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Duh! First Things First! (3 of 7)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The first step in this business will be for the legislature to pass an act of establishment, equivalent to a charter....

The Hatred Embedded in the Proposed NO HATE Act

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Editor's note: Current status of Senate Bill 2043 as of August 23, 2019: Read twice and referred to the Committee on...

The Times I Met David Koch

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE People ask if I crossed paths with philanthropist David Koch, whose death is being mourned today, and the answer is yes. When I...

Dissenters in Fifth Circuit Qualified Immunity Case Misunderstand the Relationship between “Originalism” and Section...

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday I wrote about two recent en banc decisions from the Fifth and Eighth Circuits on the subject of qualified immunity, and how...

Two Recent en banc Decisions Exemplify the Injustice, Impracticality, and Persistent Confusion Inherent to...

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE In the last week, the Fifth and the Eighth Circuits, sitting en banc, have each issued major, fractured decisions on the...

The ‘Soft’ Racism of Gun Control

BY BOB BARR The historically racist origins of gun control are hardly a topic for debate. As noted by Cato Institute’s David Kopel, the matter...

Calling a Red Flag on Red Flag Laws

BY ALLEN WEST Howdy, folks! I know everyone right now is beating the bushes over the ignorance of two congressional representatives. Yep, Tlaib and Omar, both...

American Public On Education: “We Want it All”

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, back-to-school also means the release of lots of education polling, and Tuesday brought us...

If Democrats Win 2020, Expect Them To Dismantle ‘Sick’ Supreme Court

BY BOB BARR Senate Democrats are still seething over the Republican majority’s refusal in 2016 to schedule a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee,...

The Great Crash and Depression: 90 Years Later

It's imperative that readers get reacquainted with the politics and economics of that terrible episode in American history. BY LAWRENCE W. REED Ninety years ago this...

How We Reelect Trump in 2020

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Democrats, fake news media and Hollywood are desperate to block Trump's reelection in 2020. Their problem is Trump has been...

I am happy to start with just half a loaf (2 of 7)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP this requires two grades of education. first some institution where science in all it’s branches is taught, and in the highest...

Millennial Becomes Unhinged After Boss Corrects Her Spelling of “Hamster”

BY SELWYN DUKE Being simultaneously comical and tragic, perhaps nothing reflects our descent into Idiocracy more than millennials who’ll insist their misspellings of words are...

A Response to Professor Tribe’s Deeply Deceptive Claims About Race, Racism, and Abortion

HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe recently offered a stunningly false claim regarding abortion. He stated: White Supremacists oppose abortion because they fear it’ll...

President Trump’s DHS Sides With Cato on How to Measure Immigrant Welfare Use

ALEX NOWRASTEH, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government released the final version of the public charge rule this week.  My colleague David Bier covered it extensively while some of our other Cato...

Enforce rules against false and misleading organic claims

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~FDA must no longer let organic food growers, manufacturers and sellers get away with lies~ A couple years ago, the US Food and...

It’s Not The Number of Pills—It’s The Number of Deaths That Matter

JEFFREY A. SINGER, CATO INSTITUTE A letter to the editor in the August 14 New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at the University of Michigan proudly...

El Paso and Trump? And What Rhetoric Causes the Shooting of White

BY SELWYN DUKE Ever since the El Paso shooting, talk of racism has been ratcheted up. Racism certainly is a problem, too, one accompanied by another...

The UN’s Great Extinction Scare

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON According to a new United Nations report, “around 1 million species already face extinction, many within decades.” This disturbing prediction (by no means...

Pelatiah Webster: America’s Adam Smith and a Forgotten Founder

In 1776, the same year the Declaration of Independence appeared in America, Pelatiah Webster started publishing a series of essays on economic matters BY LAWRENCE...

Murder is a Democrat Thing

BY SELWYN DUKE With leftists seeking to blame the El Paso shooting on President Trump, guns, white people and whatever other boogieman will help score...

Finally! Our liberty will be (partially) secured! (1 of 7)

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Your favor of December came to my hands till last night. it’s importance induces me to hasten the answer. no one...

Congressional GOP Misses the Mark With Gun Confiscation Proposal

BY BOB BARR Some Republicans in Congress are seeking to pass a “red flag law,” which would grant law enforcement to do what legal precedent...

Progressives’ Financial Inclusion Agenda Is Likely to Backfire

DIEGO ZULUAGA, CATO INSTITUTE In a recent op-ed for CNN, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggests a plan for improving the financial inclusion of minority households. She...

Baltimore: Is it Taxes?

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Baltimore is in the news for its poor economic situation and lack of opportunity for many of its residents. The problem...

El Paso: The Real Root Causes of Mass Shootings

BY SELWYN DUKE In the El Paso shooting’s wake, evident is the same wash-rinse-repeat pattern. There are the inevitable calls for gun control by demagogues...

Fraud and corruption bring big payoffs

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~California judges provide stage for kangaroo court justice over Roundup weedkiller~ San Francisco area juries have awarded cancer patients some $80 million...

When Humans Don’t Procreate

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The “hook” of the story intrigued me: “This hasn’t happened in all of modern history…” An email from “The Crux” last...

Trump Is Promising Visas for Guatemalans—Here’s How He Can Deliver

DAVID BIER, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump is promising Guatemala that if its legislature signs off on a “Safe Third Country” agreement to accept asylum seekers who come...

Private Pay Tops Federal in 2018

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released data on worker pay for calendar 2018. The data show that compensation for U.S....