- Congress has been so quiescent on the growth of the national security state that I am inclined to think the it was a net positive, albeit one that is unlikely to be very effectual.
- I would be a lot more excited about it if there was any evidence that Paul’s position on targeted assassinations was different than the Obama administration’s. (To the extent that I’m more skeptical than most civil libertarians, the problem isn’t so much that he’s a bad messenger as that his message on drones isn’t very good, and attempts to cast him as a civil libertarian tend to involve a lot of projection.)
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