide Occupy the Courts day of action marking the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision....
December 23, 2011 - 12:51pm
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get-go, but he was a shrewd enough political player to carry their water when he had to. Those days are over. He has survived their onslaught, and from here on out expect him to call the shots.
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get go. He is a strategist -- a chess player. You could tell from the start that the Senate minority leader saw no upside whatsoever in having the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan represented by idiots like Christine O'Donnell,...
December 12, 2011 - 10:30am
When the Paul family, Ron Paul and son Rand Paul, blame the Federal Reserve and its cheap money policy during the Bush years for creating the housing bubble and the resulting financial collapse, they are only telling a fraction of truth. The bigger problem was the loophole Phil Gramm wrote into the 2000 Federal Budget that made it possible for banks to lend at ratios that were guaranteed to end in disaster.
The father and son Paul duo, Ron and Rand, have been pointing to the Federal Reserve's low interest rates, primarily under the Bush administration, as the primary factor in creating the housing bubble. If we do some root cause analysis on this, we find that the Fed's low interest rates were...
October 26, 2010 - 8:51pm
'There's no greater threat to our country than the (national) debt,' says fiscally conservative, regulation-abhorring U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.
This article appeared in the September 2010 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.
It’s a story Ayn Rand could almost have written herself: The world economy is in shambles. The debt is ballooning. The government is out of control. It falls to one brilliant small-...