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Cato Institute


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There is no reason to believe that still more spying authority for the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security would make a rerun of the Capitol riot less likely. #CenturyOfSurveillance 

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Chile has elected a radical leftist as president, part of a long trend. Are there any lessons for the United States? #CatoFP  @CatoPodcast 

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Every family deserves the right to decide for themselves how many children, if any, they wish to have, free of government meddling.

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Everyone is talking about inflation, but what is it? And what can the Federal Reserve do about it? #CatoEcon 

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The Maryland legislature is rolling in tax revenue, and every interest group in the state wants to get a piece of it.

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Washington should stop exaggerating Moscow’s military ambitions and relearn the art of diplomacy. #CatoFP 

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More than a century after the 1918 influenza pandemic, claims of the masks’ effectiveness continue to lack a firm foundation. Browse the Winter 20 #CatoCOVID1 /2022 issue! #CatoRegulation 

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For the 25% of Americans who do not have primary care physicians, access to the two new COVID antivirals will be next to impossible. #CatoHealth  #CatoCOVID 

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The Cato/YouGov survey on public attitudes toward health care financing and health savings accounts (HSAs), found that U.S. adults do not grasp the extent to which the U.S. tax code violates their health care rights. LEARN MORE: #CatoHealth 

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Freedom in Hong Kong continues to die a painful death, strangled by the application of last year’s national security law. #CatoFP 

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg wants to make the United States the “global leader” in high‐​speed rail. That’s like wanting to be the world leader in electric typewriters, rotary telephones, or steam locomotives. #CatoTransit 

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Should police should have the right to force children to masturbate in front of them so they can take photos? What if it's part of a legal investigation?

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It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.

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President Trump's social media executive order is at odds with congressional intent, a quarter century of judicial interpretation, and any reasonable reading of the Section 230's plain language, says #CatoTechnology 's @Will_Duffield 

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Thanks to 8 U.S.C. § 1357(a)(3), CBP officers can board and search any vehicle within 100 miles of the border. Two-thirds of the people living in the U.S. live within this 100-mile zone, which encompasses entire states, including Florida.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to waste well over 100,000 employment-based green cards for legal immigrants waiting in the 1.2 million person backlog caused by the low visa caps. #CatoImmigration 

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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is under scrutiny for its failures to properly check overzealous federal authorities. @RandPaul  says the court is not constitutional, but he’s still offering reforms: Join the conversation with #CatoTechnology 

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