Civil Rights

Rand Paul Defends Opposition to Civil Rights Act's Prohibitions on Private Discrimination

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About one second or so after Rand Paul won the GOP primary in Kentucky's Senate race, the liberal commentariat began painting him as a lunatic and possibly racist creep, using as prime evidence his recent statements in opposition to the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. Over at the Washington Post, Reason Contributing Editor David Weigel defends Paul, and posts video and excerpts from a remarkable and frank exchange the Tea Party-backed candidate had last night with Rachel Maddow. Well worth a gander.

Read our feature on Paul's campaign here.