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The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.



 



Who Needs Judicial Engagement?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:24:00 -0400

Evan Bernick is author of the lead essay in this month's Cato Unbound.(image)


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How Do Local Police Use Data about You?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:21:00 -0400

Local police databases have their uses, but they've been abused, as well. Adam Bates comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/in_mc5TpNLc/How-Do-Local-Police-Use-Data-about-You.mp3




The Legal State of Drones and Other Surveillance

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:15:00 -0400

Jay Stanley is a senior fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/dmtMGKZjrHY/The-Legal-Status-of-Drones-and-Other-Surveillance.mp3




The Dorr War in Rhode Island

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:02:00 -0400

"The Dorr War" pitted the people of Rhode Island against a government they wished to abolish. It didn't go well. Anthony Comegna details the history.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/rdGM-K3bon4/The-Dorr-War-in-Rhode-Island.mp3




"Young Americans" and Cultural Nationalism

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:01:00 -0400

A national purpose demands a large, expansive government. Anthony Comegna discusses the "Young Americans" and the rise of cultural nationalism.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/ftM7cDTrRGw/Young-Americans-and-Cultural-Nationalism.mp3




The Permission Society

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:26:00 -0400

How does the "ruling class" turn rights into privileges? And what can be done to turn the tide? Timothy Sandefur explains in his book, The Permission Society.(image)


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Who Controls Your Health Care Spending?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:17:00 -0400

Are employers really shifting the burden of health care spending back to employees? Michael F. Cannon comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/nRbmlx6tJpA/Who-Controls-Your-Health-Care-Spending.mp3




The Power of State Constitutions to Protect Liberty

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:36:00 -0400

State constitutions often protect liberty better than the U.S. Constitution, and in many cases fighting the government in state court can be much easier. Clint Bolick, a justice on the Arizona Supreme Court, comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/G3R_3nxWa_4/The-Power-of-State-Constitutions-to-Protect-Liberty.mp3




Economic Freedom Marches On

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:49:00 -0400

The lesson of economic freedom remains clear: Freedom and prosperity go hand in hand. Ian Vasquez comments on the new Economic Freedom of the World Index.(image)


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Collective Action and Evolutionary Psychology

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:12:00 -0400

When groups have to decide, scale matters. Leda Cosmides comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/_qRQeACfQLo/Collective-Action-and-Evolutionary-Psychology.mp3




Africa: A Hopeful Continent

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:53:00 -0400

The people who have written off Africa as a "hopeless continent" should take another look. Marian Tupy comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/M7C5EGwCVxM/Africa-A-Hopeful-Continent.mp3




Government Is a Lousy Lender

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:53:00 -0400

The big government shift into allocating capital has made many problems worse. Ike Brannon comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/g4eYLMoavpc/Government-Is-a-Lousy-Lender.mp3




Assessing the Terrorism Risk of Immigrants

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:34:00 -0400

How likely are you to be killed by a foreign-born terrorist inside the United States? The odds are vanishingly small. Alex Nowrasteh discusses the data.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/gZaRx9s_2b0/Assessing-the-Terrorism-Risk-of-Immigrants.mp3




Modern Zoning versus Microhousing

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:32:00 -0400

Renters in Seattle are learning that the low-cost tiny apartments they'd like to occupy are being zoned out of existence. Vanessa Brown Calder comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/853SxcJgnz4/Modern-Zoning-versus-Microhousing.mp3




What's a Faithful Electoral College Elector to Do?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:15:00 -0400

The Electoral College is meant to provide a check on mob rule. So what's a faithful elector to do in 2016? Andrew M. Grossman comments.(image)


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Self-Control or State Control? You Decide

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:41:00 -0400

Being responsible for your own happiness is an opportunity, not a burden. Tom G. Palmer is editor of the new book, Self-Control or State Control? You Decide.(image)


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The Protectionist Impulse

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:35:00 -0400

The benefits of trade may be all around us, but that doesn't mean we're naturally supportive of it. Dan Pearson explains.(image)


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Welfare Reform and Immigrant Outcomes

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:03:00 -0400

How has welfare reform impacted the fates of immigrants to the United States? David Bier parses the data.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/qHfACzPLLJQ/Welfare-Reform-and-Outcomes-for-Immigrants.mp3




Paul Ryan's Focus on Poverty amid Political Season

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:45:00 -0400

In a political season featuring divisive candidates, Paul Ryan has spent an inordinate amount of time promoting his own sketched out plans for reforming programs aimed at alleviating poverty. Michael Tanner comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/xNsDl9G8EoM/Paul-Ryans-Focus-on-Poverty-Amid-Political-Season.mp3




A Doubling Down on 'Trumpism'

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:37:00 -0400

Donald Trump's photo-op in Mexico has done nothing to obscure his insistence on both building a wall at the southern border and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. Alex Nowrasteh comments.(image)


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Alabama's Odd Regulation on Talking to the Government

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:43:00 -0400

Alabama requires both registration and an ethics course for anyone deemed a "lobbyist" by the state. Paul Sherman of the Institute for Justice is challenging the requirement.(image)


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Police 'Pre-search' and the Fourth Amendment

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 02:30:00 -0400

Baltimore police have engaged in large-scale surveillance without any authorization. The implications for policing are troubling. Jim Harper comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/1gTQMCv0PPE/Police-Pre-search-and-the-Fourth-Amendment.mp3




The Missing American Jury

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:42:00 -0400

How has the role of the jury been diminished in American courts? Suja A. Thomas is author of The Missing American Jury.(image)


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Debunking Utopia: Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0400

How have the Nordic states fared compared to the glowing endorsements from the likes of Bernie Sanders? Nima Sanandaji is author of Debunking Utopia.(image)


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American Umpire at Home and Abroad

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0400

How has the view of the United States as an "umpire" served U.S. foreign policy? Elizabeth Cobbs is author of American Umpire.(image)


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Let Civil Society Resettle Refugees

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 -0400

Canada's program to allow private individuals and group to sponsor the resettlement of refugees should be a model for the U.S. So says Cato policy analyst David Bier.(image)


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Is This the Obamacare Death Spiral?

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:12:00 -0400

Major insurers have exited or curtailed their involvement in Affordable Care Act "exchanges," leaving many Americans with zero exchange-based health coverage options. Michael Cannon comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/ZZiqYNW_c6k/Is-This-the-Obamacare-Death-Spiral.mp3




Welfare Reform after 20 Years

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:36:00 -0400

It's been two decades since Bill Clinton signed a large welfare reform act into law. How has it fared? And how should we think about welfare reform in the future? Michael D. Tanner comments at the Cato Institute's conference on welfare reform.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/GFfR4nsfZko/Welfare-Reform-after-20-Years.mp3




More from Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:48:00 -0400

Robert McDonald discusses the polarizing figure of Thomas Jefferson at Cato University.(image)


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Searching for Substance in Trump's ISIS Rhetoric

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:48:00 -0400

Taking Donald Trump at his word on policy matters is a tricky endeavor. Ben Friedman parses the Republican nominee's latest speech on fighting terrorism.(image)


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America's Invisible War in Somalia

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:22:00 -0400

The little-understood U.S. intervention in Somalia has delivered tragic results. Bronwyn Bruton of the Atlantic Council comments.(image)


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NSA's Stolen Malware Now Up for Auction

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 03:41:00 -0400

It appears a group of hackers stole NSA's own malware and now are offering the tools for auction. Julian Sanchez comments.(image)


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Obama DEA Maintains Strict Cannabis Prohibition

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:27:00 -0400

The Obama Administration's DEA has reaffirmed that it will not reschedule marijuana from the most restrictive category of controlled substances. Adam Bates comments.(image)


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Unraveling a Party System, the 1850s and Today

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:37:00 -0400

What do the elections and political party crackups have to tell us about the strange election year of 2016? Anthony Comegna comments.(image)


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The Sparsely Detailed Trump Economic Plan

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:28:00 -0400

The Trump economic plan contains tax cuts, but virtually no engagement with the larger problem of excessive federal spending. Michael Tanner comments.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/iLDWvQpw6g4/The-Sparsely-Detailed-Trump-Economic-Plan.mp3




Obama's Pardons and Commutations So Far

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:21:00 -0400

Adam Bates discusses President Obama's record on pardons and commutations in his final year in office.(image)


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Hillary Backed 9 of the Last 7 U.S. Military Interventions

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:45:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton's long history as an advocate for war is hard to overstate. Christopher A. Preble comments.(image)


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The Human Cost of Welfare

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 21:14:00 -0400

Lisa Conyers discusses her coauthored book, The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People It's Supposed to Help.(image)


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The GOP's Looming Dark Night of the Soul

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 21:27:00 -0400

The rise of Donald Trump has clearly signaled the disconnect between voters and the GOP. Ben Domenech says a realignment of the parties may be well underway.(image)


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When Presidents Oppose Government Science

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:22:00 -0400

Many past presidents have been outright opponents of government-supported science. Terence Kealey walks through the history.(image)


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Bernie Drives Debate over Glass-Steagall

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:29:00 -0400

A proposed return to Glass-Steagall financial regulation is now a part of both GOP and Democratic platforms. How did that happen? Would it prevent another financial crisis? Mark Calabria comments.(image)


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Haitian Coffee Grows on Trees

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:35:00 -0400

What factors have led Haiti, once the world's leading coffee producer, to tumble into subsistence-level farming? And why does that industry repeatedly fail to return? Tate Watkins, author of Haitian Coffee Grows on Trees, discusses his work.(image)


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Which States Might End the Income Tax?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 19:15:00 -0400

A few states with demographic issues might be the next ones to end the dreaded income tax. Stephen Slivinski of Arizona State University predicts at least one state will soon end the personal income tax.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/oVBAwTQ5FZo/Which-States-Might-End-the-Income-Tax.mp3




Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:37:00 -0400

What do the elections involving Thomas Jefferson have to tell us about the political culture of today? Robert McDonald, author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time, offers his thoughts.(image)


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Does Hillary Hate Uber?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:08:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton's public lionizing of entrepreneurs appears to stand at odds with various policies she'd like to see adopted. Jared Meyer of the Manhattan Institute says the sharing economy stands to lose a great deal.(image)


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When the Feds Pay Environmentalists to Sue Them

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:36:00 -0400

There's a one-way street when environmentalists sue the federal government. When the groups sue and win, they often get their legal fees covered. Holly Fretwell of the Property and Environment Research Center comments.(image)


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Blockchain Revolution

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:22:00 -0400

The bitcoin revolution hasn't quite delivered as promised, but the underlying technology may be far more revolutionary. Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution, comment.(image)


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Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:17:00 -0400

The fight over climate change has focused primarily on mitigating emissions. Professor Matthew E. Kahn of USC argues that changes in the urban landscape has much to teach us about so-called adaptation.(image)


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http://feeds.cato.org/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~5/ZrujSljlBpo/Climate-Change-Mitigation-and-Adaption.mp3




When Cops Use Robots to Kill

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:16:00 -0400

The shooter in Dallas who killed several police officers was ultimately taken out with a robot and explosives. What can be done to assure that use of technology remains a last resort? Matthew Feeney comments.(image)


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Our Foreign Policy Choices: Rethinking America's Global Role

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:56:00 -0400

"Our Foreign Policy Choices: Rethinking America's Global Role" details key lessons from the last two decades of American-led warfare. Christopher A. Preble puts those lessons in the context of our current election season.(image)


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Turkey's Coup Attempt and Crackdown

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:50:00 -0400

Does U.S. militarism compromise NATO obligations? A. Trevor Thrall talks about the recent coup attempt in Turkey.(image)


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Political Party Shifts on Immigration, Guest Workers

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:56:00 -0400

How have Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried to take advantage of changing views on immigration? Alex Nowrasteh and David Bier comment.(image)


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Polling on Crime and Punishment

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:29:00 -0400

How have Americans changed their thinking on crime and punishment? Derek Cohen of the Texas Public Policy Foundation comments.(image)


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Challenging CBO Rosy/Dire Projections

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:26:00 -0400

Congressional Budget Office numbers about the future of debt and deficits should be taken with more than a grain of salt. Dan Mitchell explains.(image)


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Citizens United and Electoral Reform

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:34:00 -0400

Krist Novoselić is chairman of Fairvote.org. In his assessment of reforms to make changes to elections in the United States, he ranks overturning Citizens United at the bottom and argues that groups have free speech rights.(image)


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Evaluating the Next British Prime Minister

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:12:00 -0400

New British PM Theresa May doesn't have a record that should encourage people who support free markets and relatively free migration. Tom Clougherty comments.(image)


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Free Parking's High Cost to Transit

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:36:00 -0400

Market pricing of on-street parking could save commuters time and energy, but locals don't like it. Ike Brannon comments.(image)


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Hillary Clinton's Free College Addendum

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:10:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton has added more goodies to her plans for free college for young people. Neal McCluskey discusses some of the problems.(image)


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Alton Sterling, Body Cameras, and 'Proper Police Procedure'

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:43:00 -0400

Body camera footage and witness recordings help investigators after police-initiated killings. In the case of Alton Sterling, killed by Baton Rouge police this week, will investigators ask the right questions? Matthew Feeney comments.(image)


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Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 03:33:00 -0400

The policies that have led to America's growing security state required the abdication of Congress and the courts. Karen J. Greenberg is author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State.(image)


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Scalia and Criminal Defense

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 03:14:00 -0400

The legacy of Antonin Scalia's years on the Supreme Court must include his support for the rights of the accused. Kevin A. Ring, author of Scalia's Court, comments.(image)


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Prospects Dim for Freer Trade

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:53:00 -0400

The likely inhabitants of the White House in 2017 would not be happy warrior on behalf of free trade. Phil Levy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs comments.(image)


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#CatoConnects: Brexit Happened. Now What?

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:25:00 -0400

Brexit is now in progress. So what are the next steps and how will trade and migration be affected? Cato's Tom Clougherty and Marian Tupy take questions via Twitter.(image)


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Specialization and Trade: A Re-Introduction to Economics

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:36:00 -0400

The economics profession suffers from profound confirmation bias. Fixing that problem may require a profound shift in thinking. Arnold Kling attempts to re-introduce the field in his new book, Specialization and Trade.(image)


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'Honest Services Fraud' at the High Court

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:46:00 -0400

The Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. Kevin Ring of Families Against Mandatory Minimums says it was a good ruling.(image)


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Does Brexit Matter?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:16:00 -0400

Brexit happened, but it's far from clear that the referendum was either particularly good or spells certain doom for the UK or the European Union. Tom Clougherty comments.(image)


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Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:09:00 -0400

Research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics has been prevented by decades of prohibition. Tom Shroder is author of Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal.(image)


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Protecting Religious Liberty in Education

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:45:00 -0400

Religious liberty and public schooling often come into conflict. Charles Glenn discusses how to protect religious freedom in education.(image)


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The State of Religious Liberty in Courts

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:16:00 -0400

The history of protecting religious liberty at the courts is mixed, but there is hope. Douglas Laycock comments.(image)


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FAA Works to Shutter 'Uber for Planes'

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:50:00 -0400

FlyteNow wants to let private pilots share empty seats on their planes. The FAA says it's illegal. Matt Voska is CEO of FlyteNow.(image)


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The ISIS Economy

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:34:00 -0400

The RAND Corporation's Howard J. Shatz discusses how the so-called Islamic State sustains itself economically.(image)


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Right to Try Now Legal in 30 States

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:51:00 -0400

The federal government could make it easier for doctors to allow terminal patients to try unapproved therapies. Starlee Coleman of the Goldwater Institute talks about why they should.(image)


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The 'Loaded Weapon' in the White House

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:33:00 -0400

What powers will the next President inherit? What can Congress do to reassert its primacy as makers of law? Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) spoke at a Cato Institute Capitol Hill briefing in May.(image)


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Clarifying Questions about Mass Killers

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:23:00 -0400

The motivations of mass killers matter when evaluating a proposed public policy response. Trevor Burrus comments.(image)


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