Archive for April, 2016

These cops tried to use civil asset forfeiture to steal money from a Christian charity

Originally published at Rare Civil asset forfeiture, under which law enforcement can seize your property even if you aren’t convicted of a crime or arrested, is a nationwide problem. The state of Oklahoma, however, has a particularly well-documented knack for asset forfeiture abuse. The latest example comes from the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham. He brings us the […]

The results of a new poll of Arab youth reveal a lot about our foreign policy

Originally published at Rare A survey by ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller that chronicles the views of men and women between the ages of 18-24 in 16 Middle Eastern and North African countries was recently released, and it contains an interesting common thread. In the countries where there’s been a great deal of military and political turmoil, youth […]

One of the best congressmen ever just had a birthday party Star Wars fans will love

Originally published at Rare Congressman Justin Amash, a great liberty advocate and one of Rare Under 40 Awards honorees, had a birthday this week. Rep. Amash’s staff knows he’s a Star Wars buff, and, according to a Facebook post from the congressman, surprised him with a party that Star Wars fans will appreciate. It sure looks like […]

Is this American who joined ISIS now the best tool to stop others from being radicalized?

Originally published at Rare Believe it or not, nearly 500 Americans (that we know of) have left the country to fight with ISIS – the terror group responsible for the attacks in Paris and Brussels, along with countless other atrocities. It’s hard to imagine someone from the United States leaving to join such a radical […]

Punishing Corporations for Seeking Lower Tax Rates Will Kill American Jobs

Originally published at EveryJoe It’s hard to believe, but the United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. At 39.1%, this puts our nation high above the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development average, which is 24.8%. This inevitably produces stark economic consequences. And for all of the talk we’ve heard […]