Three Takeaways from Rand Paul's Foreign Policy Speech

What does the senator mean when he espouses 'conservative realism'?
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Senator Rand Paul's foreign policy speech Thursday night in New York was his chance to lay out his vision for diplomacy, economic policy and the proper role the U.S. should take in shaping world affairs.  Filled with quotes from historical figures and a few specifics, the speech will be certain to be cited frequently as the Kentucky Republican considers a 2016 presidential bid, a road map to understanding Paul's platform and what he means when he says he's for “conservative realism.”

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