By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Broadcast debut of note Monday: that would be CNN's "The Lead," showcasing the he-man talents of Jake Tapper, who has managed to sidestep the land mines of broadcast to emerge with his own show, credibility intact.
Can you vote by not voting? We are in a presidential election year in which the critical issues have been how much personal behavior the federal government should regulate and how much private wealth it should transfer and consume, rather than whether it should do so.
It feels good to take a stand on principle. Knowing you've done the right thing for the right reason brings a feeling of satisfaction; third-party advocates thrive on this emotional response. The problem is, voting for an alternative candidate is rarely the right thing to do.
American broadcasters may overlook third-party presidential hopefuls but not Russia TV and Al-Jazeera, which plan to air an alternative U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday that will possibly reaching millions of viewers here and abroad.
Mitt Romney's first debate bounce has evaporated and President Obama once again has taken a slim lead in The Washington Times/Zogby Poll released Sunday night — though the survey showed Mr. Romney's backers are far more energized about him than the president's backers are about their candidate.
It's not all hippies backing November's marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Mitt Romney may have famed porn star Jenna Jameson on his side, but the pornography industry is backing President Obama’s re-election by an overwhelming margin, according to an industry poll conducted by the media organization XBIZ.
President Obama has been a failure. On his watch, the American economy has significantly deteriorated, largely because he has stifled free market forces by over-regulating them and has laden taxpayers with debt.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted Sunday that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be a "nonfactor" on Election Day.
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. Yet in a tight race between Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney that likely will be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal.
With thousands of cheering students, a huge media presence, people dressed as animals and plenty of food, the atmosphere Wednesday at the University of Denver felt more like that of a really big football game than the first presidential debate of the 2012 election.
Brace for impact: The peevish press seeks to persuade voters to forget Mitt Romney's stark and sparkling victory over President Obama during their initial debate. The glow of Mr. Romney's polished performance Wednesday is destined for a very short shelf life as journalists on gaffe patrol woo the public with fancy "fact" checking and anything remotely linked to the phrase "47 percent."
"Unlike 2008, President Obama goes into the debates with a record. But it's a record he'd rather not talk about," says Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer.
It is an unusual crossing of political paths, on a campaign trail that could only lead to New York City: President Obama and Libertarian Gary Johnson will both be in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Still struggling to break through in the presidential race, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday rallied outside the Democratic National Convention with other critics of the federal government's war on drugs and blasted both President Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney for ignoring the issue.
"I am convinced that liberty is reaching a tipping point in America," says Mr. Johnson, who lauds Mr. Paul's recent 13-hour filibuster against drone policy, among other indicators that voters seek small government.