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Watch–Doug Bandow: America Spent $6 Trillion on War on Terror

Cato Institute foreign policy scholar Doug Bandow said on Wednesday that America has spent more than $5.9 trillion on the war on terror and suggested that America’s foreign policy is “the ultimate big government program.”

senior fellow at the Cato Institute Doug Bandow testifies during a joint hearing before the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee and Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee July 15, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittees held the hearing on 'The Rise …

Koch-Founded Cato Supports Kethledge to Replace Kennedy

Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the CATO Institute, expressed support for the Trump administration’s possible nomination of Raymond Kethledge to Supreme Court justiceship following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s coming retirement.


CATO: Illegal Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes than Ones Who Came Legally

A report by the Cato Institute released on February 26 reveals that illegal immigrants are much more likely to commit violent crimes than immigrants who follow the law to get here. Cato primarily provides written analysis on the portion of the report showing illegal immigrants less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.

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Steve Bannon: Remake Republican Party Into ‘A Worker’s Party’

He described the much hailed “autopsy” of the 2012 election as “bunk” and said that if Republicans wanted the votes of working-class minorities, they should focus on protecting their jobs and industries that were essential parts of their communities.

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Rep. Thomas Massie Endorses Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie is endorsing former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is running against appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff for the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Illegal Immigration Tax Burdens Would Cover Border Wall Costs, Expert Says

Immigration experts and those on the left and the right agree that illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. One expert reports that if border walls stopped a small fraction of those expected to illegally cross in the next 10 years, the savings would cover the price of construction.


Texas Cotton Producers Receive New Relief Amid Chinese Oversupply

A new relief program is set to distribute $300 million in “cost-share assistance payments” in the coming months as producers face the ginning season amid a global supply glut. Texas is expected to receive a substantial percentage of the funds due to its leading role in the market.

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Why Is the Cato Institute Getting into Bed with the Hard Left to Smear US History, Keep Our Borders Open, and Diminish American Power?

The libertarian Cato Institute gets right down to it, in a New York Post op-ed titled, “Woodrow Wilson’s racism isn’t the only reason for Princeton to shun his name.” Yes, Cato went there. The libertarian outfit, which mostly seeks to identify with Republicans and conservatives on tax and spending issues, actually threw in with left-wing radical #BlackLivesMatter-type protesters on another important matter—defending the traditional understanding of US history. But as we shall see, the traditional understanding of US history means nothing to Cato.

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Common Core Support Plummets…Again

The annual Education Next poll on school reform has been released, and the results are not good for the Common Core initiative, which seems to abide by the philosophy that the more Americans know about it, the more they do not like it.

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Why Homeschoolers Don’t Want School Vouchers

The sobering reality that further entanglement with the Common Core standards and tests could come along with school vouchers is underscored by the fact that Common Core champions Bill Gates, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Jeb Bush are all major supporters as well of school voucher programs and charter schools.

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School Choice: Whose ‘Choice’ Is It Anyway?

Economist and author Thomas Sowell has a way of very succinctly articulating profound truths. The Cato Institute tweeted one such nugget as the country celebrates National School Choice Week

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