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Rand Paul news and analysis from The Nation
June 14, 2017
Rand Paul and Most Senate Democrats Almost Blocked Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal
Unfortunately, a handful of Democrats sided with the administration and against efforts to end Saudi atrocities in Yemen.
April 4, 2017
Susan Rice Did Her Job—and Boy Are Republicans Pissed
A report that originated in the alt-right sewer leads a GOP senator to slur Rice as “the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration.”
March 23, 2017
Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Escalation of the War on Syria
The president’s plans will only fan the country’s flames.
December 13, 2016
Rand Paul Has a Lesson for Democrats on Opposing Hawks and Holding Trump to Account: Just Say ‘No’
The Republican senator says he would be “an automatic no on Bolton,” which is absolutely the right response.
November 21, 2016
Rand Paul Will ‘Do Whatever It Takes’ to Block Donald Trump’s Hawkish Secretary of State Picks
Senator Rand Paul emerges as a sharp critic of John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, and other “unrepentant” supporters of the Iraq War and new fights with Iran.
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March 25, 2016
How Donald Trump Is Beating the Neoconservatives at Their Own Game
capitalizing on the belligerent ultra-nationalism they cultivated, but he has little use for their ideas.
December 16, 2015
Rand Paul Got It Right: Trump ‘Would Defy Every Norm That Is America’
The senator challenged the billionaire on behalf of basic liberties. And in so doing he showed why Trump is not qualified to be president.
November 10, 2015
Rand Paul Should Make Tuesday’s Debate About US Troops in Syria and Undeclared Wars
The senator is an outspoken skeptic when it comes to military adventurism. Tuesday’s debate offers a chance for him to object—loudly.
September 17, 2015
The Republican Candidates Just Can’t Quit Neoconservatism
With the exception of Rand Paul, the GOP field remained in thrall to a bankrupt ideology.
September 17, 2015
Unlike Trump, Rand Paul Actually Made Some Sensible Points During the Debate
The Kentucky senator cut through the “childish, silly back-and-forth” to present reasonable alternatives on foreign policy, drug reform, and mass incarceration.