In 1991, one album by one band changed the way Americans heard popular music forever.
Jack Hunter is a Contributing Editor at Rare. Jack has written regularly for The Daily Caller, The American Conservative and has appeared in The American Spectator and Politico Magazine. Jack has been a frequent guest on Fox Business, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and a frequent guest host on The Mike Church Show on Sirius XM. Hunter is the co-author of “The Tea Party Goes to Washington” by Sen. Rand Paul and assisted former Sen. Jim DeMint with his book “Now or Never: How to Save America from Economic Collapse.” Jack was also New Media Director for Sen. Paul. Jack lives in Alexandria, Va.
In 1991, one album by one band changed the way Americans heard popular music forever.
Should we always err on the side of liberty? Or national security at all costs? Conservatives can’t decide.
Putting a face on children killed by U.S. drones.
At least not in the way Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater meant it.
From global warming to organic food and beyond, there is reason to doubt “scientific consensus.”
Neoconservatives like Jennifer Rubin and Democrat loyalists like Robert Reich don’t like Rand Paul’s attempts to reach across party lines one bit.
Republicans who still see no fault with Bush-Cheney style foreign policy will continue to handicap and marginalize their party.
Reflecting a consistent trend in recent years of Americans wanting to avoid foreign interventions, most Democrats, Republicans and independents say the US should “not get too involved” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Libertarianism continues to make the conservative movement younger, modern and… actually conservative.
Like most Americans, it seems conservatives are also war-weary, according to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference survey.
For a half decade, the Paul family have dominated the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll.
A majority of conservatives in each almost every age group at CPAC supports marijuana legalization.
The tea party and libertarian favorite wins the coveted Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for the second year in a row.
Rand Paul asked a standing room only crowd at CPAC on Friday, “Next generation of liberty lovers, will you stand and be heard?”
The libertarian drift of the Conservative Political Action Conference in recent years was on full display during a panel Friday on Edward Snowden and national security.
The Florida Senator urges conservatives to embrace the neoconservative foreign policy agenda that defined Bush-Cheney.
Republican fear mongering over proposed Pentagon cuts is no different than Democrats saying Paul Ryan wants to push grandma off a cliff.
Dallas Buyers Club got a lot of attention last night. This is good news for one of the most libertarian films ever made.
Most Americans still believe in the movement’s original libertarian mission to shrink government, even if they don’t like the label.
Conservatives defend Ted Nugent for the same reason liberals ignored Alec Baldwin.
Obama and Bush’s foreign policy legacies frowned upon by most Americans.
Joe Trippi says, “The younger generation is probably the most libertarian and sort of tolerant, and has more libertarian values, I’d say, than any generation in American history.”
Is not caring what minorities think part of being a conservative?
The congressman tells youth conference that libertarian ideas are just common sense.
Before Clarence Thomas was rightwing he was a left radical—but for conservative reasons.
“Dirty Wars” director says Rand Paul reflects “what should be some of the core values of liberals when it comes to questions of civil liberties” more than the left-leaning news channel.
The tea party congressman said, “I don’t see much space between classical liberalism, conservatism in the American sense, and libertarianism.”
New federal guidelines allow financial institutions to do business with marijuana distributors without fear of breaking federal law.
“The Square” shows gas canisters used against protesters in Egypt’s 2011 uprising read “Made in the USA.”
Why did so many American media outlets help Tehran spread its propaganda?
Lindsey Graham said in 2009, “we’re not going to build this party around libertarian ideas.” In 2014, the senator looks pretty dumb.
The Tea Party leaders announced a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency on Wednesday.
The libertarian Republican leads the Democratic favorite in the swing state.
According to reporters Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, the NSA helps the CIA and US military determine drone targets through the agency’s metadata collection program.
The black wrestling legend and promoters made a lot of money body-slamming racism and bringing people together.
Social conservatives are open to reforming drug sentencing laws more than ever even if older Republicans in Congress are not.
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in film about Richard Jewell, a security officer convicted in the court of public opinion as a terrorist but eventually cleared of all charges.
Republicans who want war with Iran shouldn’t be invoking Reagan.
Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Jeff Flake want to end mandatory minimum sentencing.
Endorsement could be a boost for the North Carolina tea party and libertarian favorite.
The Texas senator holds contradictory views on the proper use of executive power.
Polling shows a significant generation gap in attitudes toward multilingualism, immigration and ethnic diversity.
“I just wasn’t going to let white men have that much authority over me” said Robert F. Williams.
The South Carolina congressman joins other libertarian Republicans in leading by example.
The TSA has its own Edward Snowden.
The federal government would rather molest you than let you smoke pot.
The Kentucky Senator says the US should “give negotiations a chance” and do “anything possible to try to avoid another war.”
Politics isn’t everything.
Reason’s Peter Suderman says “Obama is over” and the GOP is now the party of ideas.
Neoconservative Lindsey Graham is not happy the US is choosing diplomacy over war.
Despite the president’s call for equal pay, women in the Obama administration have consistently earned less than men.
Like the former Texas congressman, the president says terrorists “prefer large scale deployments” that “feed extremism.”
The three Republican responses to the State of the Union.
The left’s favorite bogeymen have given big bucks to protect the Fourth Amendment.
In tonight’s SOTU, the President will offer more government and Lee, less.
Supreme Court rules against a provision federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
On mass surveillance and NSA spying, today’s Republican Party scrambles the left-right paradigm.
Bush-Cheney era policies continue to lose ground in today’s Republican Party.
By every measure, libertarian conservatism is a winner for the Republican Party.
In 2008, a newly elected President Obama promised to better protect whistleblowers.
On Thursday, the NSA whistleblower will answer your questions.
Influential libertarian conservatives reject anti-gay bigotry.
Polling in recent years shows America continues to trend pro-life.
Rep. Justin Amash calls for a Republican leader to step down over offensive comments about gays and Muslims.
New presidential poll shows recent scandals have taken a toll on Chris Christie.
Sunday’s interview wasn’t exactly the first time the Seattle Seahawk has gone heel.
A new poll shows Americans don’t believe President Obama on mass surveillance.
Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee seek drug-sentencing reform.
The government’s treatment of the civil rights leader shows the inherent danger of Obama’s unlimited surveillance state.
Talk host Tavis Smiley says history will judge Edward Snowden to be a hero but the verdict is still out on President Obama
Senator Rand Paul gives Obama an “A for effort, C for content.”
If not for Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, President Obama would not have had to deliver a speech today.
The Arizona senator’s new bill says James Madison and the Constitution are wrong about declaring war.
Is a new political breed emerging?
Questioning whether any President is committed to a war is vitally important. So is asking whether we should be at war in the first place.
The most libertarian-leaning Republicans in the House are now eager to line up behind the congressman some have called the “new Ron Paul.”
Police departments in Colorado and across the nation could lose millions in revenue due to legalized marijuana.
A new report directly contradicts what the hawkish Republicans have been saying for months.
In his new book released today, the former defense secretary gives a harsh critique of U.S. foreign policy and says America is too eager for war.
In an email from his campaign office, Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) had some choice words for his House colleague, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) for his 43rd birthday Monday.
In 2014, conservatism is changing — or reverting — to its old focus on less government and individual liberty while embracing tolerance in ways that have not been associated with the right in decades.