Yes, it seems this guy isn't just some independent editor, he's been funded by neo-conservative think tanks. I think at this point we should all realize that neo-conservative interests have no desire for a man like Ron Paul to have any high power in government, especially President of the US. Ron Paul is about as anti-neocon as it gets. http://research.yale.edu/iss/news.php Upon digging deeper, this is what comes up: John M. Olin Foundation: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=John_M._Olin_Foundation All VERY PROMINENT Neo Conservative groups. It appears there's an obvious agenda here regarding this Kirchick/Paul story. It's not so independent and out of nowhere anymore.