Here Come the Disabled-Employee Quotas

By Walter Olson

I’ve got a new op-ed in the Daily Caller about one of the most significant employment-law initiatives out of Washington in years (also reported on by Melanie Trottman in today’s WSJ): the Obama administration is preparing to order federal contractors to comply with a quota (sorry, “required…hiring goal”) of disabled employees, perhaps as high as […]

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‘Even Though Earmarks Are Gone, There Are Still Billions of Dollars Available’

By Tad DeHaven

That quote from a local government official in California sums up why banning earmarks won’t do much to rein in the size and scope of the federal government. The quote comes from a McClatchy Newspapers article on lobbying expeditions to Washington undertaken by local government officials who want federal taxpayers to pick up the tab […]

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It’s Time to Cut Our Losses in Afghanistan

By Malou Innocent

The mayhem unleashed after the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base outside of Kabul—intentional or not—has likely irreparably damaged the U.S. training mission in Afghanistan. Peace talks with the …

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The Mystery of Khalid Aldawsari

By Julian Sanchez

Accused terror-plotter Khalid Aldawsari will not have access to classified materials detailing how and why he was monitored under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a federal judge in Texas ruled earlier this month. Aldawsari had hoped to argue that the evidence against him derived from electronic surveillance and physical searches should be surpressed, either because the […]

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Don’t Arm Syria’s Rebels

By Malou Innocent

With the death toll in Syria now climbing above 5,000, and graphic videos and images of the bloodbath flooding the internet, some in Washington have called for arming the Syrian resistance. That option, compared to other alternatives like a NATO-led no-fly zone, seems antiseptic. But America’s arming of rebels will amount to contributing to a […]

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Patriotism, Loyalty, Tax Competition, and ‘Tax Fugitives’

By Daniel J. Mitchell

I fight to preserve tax competition, fiscal sovereignty, and financial privacy for the simple reason that politicians are less likely to impose destructive tax policy if they know that labor and capital can escape to jurisdictions with more responsible fiscal climates. My opponents in this battle are high-tax governments, statist international bureaucracies such as the […]

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Courtland Milloy’s Self-Defense Quiz

By Tim Lynch

Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy mentions the new Cato study, Tough Targets, in his latest column.  The article begins with this self-defense quiz: Say you’re sitting at a bus stop in the District, alone at night, when a suspicious person approaches. There have been more than 475 robberies in the city this year — a […]

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Obama’s Corporate Tax Reform

By Chris Edwards

President Obama released a document on business tax reform today. I’m glad the administration is taking an interest in this important topic, but his plan has more negatives than positives. The administration’s tax reform approach is also self-contradictory in numerous ways. Here’s a quick take: The proposal would lower the federal corporate tax rate from 35 […]

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Stossel Thursday — New Time

By David Boaz

I’ll be on the Stossel show this coming Thursday, along with nearly 1000 cheering Students for Liberty at their annual conference. Also taking questions from John Stossel and the students are Nick Gillespie of Reason, John Bolton (!), and Ken Klukowski of the Family Research Council (!!). Beginning this week, Stossel can be seen at […]

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Why We Honor George Washington

By David Boaz

Today is some vaguely named “Presidents’ Day,” but Wednesday is the anniversary of George Washington’s birth. So it’s a good day to remember the contribution he made to the American republic. I wrote this several years ago: George Washington was the man who established the American republic. He led the revolutionary army against the British […]

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