The GOP’s blinkered contenders

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., shakes hands with Jodi Nelson during a campaign stop at Mary Ann's Diner June 6 in Derry, N.H.

SAN DIEGO — The Republican Party keeps announcing its new modernity, declaring its new inclusiveness, swearing that it has changed and then showing that it hasn’t.

Witness Rand Paul, who is supposed to be one of its fresher, unconventional faces.