Rand Paul: Master Filibuster

The Senate is reeling today after Rand Paul’s dramatic, game-changing filibuster over John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director. Over the course of 13 hours, Paul did something that seemed unthinkable at the beginning of his marathon speech—established common ground for voters. Although his Senate support remained largely Republican (with some notable exceptions), the larger media was largely supportive, with even traditionally left-leaning platforms like the ACLU and The Daily Show coming to his side. Paul’s speech was largely an attack of the military’s use of drones, particularly the possibility, however slight, that they could be used to target Americans on their own soil. Here’s an article on our breakdown of drones, and how they’re changing the game in military attacks …

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