Archive for July, 2015

How Local Governments’ Progressive Policies Increase Poverty

Originally published at Every Joe Conservatives and libertarians are generally strong believers in federalism. We tend to support the notion that, as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said, “States are laboratories of democracy,” and innovative policy work requires competition and insight from all 50 states. Insofar as people’s basic rights are protected federally, it makes […]

Rand Paul Has a Better Chance of Beating Hillary Clinton Than Other Republicans

Originally published at Rare If you take Politico’s word for it, Rand Paul’s campaign is in a “downward spiral.” According to Real Clear Politics however, Rand Paul has a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton than any other Republican. Real Clear Politics’ polling averages show that Paul is in the best position of the Republican field to take Clinton on, polling 4.4% behind […]

Rand Paul: “The Clintons think they live above the law”

Originally published at Rare The scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State is heating up. CBS News reported Sunday, “The Justice Department confirmed Friday it had received a request to investigate Clinton’s email account after a report by the inspectors general of the State Department and the […]

What Donald Trump Left Off His Campaign Website Perfectly Explains his Candidacy

Originally published at Rare It’s no secret that lately, Donald Trump has sucked the proverbial oxygen out of the room. His bombastic style has his supporters and detractors equally riled up. Whether it’s comments decrying Mexicans as “drug dealers and rapists,” his low-blow at John McCain’s prisoner of war status, or the spectacle of publicly […]

Here’s how Rand Paul’s Bill to Arm Military Personnel on U.S. Bases Works

Originally published at Rare This week, Rare featured a story on Senator Rand Paul’s pending legislation that ensures military personnel aren’t disarmed while on duty. To accomplish that goal, Paul’s office introduced the “Service Members Self Defense Act of 2015” on Thursday. The legislation contains three key provisions, as detailed in a statement released by Paul’s office: […]