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  • Why Restrict Visa’s From: Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Libya?

    01/30/2017 9:14:17 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Sundance
    (Via CNN) No person accepted to the United States as a refugee, Syrian or otherwise, has been implicated in a major fatal terrorist attack since the Refugee Act of 1980 set up systematic procedures for accepting refugees into the United States, according to an analysis of terrorism immigration risks by the Cato Institute. Oh Really? No Refugees implicated in terrorism? Read on…
  • Kill the Iran Deal, Open Pandora’s Box (Cato's Alarmism)

    05/11/2018 5:41:51 AM PDT · by Mafe · 21 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | May 8, 2018 | Emma Ashford
    This afternoon, Donald Trump made an announcement regarding the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Ahead of a self-imposed May 12th deadline, the President announced that he will not be waiving the sanctions. This decision places the United States in violation of the deal. But while it may not kill the JCPOA completely – European states and Iran could decide whether to keep some version of the deal going without the United States – it will start a period of profound uncertainty about the future of U.S-Iranian relations. In some ways, this uncertainty is the most concerning thing about the...
  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...
  • Muslim Americans Are More Likely to Reject Violence than Many Groups

    12/02/2017 1:22:47 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 95 replies
    fee.org/ ^ | December 2015 | David J. Bier, Matthew La Corte
    US Muslims are tolerant, peaceful, and integrated into American society. Donald Trump has proposed profiling Muslim Americans and shutting down mosques. He claims that Muslim “hatred is beyond comprehension.” But the truth is that Muslim Americans are not only integrating into U.S. society, but are actually more opposed to violence and more tolerant than many other Americans. Muslim Americans Hold Mainstream Religious and Political Views US Muslims score higher than most on Gallup’s religious tolerance index. Muslims are similar to other religious Americans. Pew’s major survey of Muslims in 2011 found that religion was equally important to Christian and Muslim...
  • Taft unveils $2.3 Billion tax-hike proposal

    01/31/2003 1:57:31 AM PST · by Deadeye Division · 20 replies · 1,689+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 31 January 2003 | William Hershey
    Taft unveils $2.3B tax-hike proposal Some Republicans stunned by governor's plan By William Hershey Columbus Bureau COLUMBUS | Gov. Bob Taft on Thursday outlined a plan to raise taxes by nearly $2.3 billion during two years as part of a sweeping reform package that would affect every major state tax and the municipal income tax system. Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino, who joined Taft at a news conference to unveil the plan, called it a "rebirth" of the state tax code. The plan prompted comparisons to the enactment of the state income tax in 1971 under Gov. John J. Gilligan and...
  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL? Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones?

    04/08/2002 10:13:00 AM PDT · by H.R. Gross · 25 replies · 17+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin RaimondoAntiwar.com April 8, 2002 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL?Post-9/11: Who speaks for libertarianism – the Old Right or the Neocon Clones? A note from the author: I apologize, in advance, for the sheer length of this column, but since it addresses the sell-out of basic libertarian principles by people and institutions who purport to speak in its name, I thought it important to address these questions thoroughly, with extensive quotations from those I name. Too bad, in attacking Antiwar.com, these pathetic losers didn't do the same – but then what can one expect from craven...
  • Libertarian Think Tank Let Boss Sexually Harass Workers

    02/09/2018 11:15:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 8, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Libertarians hate coercion. To the extent that the anarcho-capitalist right justifies its worldview in moral terms, it is through an appeal to the obscenity of brute force. The problem with the welfare state, according to many libertarians, is not that it redistributes resources from rich to poor but that it accomplishes this by threatening wealthy tax dodgers with imprisonment. Individual liberty is sacrosanct, and just social policies are those that do not violate a person’s will through a threat of state aggression. The logical flaws of this “nonaggression principle” are myriad. But most spring from the libertarian’s insistence on applying...
  • Cato Project: Islam ‘Consistent’ with ‘Libertarian Principles’, ‘Tolerance’, ‘Individualism’

    09/07/2017 7:27:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | September 7, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Libertarianism.org, a project from the Cato Institute, claimed “Islamic teachings are consistent [with] many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights & individualism” in a tweet on Tuesday. In the post linked in the tweet, Libertarianism.org also praised Ibn Khaldun as a libertarian hero, describing him as “the most consistent of the many free-market economists in Islamic history,” despite the fact that Khaldun promoted slavery. “Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated,”...
  • Adam Smith Rocks!

    04/02/2015 8:15:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There’s a reason you don’t see many Adam Smith ties in the faculty lounge. “Adam Smith believed there are few things that the government should do,” James Otteson of Wake Forest said at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia last month. Otteson is the Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and Teaching Professor of Political Economy at Wake Forest. He is the author of Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life. Nevertheless, Smith, the Scottish philosopher has inspired American scholars and sages for centuries. Thomas Jefferson recommended The Wealth of Nations as a worthy title for...
  • New York ranks ‘least free’ state in nation: study

    08/16/2016 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | 3:20am | Carl Campanile
    New York is the “least free” state of any in the nation because of its high taxes and heavy-handed rules controlling daily life, according to a study released Monday. The Cato Institute analysis ranked New York dead last for economic and personal freedom. New Hampshire, which has no sales tax and whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” was ranked No. 1. By comparison, New York symbolizes big government run amok, the report from the conservative libertarian group said. “New York looks set to remain the least free state for many years to come,” the group said. …
  • Top libertarian legal scholars: Johnson and Weld are moderates, not libertarians

    08/01/2016 3:49:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | July 29, 2016 | southernconstitutionalist
    Even if you only occasionally frequent law commentary online, you have probably heard of Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute, as he is one of the most prominent voices on libertarian perspectives on the law today. Shapiro took it upon himself to respond ... to recent comments made by Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld.
  • Organized crime: The 'looting' of $11 trillion from the U.S. economy

    03/06/2010 10:48:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 963+ views
    World Tribune ^ | March 5, 2010 | world tribune/ Cliff Kincaid
    The following is based on a report by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media. The New York Times is quoting a spokesman for George Soros as saying that the well-known hedge fund operator is guilty of no wrong-doing in connection with the financial upheaval currently affecting Greece and Europe as a whole. But Zubi Diamond, author of the powerful new book, Wizards of Wall Street, says the agenda of Soros and other short sellers is clear. Their purpose, he says, is “to loot America and any foreign country which invested in America. Greece was one of them. Iceland was ravaged...
  • How David Brooks Created Donald Trump

    02/18/2016 7:48:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | 2/11/2016 | MICHAEL F. CANNON
    If you give Obama a pass when he is dishonest or breaks the rules, because he seems like a good man, or is at least better than those guys; if you argue he had to change the law himself because Congress is dysfunctional and Republicans are unreasonable; if you lambast Bush for starting a war, but give Hillary a pass for both Iraq and Libya; then you are adopting one set of rules for your tribe and another set of rules for everyone else. That shows a lack of respect for people who disagree with you. They notice. They resent...
  • Forbes: GOP Support of Israel Responsible for Christian Persecution in Middle East

    Despite much hand-wringing by Republican leadership, the GOP is actually complicit in the persecution of Christians in the Middle East because of its vocal support for Israel, argues Doug Bandow in a Forbes essay Saturday. Bandow rightly notes that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today and are “harassed and harmed in more than 100 countries.” Christians, he writes, “are particularly vulnerable to government abuse, especially in Muslim-majority states.” Yet Bandow takes issue with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% ’s Christmas Eve article denouncing attacks on Christian communities, contending that the GOP, rather than the Obama...
  • College caught shredding Constitution in undercover video 'It's an oppressive document'

    11/03/2015 2:27:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/3/15 | staff
    James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video shows professors at two prestigious private universities openly disparaging, and in one case shredding, the U.S. Constitution. Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s undercover journalism unit, sent a female journalist disguised as a student to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She got commitments from leadership at each to shred the Constitution, and in the case of Vassar, Project Veritas’ undercover cameras captured the official shredding of the U.S. Constitution. Kelly Grab, assistant director of equal opportunity at Vassar College, was captured on video saying: “Yes, I think we have a...
  • National Chamber of Commerce to target the GOP right in 2016

    10/24/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue told business leaders that the organization was prepared to spend up to $100 million to help Republicans keep their House and Senate majorities.  But he also indicated that the CoC would oppose Tea Party supporters in the House, like members of the House Freedom Caucus. Donohue made clear that part of the Chamber’s election efforts will be aimed at countering the influence of hard-line legislators like members of the House Freedom Caucus, who have not supported the Chamber’s legislative agenda. That agenda includes immigration reform, reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, and finding a consistent...
  • Donald Trump: Legalize ALL the Drugs [wayback machine]

    09/07/2015 1:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    ".....The reform-minded Trump of decades past is a far more attractive figure than his current incarnation, at least in the eyes of the pro-legalization advocates of today. “Well, I certainly think he had it right in 1990, and what he said then actually seemed to understand the situation,” David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Daily Beast. “My sense is that looking for consistent philosophy or even policies in Donald Trump’s statements is a pretty fruitless exercise.” Boaz also pointed out that Trump recently voiced his support for medical marijuana, and that when asked about...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • The arguments that convinced a libertarian to support aggressive action on climate

    05/13/2015 6:05:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    vox ^ | 5-12-2015 | David Roberts
    To the casual observer, the American right can appear an undifferentiated wall of denial and obstructionism on climate change, but behind the scenes there are signs of movement. A growing number of conservative leaders and intellectuals have come to terms with climate science and begun casting about for solutions. Led mainly by libertarians and libertarian-leaning economists, they've begun to coalesce behind a carbon tax, which they consider the most market-friendly of the available alternatives. Jerry Taylor, a longtime veteran of the libertarian think tank Cato Institute who recently founded his own libertarian organization, the Niskanen Center, is a vocal proponent...
  • Conservatives say marriage has always been between a man and a woman. They’re wrong.

    05/13/2015 10:48:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2015 | Trevor Burrus
    Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. ... Marriage is a constantly changing social institution that adapts to social and economic conditions. And when those conditions change, marriage changes. Our modern view of marriage — one that has generally predominated in Western societies over the past 200 years — is the outlier. Historically, marriage has been about finding good in-laws and securing economic advantage. And marrying for love is a thoroughly modern invention ...