America 101

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It’s hard to recall many more wonderful moments on the floor of the United States Senate than the filibuster mounted Wednesday night by Sen. Rand Paul against President Obama’s nominee to the CIA.

The junior senator from Kentucky didn’t stop — or even intend to stop — the elevation of John Brennan, who had already cleared the Intelligence Committee by a wide margin and was sure to be waved through on the final vote. But Paul did signal that there is a faction in the Senate that comprehends that our country is in a constitutional moment.

This is America 101.

It doesn’t mean that Paul is right to oppose . . . For the rest of this dispatch from the New York Post, please click here.

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