Dr Rand Paul Should Be Held Accountable for Whipping Up Frenzy About “Incredibly Contagious” EbolaNew Republic ^ | 10-20-2014 | Brian BeutlerPosted on 10/21/2014, 11:45:14 AM by tcrlafhether you enjoyed your weekend or sheltered in place wearing personal protective equipment, you may have missed the news that officials are preparing to clear four dozen people who had direct or indirect contact with Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan after he’d begun shedding the virus, but before he was finally admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.The 21 days since doctors belatedly diagnosed Duncan marks the end of Ebola’s incubation period, and none of these contacts—including family members who’d been caring for him in very close quarters after he’d become gravely ill—has developed any symptoms of the disease.That’s mostly just good news for the people in quarantine, and the city of Dallas. But it should also mark a turning point in the political fight surrounding Ebola, which last week saw Republicans make the strategic decision to embrace undisguised appeals to panic and paranoia.Excerpt Read more at newrepublic.com …
Rand Paul: Ebola ‘Could Get Beyond Our Control‘Submitted by estaban3 on Wed, 10/01/2014 – 20:48in Rand Paul Quicklink Sen. Rand Paul R-KY argued that the Ebola virus “could get beyond our control” and warned against underestimating the threat of the virus on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
National Journal ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rebecca NelsonPosted on 9/27/2014,
Sen. Rand Paul argues against U.S. arming Syrian rebels on Senate Floor prepared remarks
A video and copy of Sen. Paul’s remarks as prepared for delivery can be found below……..
Sen. Rand Paul said President Barack Obama made “one important point ” in his remarks on Wednesday saying that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was neither Islamic nor a state, but questioned the constitutionality of the president’s strategy.
“Ultimately, civilized Islam will have to step up. We need to do everything we can to protect ourselves, I’m all in for saying we have to combat ISIS,” Paul said Wednesday on “Hannity.”
Pubbies a de-facto declaration of war.The measure, which was introduced several months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, supports continuing to pressure Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program.
The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure. Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities.“We know that Iran would create access for terrorists – access for them – to these nuclear weapons, making the Middle East a nuclear tinbox,”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said before the Senate. “We cannot trust this regime. We know that fact beyond any potential doubt.”The bill states that it should not be misinterpreted as an endorsement for military force or war.
But as the only senator to vote against the resolution, Paul argued that the resolution would eventually lead to war with Iran.“A vote for this resolution is a vote for the concept of preemptive war,”
Paul said before the Senate.Passage of the resolution comes at a time when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been pressuring the US for an answer as to what would prompt a US-led military strike against Iran.
Who is Rand Paul?
Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ralph BenkoPosted on 9/2/2014, 11:29:50 AM by KaslinFor starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian not Objectivist father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand.Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, incremental…