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Running against Washington

Join with us to defeat the Washington machine & unleash the American dream.–Sen. Rand Paul Most Americans’ foreign policy judgments are sound and realistic; it’s Washington that tends toward extremism in one direction or another.–Rep. Justin Amash 5-19-15 We stand … Continue reading

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Export Import Bank reauthorization

The charter for the Export-Import Bank will expire on June 30 unless Congress renews it. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, reportedly said that Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire. Jordan cited widespread opposition … Continue reading

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Voices at “First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference”

Voices at “First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 18, 2015.” The candidates explain themselves. “We will not win if we just complain about how bad things are.”–Jeb Bush “Large corporations don’t pay taxes but … Continue reading

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Common Sense, or is it?

Politicians using the phrase “common sense” usually “beg the question”–they seek to get the reader to agree with an argument before they make it. Here are some examples: In 46 states across the nation, a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) has … Continue reading

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GOP divided on Cuba

“It is a lifeline for the Castro regime that will allow them to become more profitable … and allow them to become a more permanent fixture. The embargo is leverage, these sanctions are leverage.”–Sen. Marco Rubio “The 50-year embargo with … Continue reading

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The War Hawks are back

I’m suggesting (we) change our posture … from a military superpower to a humanitarian superpower.–Howard Zinn Sebastian Payne and Robert Costa, writing for the Washington Post, give many examples of hawkish statements by Republicans. Here is a sample from the … Continue reading

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Rand Paul explains his views on war

Hit them hard and see how they fall; never let that team get the ball.–College football fight song I have taken the liberty of arranging Senator Paul’s points into two categories. The link below has the original order. Here Paul … Continue reading

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Rand Paul confounds us all

Libertarian Rand Paul sounds much like a moderate Republican lately, challenging GOP right-wing orthodoxy.  According to Politico, Paul, speaking from a Republican National Committee event in Memphis, suggested the GOP boldly go where it has not gone before. “Sort of like … Continue reading

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Rand Paul

Dr. Rand Paul attended Baylor University graduating from Duke Medical School in 1988. He completed a general surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center. Paul claims that … Continue reading

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