"Most of the [indicators] of measuring success are now classified, or we don't collect it," the special inspector general for the Afghanistan reconstruction told a Senate committee.
Talking congressional oversight, the Bernie resurgence, and the death of Neil Peart on the Reason Roundtable podcast
Rand Paul, Mike Lee Are 'Empowering the Enemy' By Wanting To Debate War With Iran, Says Lindsey Graham
The Senate is preparing to vote on a War Powers Resolution that would move to curtail President Trump's military actions abroad.
A range of libertarian-world approaches to the impending trial of Donald Trump
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But at least they had enough tax dollars left over to buy a Bob Dylan-made sculpture for the U.S. embassy in Mozambique, and to get zebrafish addicted to nicotine in London.
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Yes, Trump (and everybody else) has a right to face their accusers when they’re charged with crimes. But that hasn’t actually happened.
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The senator took a lot of heat five years ago for being anti-interventionist in Syria yet pro-war against ISIS.
Libertarian-leaning legislators have markedly different ideas about the I-word. What say the Reason editors?
Rand Paul Says Feds Blew Millions Supporting Tunisian Political Parties, Subsidizing Pakistani Films, and More
No single spending item is going to solve America's $22 trillion national debt, but every little bit of wasteful spending makes the tough problems more difficult to solve.
The Republican senator has increasingly aligned himself with President Trump.
The Kentucky senator wants the Senate to consider offsetting spending cuts before approving limitless, automatic spending for the rest of the century.
Serving as an alternative voice to the likes of Lindsey Graham and John Bolton could keep the U.S. out of unnecessary wars.
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Ron Wyden and Rand Paul team up to stop Border Patrol from snooping in your stuff without good reason.
The United States is currently operating under 32 different national emergencies. This proposal would require Congress approve those declarations within 72 hours, and again after 90 days.
Paul's proposal to cut 2 percent from the federal budget for the next five years was predictably opposed by both Democrats and most Republicans
Justin Amash and Rand Paul Disagree About Impeachment, but Fight Together for Federal Surveillance Reform
Both still see surveillance abuse that needs fixing. They’re pursuing different paths to get there.
Rand Paul, on a Prospective Justin Amash Presidential Run: 'The Electoral Prospects Don't Look That Good'
The libertarian-leaning senator also discusses his long, uphill fight to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
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Does the Trump administration think it can wage war in Iran without congressional approval? Mike Pompeo won't say.
Both the libertarian-leaning Republican and the democratic socialist want Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
USA Today investigation finds that over 1 million men have faced the consequences of not applying to Jimmy Carter's sham draft.
The feds have allegedly abandoned the program. These four want to make sure it stays dead.
Politicizing transparency is not a way to help Americans understand Russia investigation.
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Rand Paul Fails Parents and Kids of Every Political Persuasion by Offering Weak Support for Vaccines
Paul says benefits outweigh risks, but he unfortunately didn't leave it at that.
The AFGHAN Service Act would bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and repeal the legal justification for much of the war on terror.
The Kentucky senator's opposition appears to be the critical 51st vote in opposition to the president's executive power grab.
There is no good justification for what the president is doing. Republicans and conservatives need to call him out on it.
Paul cited Barr's past support for warrantless surveillance. He's right to be worried.
The Senate is set to pass a new Middle East policy bill with overwhelming support.
When it comes to foreign policy and criminal justice reform, Paul claims that "it's not so much me pushing [Trump] in one direction as that we see eye-to-eye."
Such fear is a sign of an exhausted establishment that can't justify decades of expensive failure.
Also: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owns the cons while spouting policy B.S.
Senate Republicans are torn between their hatred of voting on bills, their fear of poking the bear, and their love of confirming judges.
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