SpendingTracker.org is a project aimed at giving citizens a clear idea about how much individual members of Congress vote to spend. Jonathan Bydlak of the Coalition to Reduce Spending discusses the project.
Feds often condition federal funds on state government behavior. But how much can the feds withhold if states don’t play ball? That may be a critical question as President Trump seeks state help with his immigration plans. Josh Blackman comments.
What laws are enabling President Trump’s stepped up immigration enforcement? Alex Nowrasteh explains.
How do Islam and classical liberalism diverge? Can there be a reconciliation? Mustafa Akyol, author of Islam without Extremes, comments.
H. L. Mencken’s relationship with religion and religious people was complicated. D. G. Hart is author of Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Mencken.
Sean Dunagan, a former DEA researcher and now with Law Enforcement Action Partnership, discusses the Obama record and Trump Administration plans with respect to the ongoing War on Drugs.
Massive protests greeted Donald Trump upon his inauguration, but speaking out against the president will require a robust First Amendment. Will the American Left support it? Luke Wachob of the Center for Competitive Politics believes so.
The departure of Michael Flynn from the Trump Administration reveals more than just the problems of poorly timed phone calls to foreign officials. Julian Sanchez comments.
Stingrays trick your phone into giving data to the cops. Is that legal? Constitutional? Adam Bates comments.
How do so-called “bottleneckers” restrict competition and harm the public? Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice discusses his new book, Bottleneckers.
What does Donald Trump mean for the broad libertarian movement? And why shouldn’t we give credit to politicians when they do things we like? Anthony Comegna comments.
When President Trump this week suggested destroying the career of a state lawmaker in Texas, he put civil asset forfeiture in the spotlight like never before. Texas State Senator Konni Burton is that lawmaker. She wants civil forfeiture to end entirely.
The delegation of trade authorities to the executive may end up allowing Donald Trump to instigate mischief in the trade realm. Dan Ikenson discusses a possible trade war with China.
New agency guidelines for future financial regulation are spelled out in President Trump’s recent executive order. Thaya Brook Knight comments.
As a federal court considers the travel ban on people from several majority Muslim countries, how many people have been affected? The figures presented by the White House seem to be way off. Alex Nowrasteh comments.
Whoever pays for it, President Trump’s plans for a wall separating the U.S. from Mexico is fatally flawed on a number of fronts. Dan Griswold explains.
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David Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is an expert on visa reform, border security, and interior enforcement.
In every census since 1980, immigrants have been half as likely to be incarcerated as natives. This is especially true of those most likely to be here illegally — who are FIVE TIMES less likely to be incarcerated.
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Neil Gorsuch’s own writings raise at least one concern about how he would perform on the Supreme Court. Ilya Somin comments.
Why do key members of the Trump Administration believe the Iran nuclear deal is so weak? How would other signatories to the deal respond to a U.S. withdrawal? John Glaser comments.
Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, has much to recommend him to libertarians, according to Cato adjunct scholar Andrew Grossman.
Federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch is President Trump’s pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. What do we know about his judicial opinions and philosophy? Ilya Shapiro comments.
From where does the U.S. receive refugees and why does that matter? And why be optimistic about prospects for immigration reform? Tim Kane of the Hoover Institution comments.
Does the U.S. really need a military presence in dozens of countries around the globe? John Glaser comments.