Is Romney Going to Defend ‘Shipping Jobs Overseas’? No Way

By Daniel Ikenson

The lead story in today’s Washington Post accuses Mitt Romney, while at Bain Capital, of investing in firms “that specialized in relocating” American jobs overseas. This gave cause to Obama political adviser David Axelrod to accuse Romney of “breathtaking hypocrisy,” which prompted Roger Pilon to spell out some differences between economics and “Solyndranomics” for the administration. Roger’s correct. But […]

Is Romney Going to Defend ‘Shipping Jobs Overseas’? No Way is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Assange and Correa: Strange Allies?

By Gabriela Calderon de Burgos

Internet activist Julian Assange is seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. There is plenty of irony here. Assange, who leads an international campaign for transparency with his whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, seeks asylum in a country whose government regularly persecutes whistleblowers and the media. Assange is not ignorant of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s opinion of […]

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Fidel Castro, Medicare Beneficiary?

By Michael F. Cannon

There’s no proof yet, but it looks an awful lot like Medicare might be subsidizing the Castro brothers. I, for one,  was not surprised to read that Medicare payments for non-existent medical services are ending up in Cuban (read: government-controlled) banks. Nor that “accused scammers are escaping in droves to Cuba and other Latin American […]

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Sen. Marco Rubio on the U.S. Sugar Program

By Sallie James

Here’s the response from Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the Wall Street Journal’s unflattering comparison of Senator Rubio with Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), appearing on CNBC: Basically: we should get rid of our costly, distorting sugar support programs when other countries get rid of theirs. (HT: my newest colleague, Simon Lester) Sen. […]

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Claiming Defeat on the Brink of School Choice Victory in PA

By Adam Schaeffer

The WSJ recently published an opinion piece passing judgment on a long and still-active battle over school choice in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, I think it misses the most important part of the ongoing saga; Pennsylvania is on the cusp of a massive school choice victory. A huge expansion of the education tax credit program looks feasible, […]

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Justice Kennedy’s Mysterious Philosophy

By David Boaz

Time magazine’s cover story looks at the power and mystery of Justice Anthony Kennedy. He’s often the pivotal vote on a divided Supreme Court, Massimo Calabresi and David Von Drehle write. Sometimes he sides with the conservatives, sometimes with the liberals. It seems to mystify them: Over that time, Kennedy cast the pivotal vote in cases […]

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Big Government at Work

By David Boaz

As President Obama devotes his weekly radio address to “plenty of big ideas” on how to expand the size, scope, and power of government in a putative effort to get …

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Handy Chart Shows How Farm Bill Money Is Spent

By Sallie James

Following on from Chris’s post yesterday about the explosive cost of food stamps, Brad Plumer at the Washington Post‘s Wonkblog yesterday posted this pie chart showing how the CBO has broken …

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Cato Study: Heretofore Unreported ObamaCare ‘Bug’ Puts IPAB Completely beyond Congress’ Reach

By Michael F. Cannon

Today, the Cato Institute releases a new study by Diane Cohen and me titled, “The Independent Payment Advisory Board: PPACA’s Anti-Constitutional and Authoritarian Super-Legislature.” Cohen is a senior attorney at the Goldwater Institute and lead counsel in the Coons v. Geithner lawsuit challenging IPAB and other aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of […]

Cato Study: Heretofore Unreported ObamaCare ‘Bug’ Puts IPAB Completely beyond Congress’ Reach is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Big Sugar Wins in the Senate

By Tad DeHaven

Today we have yet another example of Republicans and Democrats teaming up to protect a special interest at the public’s expense. A few hours ago the Senate voted 50-46 to kill an amendment from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would have phased out subsidies and supports for the sugar industry. A Cato essay on agricultural […]

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