Rand Paul is not the worst Republican. If he can use his influence to make criminal justice reform acceptable within the GOP, for example, he’ll have done more good than the rest of the GOP combined has done in decades. But there are real contrasts in his rhetoric and his record, past and present, which he all too often is unprepared to explain. If he doesn’t figure that out, the spotlight of a presidential contest is going to break him.
When sexual assault survivors are not fairly afforded an opportunity to excel, society at large is robbed of whatever good could have been. We are losing out on the contributions that these students would have made had they been able to start off in professional careers and attend graduate schools that are reflective of their merits, not their rape.