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Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Homeland Security committees.

Articles by Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, listens as Secretary of State John F. Kerry answers Mr. Paul's question on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, as Mr. Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senator Rand Paul: A long-needed constitutional amendment

Washington politicians are unbelievably arrogant. They think of themselves as the center of the universe while simultaneously thinking they should be above the laws they create for everyone else. Published October 24, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, speaks during the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

PAUL: Another shutdown stickup

Government is now 100 percent open. Debt-ceiling deadlines have been averted, but the real problem remains: a $17 trillion debt and a president who continues to pile on new debt at a rate of $1 million a minute. Published October 18, 2013

"I think that the president fundamentally misunderstands the constitutional powers," Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Sunday." "The checks and balances come from independent branches of government." (Associated Press)

PAUL: How do you ask a man to be the first man to die for a mistake?

This week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry came before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make his case for war with Syria — a war that a majority of Americans don't want, the administration still can't clearly justify and for which Mr. Kerry himself made a very poor case. Published September 5, 2013

Illustration Muslim Hope by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

PAUL: At last, common sense about Egyptian aid

As the tragic situation in Egypt continues to deteriorate, President Obama has delayed the delivery of F-16 fighter jets and canceled scheduled joint military maneuvers, and members of Congress are now having second thoughts about sending military aid. Published August 23, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

PAUL: National security run amok

In March, Sen. Ron Wyden asked Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper if the federal government had "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans." Mr. Clapper replied, "Not wittingly." Published August 9, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

PAUL: A coup is a coup is a coup — in Egypt, too

This week, the Senate voted to continue sending taxpayer dollars to Egypt, illegally. I offered an amendment that would take this $1.5 billion that is being sent abroad and reallocate it to nation-building here in America. Published August 2, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

PAUL: Health care for seniors

As a physician, I understand the reliance many Americans have on Medicare. However, wasteful spending in Washington has drained the Medicare trust fund. Published July 26, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said he is still torn on what to do with some of the enemy combatants in the war on terrorism captured overseas the U.S. holds. His father, Ron Paul, advocates closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. (Associated Press)

PAUL: Immigration reform's fatal flaw

Most Americans agree that our immigration system is broken. Many agree that it desperately needs to be fixed. Many agree that past attempts to fix it have failed or even made our problems worse. Published June 21, 2013