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Rand Paul Has ‘Exactly The Same Policy’ (And You’re Probably Insane)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives with his wife Kelley Paul at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year in New York April 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Gaslighting - verb (used with object), gaslighted or gaslit, gaslighting.
4. to cause (a person) to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation:

David Limbaugh Puts Jesus On Trial

9:49 AM 09/12/2014

A story Justice Antonin Scalia likes to tell: When one of his high school classmates was critical of the William Shakespeare, their Jesuit teacher, Father Matthews, sternly advised: "Mister, when you read Shakespeare, Shakespeare's not on trial. You are."

American Christians Are Booing Ted Cruz, Too

4:54 PM 09/11/2014

Ted Cruz's commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.

Who’s Afraid Of The Export-Import Bank Debate?

1:48 PM 09/11/2014

I have resisted the urge to write about the Export-Import bank based on the predictable soporific effect it could have on our readers.

Janay Forgives Him, So Should We?

8:50 AM 09/10/2014

As you probably heard, Janay Rice --- Ray Rice's wife and victim --- took to Instagram yesterday to stand by her man. "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] from the public has caused my family," she wrote.

The Next Republican President Should Do Immigration Reform

11:43 AM 09/09/2014

Only Nixon can go to China, and -- according to Ruben Navarrette -- only a Republican can do immigration reform.

Obama Is An ‘Albatross’ For Democrats

9:15 AM 09/09/2014

It's always nice when events and experts confirm your suspicions.

Halperin and Heilemann’s New Bloomberg TV Show Looks Ambitious

2:14 PM 09/08/2014

Via Dylan Byers, here is one of the trailers from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's forthcoming Bloomberg show, "With All Due Respect."

Are Republicans Leaning Left — Or Just Getting Smart?

10:10 AM 09/08/2014

Over at RealClearPolitics, Bill Scher is out with a column arguing that "Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward."

Chutzpah And Hustle: What Joan Rivers Can Teach Us

10:00 AM 09/05/2014

As we mourn the loss of Joan Rivers, I must confess to having admired her bravery and toughness and work ethic more than her one-liners. She took chances. Like a good journalist, her comedy "afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted." But she also worked like hell. That's what endeared her most to me. And, I suspect, I'm not alone.

What Visionary Leaders and Rabble-Rousers Have In Common

2:02 PM 09/03/2014

We've had enough over-the-top rhetoric to last a lifetime, but the opposite is hardly to be preferred. Jargon and "diplomatic" euphemisms are a form of political correctness that can erode moral clarity.

Should Republicans ‘Make Their Case’ (Or Just Win?)

1:51 PM 09/02/2014

National Review's latest editorial notes that "Republicans continue to lack any strategy for winning the November elections beyond avoiding mistakes and hoping that President Obama's unpopularity, especially in key states, delivers control of the Senate to them."

The Universe vs. Marco Rubio

2:26 PM 08/27/2014

Word on the street (okay, on the internet) is that Marco Rubio has changed his tune on immigration reform.

Infrastructure Spending: Are Buses The Answer?

11:32 AM 08/25/2014

University of Minnesota transportation analyst David Levinson was recently asked this question: "If you had a billion dollars and were really setting out to help low-income residents, how would you have spent the money?"

‘The Naked Gun’ Presidency (Except It’s Not Funny)

9:30 AM 08/25/2014

Almost immediately after issuing a statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, President Obama hit the links.

On The Wrong Side Of History

11:34 AM 08/21/2014

Ronald Reagan once said, "I do not believe in a fate that will befall us no matter what we do; I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."

Breastfeeding And The Right

11:49 AM 08/20/2014

Though it didn't receive much attention, not too long ago, Facebook updated its photo policy regarding breastfeeding mothers.

When Following The News Is A Bad Idea

9:34 AM 08/20/2014

Words to live by: "[W]hatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things."

For Journalists, A Temptation To Become The Story

10:37 AM 08/19/2014

Over at HotAir, Noah Rothman asks: "Is the press in Ferguson behaving irresponsibly?"