Rookie Rand Illustrates the Difference Between Conservatives & Libertarians


Well, that was fast.  No sooner do Kentucky Republicans nominate Rand Paul for the US Senate than a brand-new firestorm erupts over whether or not Republicans support desegregation, thanks to Paul’s partial (and quickly-abandoned) criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Surveying conservative reaction to the controversy, the Daily Beast’s Benjamin Sarlin finds that “The [...]

Chris Matthews Goes “Jay Walking”


One of Jay Leno’s funniest bits on the Tonight Show is when he goes trolling in Hollywood for people who know nothing about America.  They don’t know what country we fought to be independent from, what century the Civil War was in, etc.
MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews is a frequent Leno guest; but Thursday night, he [...]