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Aaron Rainwater

Drone first, ask questions later

Drone first, ask questions later

By Aaron Rainwater

In a speech at the National Defense University on May 23, 2013, President Obama framed his administration’s counterterrorism strategy, paying particular attention to the lethal use of unmanned drone bombers. He addressed both moral and legal interests, as well as concerns over congressional oversight of America’s drone program. 

Protecting Your Right to Protect—With Guns

Protecting Your Right to Protect—With Guns

By Aaron Rainwater

Today at noon, President Obama gave a long-awaited announcement saying that he intends to introduce legislation soon that would ban assault weapons, place limits on high-capacity magazines, expand background checks for those wishing to buy a gun, and place other restrictions on guns sales and transfer.

Rand Paul: Reagan Was No Isolationist

Rand Paul: Reagan Was No Isolationist

By Aaron Rainwater


Just a few years ago, if someone would have told me that a member of Ron Paul’s family would have been invited to speak to an audience of over 200 at The Heritage Foundation on “Restoring the Founders’ vision of foreign policy,” I’m almost certain I wouldn’t have believed it. But at 11 AM this morning, that is exactly what Rand Paul did.

Sequester Sleight-of-Hand

Sequester Sleight-of-Hand

By Aaron Rainwater
Categories: Politics

On March 1st,  $85 billion in sequester federal budget cuts are scheduled to "kick in" and President Obama is trying as hard as ever to paint the most catastrophic picture possible of the consequences,  never mind the fact that Obama proposed this sequestration in 2011.