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Commentary

America’s Leadership Crisis—and Its Economic Implications

By John A. Allison. Forbes. November 20, 2014.

What the Inequality Warriors Really Want

By John H. Cochrane. The Wall Street Journal. November 20, 2014.

The Stupidity of the American Voter

By Jim Harper. Orange County Register. November 14, 2014.

Cato Studies

Obamacare: What We Know Now

By Michael D. Tanner. Policy Analysis No. 745. January 27, 2014.

Grading the Government’s Data Publication Practices

By Jim Harper. Policy Analysis No. 711. November 5, 2012.

Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan

By Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren. Working Paper No. 10. October 11, 2012.

Articles

Congressional Abdication and the Cult of the Presidency

Gene Healy. White House Studies. Vol. 10. No. 2. 2010.

Public Filings

The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws

By Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz. Testimony. December 13, 2013.

Congressional Term Limits

By Edward H. Crane. Testimony. January 25, 1995.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Forecast Bias of Government Agencies

Robert Krol. Cato Journal. Winter 2014.

The Power of Principled Leadership

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ). Cato's Letter. Summer 2012.

Campaign 2008 and The Cult of the Presidency

Gene Healy. Cato's Letter. Fall 2008.

Events

Election 2014: The State of Libertarian Ideas and Prospects for the Next Congress - A Special Online Event

Featuring David Boaz and John Samples. November 5, 2014. Special Event.

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department

Featuring Hans von Spakovsky, J. Christian Adams and Trevor Burrus. June 12, 2014. Book Forum.

Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

Featuring Roger Pilon. June 5, 2014. Book Forum.