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Industrial Policy Fans Hit with Harsh Political Realities
Fans of government intervention into the economy in the pursuit of largely agreeable social goods are running into the realities of lawmaking. Scott Lincicome offers some comfort.
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A Glimpse at a Trump Foreign Policy Agenda for 202509:59Donald Trump might prefer to leave Congress out of the loop on decisions about which nations or actors receive U.S. weapons. A new Heritage Foundation report also leans toward giving POTUS fewer checks on foreign policy moves. Jordan Cohen comments.
The Supreme Court's Opportunity to Restore Unsung Rights10:42The Supreme Court long ago erred in gutting a key provision of the 14th Amendment. Anastasia Boden says a case the court could take up this term gives them an opportunity to repair that mistake.
How Putin and Kim Meeting Changes the War in Ukraine08:40Seeking fresh weaponry for his war in Ukraine, Russia's Vladimir Putin met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un recently. Eric Gomez discusses the geopolitical considerations.
Saudi Arabia: Pariah or Partner?10:37What does the United States get in terms of security enhancement given its informal, but pricey financial commitment to Saudi Arabia? President Biden is advancing a plan that would formalize security guarantees to Saudi Arabia. Cato's Jon Hoffman comments. Pariah or Partner: Reevaluating the U.S.-Saudi Relationship
Does School Choice Raise the Price of Private Education?13:42School choice is on the march so it's reasonable to ask if the shift toward relatively more students receiving private school educations will raise prices at those schools? Cato adjunct Jason Bedrick comments.
Guns, Drugs, Hunter Biden, and the Selectively Long Arm of the Law10:37The President's son, Hunter Biden, now faces charges related to his drug use and gun ownership. It illustrates, as Clark Neily details, the enormous discretion wielded by prosecutors.
The Tremendous Upside of Humanitarian Sponsorship for Escapees of Authoritarianism18:52"Parole sponsorship" allows individuals in the U.S. to sponsor people fleeing unstable or authoritarian regimes. The Biden administration has reinvigorated the program for people from a handful of countries. David Bier says it delivers great benefits.
Why Do Rights-Violating University Officials Get Qualified Immunity?12:15What happens when public university officials violate your free speech rights? Often the get qualified immunity, thus shielding them from consequences of those actions. Casey Mattox with Americans for Prosperity comments.
Joe Overton, Policy Change, and the 'Overton Window‘13:53Policy change can be a long slog. The now-famous "Overton Window" gives us a way of thinking about how change happens. Joe Lehmann of the Mackinac Center discusses how the late Joe Overton thought about policy change.