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Rand Paul news and analysis from The Nation
February 9, 2021
GOP Senators Face a Reckoning Over Impeachment
They’re in a politically perilous position: If they defend Trump, they alienate the majority of voters; if they vote to convict, they alienate their own base.
January 28, 2021
Rand Paul Is a Monarchist—and Donald Trump Is His King
To defend his sovereign from accountability, the Kentucky senator is peddling the GOP’s latest Big Lie.
September 2, 2020
Trump’s Paranoia Commands the Government
Too often dismissed as a personal quirk, Trump’s promotion of conspiracy theories is a major threat to democracy.
April 24, 2018
Rand Paul, Surrender Monkey
He betrayed the Constitution and his constituents. Perhaps most tragically, he betrayed himself.
March 26, 2018
What Congress Can Do to Check a Warmongering Lunatic
John Bolton’s appointment as national-security adviser does not require Senate confirmation. That doesn’t mean Congress is powerless.
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September 26, 2017
Is Your Senator Enabling Donald Trump’s Warmongering?
Rand Paul tried to take away the president’s blank check for endless war, but a number of Democrats joined most Republicans in a Senate vote that let Trump keep it.
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.