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Slashing Regulations to Combat Coronavirus

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The coronavirus is battering the U.S economy as businesses cut back and close down. Unfortunately, federal policymakers are pursuing their usual misguided response...

Infrastructure Policy: Eight Lessons

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The House Ways and Means Committee held hearings on infrastructure yesterday . The testimony by D. J. Gribbin was excellent. He was special assistant...

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Engineering Licensing Law

J. JUSTIN WILSON, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Institute for Justice Partners with Engineer to Challenge Law Requiring Engineers to Obtain License to Call Themselves Engineers or...

America Going Buggy Over Bed Bugs

BY ALAN CARUBA Blast From the Past: As relevant today as it was on September 2, 2010   When The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,...

Hope from Europe on Economic Liberty

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE Last week I attended and spoke at a conference hosted by the Financial Times and JTI on economic regulation in Prague. During my panel...

Thank Obama For Placing Portland Police In A Straightjacket

BY BOB BARR Thanks to the Obama administration’s legacy of promoting baseless charges of racism against police departments across the country, the Portland Police Department...

The Fight Over Particulate Matter

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The EPA and conventional air pollution regulations are back in the news. NPR reported that the seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee...

Any Budget That Cuts Fed Ed is Good, But …

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE The Trump Administration’s proposed U.S. Department of Education budget, released yesterday, is due some props. It would cut spending by about 10...

What’s Missing from Facebook’s Oversight Board

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE Facebook has set out a draft charter for an “Oversight Board for Content Decisions.” This document represents the first concrete step yet toward...

IJ to FDA: Milk Doesn’t Have to Come from Cows to be Called Milk

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Late last week, the Institute for Justice (IJ) filed an official comment with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opposing...

Beer vs. Bureaucracy

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal shutdown revealed some of the ways that the government needlessly shackles the economy through subsidies and regulations. The microbrew...

Victory for property rights as EPA changes course

BY TOM DEWEESE We’ve won a major step forward for property rights. But there’s also a major danger that it can be reversed. Let me...

The misguided Affordable Clean Energy rule

Why is the US EPA still determined to control plant food and drive up electricity prices? DR. TIM BALL AND TOM HARRIS On August 29, 2018,...

Is the EPA Changing the Regulatory Paradigm?

PATRICK J. MICHAELS, CATO INSTITUTE Sometimes it’s worth reading the fine print in obscure regulatory proposals. One such example is contained in a “proposed rulemaking”...

What’s Next for the EPA?

PATRICK J. MICHAELS, CATO INSTITUTE So EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is gone, the environmentalists’ noirest bete noire since James Watt ran the Interior Department early in the...

FDA Warlords Moving to Crush Vaping and Flavored Tobacco Products

BY BOB BARR Despite the requirement in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution that only the Congress has the power to “declare war,” the...

The War On The Poor Has Many Fronts And Armies, Professor Krugman

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE Paul Krugman’s column yesterday lamented Republican policy towards the poor. He has particular gripes with Ben Carson’s changes to housing subsidies, increased...

Federal Fuel Foolishness

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government imposes a mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline. This “Renewable Fuel Standard” harms consumers, damages the economy, and...

No Neutral Ground: The Problem of Net Neutrality

DR. BRIAN DELLINGER On November 21, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to revisit its Obama-era internet regulations. It seems likely that the resulting vote...

‘Digital Shouting Matches’ Undermining Rule-Making Process

BY BOB BARR The “internet poll” has become a familiar device with which to solicit reader feedback and drive engagement on topics from sports and...

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The Left’s attack on the Fourth of July

~Another step in erasing our collective memory~ Scot Faulkner My previous column raised alarms about radical leftists who want to obliterate everything good that America ever...

Mister Trump Goes to Washington

BY T.F. STERN A curious dream awakened me this morning, tying an old Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, with current political situations.  Wiping...

What is the antidote to ‘Wokeness’?

~Evan Sayet’s The Woke Supremacy provides answers we cannot afford to ignore~ Duggan Flanakin Political comedian Evan Sayet says he has long dedicated himself to conserving...

Deconstructing California: From Christian Founding to Shutting Down Churches

American Minute with Bill Federer George Orwell wrote in his dystopian novel 1984: "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has...