Letter Correcting Politico Article re States & ObamaCare Exchanges

By Michael F. Cannon

Politico has run my letter to the editor regarding their article on states refusing to create ObamaCare’s health insurance Exchanges: “Right winning war on state health-insurance exchanges,” (POLITICO, Apr. 18) is false or misleading on several points. It mislabels me a conservative and the Cato Institute a “national conservative organization,” when both are libertarian. Cato scholars […]

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Paul Ryan and His Catholic Critics

By Roger Pilon

In today’s Washington Post, the paper’s Dana Milbank treats us to “A faith-based lesson for Paul Ryan.” He takes Ryan to task for his Georgetown University speech last Thursday defending the House Republican budget. Earlier, it seems, Ryan had told the Christian Broadcasting Network that his budget was crafted “using my Catholic faith” as inspiration. […]

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The Best Way to Be a Socialist

By David Boaz

Asked by Howard Stern if she supports President Obama, supermodel Elle MacPherson says: Yeah, I’m living in London and I’m socialist. What do you expect? No doubt it’s easier to be a socialist if you’re worth $120 million. And easier to support Obama if you live in London. H/T: Michael Cannon. The Best Way to […]

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House Republicans—Including ‘Tea Partiers’—Support Ex-Im

By Sallie James

A group of 30 House Republicans, including a few members who ran as Tea Partiers according to this article by CQ, have sent a letter to the House Republican leadership calling for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. (I’ve written here and here on why that’s a bad idea.) Their names are right there at the bottom, […]

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Supreme Court Gives Taxpayers a Muddled Win

By Ilya Shapiro

This blogpost was co-authored by Cato legal associate Carl DeNigris. Before the argument on the Arizona immigration case yesterday, the Supreme Court scored a blow for American taxpayers by rejecting the IRS’s attempt to overturn the Court’s prior interpretation of a disputed provision of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. §6501(e)(1)(A).  By avoiding the issue of whether […]

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Incentives for Unauthorized Immigration Remain

By Alex Nowrasteh

Michael Barone had an excellent piece in today’s Examiner where he wrote that the Mexican unauthorized immigration problem is going away because net Mexican migration is around zero for the first time since the Great Depression.  Barone points out many reasons for this change: the size of the Mexican emigration cohort is remaining steady (Mexican […]

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Detroit Doesn’t Need More Federal Money

By Tad DeHaven

With the City of Detroit heading toward bankruptcy, The Hill reports that Mayor Dave Bing has signed a $330,000 contract with a Washington lobbying firm to help the city grab more money from federal taxpayers. At the same time, Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) wants up to a $1 billion in “emergency aid” (i.e., bailout) for […]

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Immigration Laws at the Supreme Court: Constitutional but Bad Policy

By Ilya Shapiro

For anyone suffering from post-Obamacare-argument Supreme Court withdrawal, this Wednesday the Court takes up Arizona’s controversial Senate Bill (“SB”) 1070.  See my blogpost from when the Court granted review for some background. SB 1070 is much-misunderstood: it has nothing to do with sexy political issues like racial profiling and everything to do with boring legal ones like whether a given […]

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Washington’s One Percent

By David Boaz

Stories about the wealth of Washington, D.C., have become commonplace, but this Sunday front-page story in the Washington Post adds more details to the lifestyles of the rich and powerful: At the Collection at Chevy Chase, a $1,100 purple python pump gleams in the window of the Gucci store. Across Wisconsin Avenue at TTR Sotheby’s, […]

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Alan Blinder Owes Me $5 for Wasting My Time

By Michael F. Cannon

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Alan Blinder writes one of the most error-ridden and discourse-debasing op-eds I have ever read. About any topic. Ever. A sampling: [O]ur country was founded on the idea that the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable. Access to affordable health care is surely essential to two […]

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