Time for Rand Paul’s Political Obituary

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Rand Paul just declared has candidacy for President, and is possibly the most intriguing of this year’s candidate stable. Equipped with a potent activist base and ideas that resonate with a diversity of voters, it might seem premature to declare the end of his presidential candidacy, but The Fog of Policy thinks it helps to call a spade a spade: Rand Paul will never be President. Continue reading

A Deal With Iran Gives the US the Most Options

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Last week brought President Obama what he hopes will be a definitive breakthrough in his foreign policy: a negotiated deal with Iran that would deny that country a nuclear weapon as well as the key elements necessary for building a nuclear weapon, all while avoiding yet another war in the Middle East. The stakes, it should be clear, are dire. The options, however, remain murky. Continue reading

Ballghazi – What Footballs Can Tell Us About the Media

Tom Brady. (c) Keith Allison

Lying or not, the Patriots are still being railroaded. Here’s why it matters. For a bit over a week, yours truly has been – despite his better judgement – gripped by the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots. (For those … Continue reading

Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, and European Hypocrisy

Demonstrators in Paris. January 11, 2015. (c) Olivier Ortelpa.

It has been two weeks since the offices of the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, were attacked by gunmen. The attack on free speech and the murder of cartoonists led to police shootouts with gunmen, a European crackdown on suspected … Continue reading