Cato Daily Podcast

The Cato Daily Podcast allows Cato Institute scholars and other commenters to discuss relevant news and libertarian thought in a conversational, informal manner. Hosted by Caleb O. Brown.

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Cops, Reporters, and “the Exonerative Tense”

Reporters who want to clearly detail the level of police professionalism to the public must first contend with the linguistic flourishes present in police reports. Radley Balko of The Washington Post calls it “the exonerative tense.”

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High Court Rejects Qualified Immunity Challenges

The Supreme Court has swept away all current challenges to qualified immunity, effectively keeping the doctrine’s attendant problems alive for the time being. Cato’s Jay Schweikert calls the decision a “dereliction of duty.” He and Cato’s Clark Neily comment on what can and should come next.

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COVID-19 Takes State Pensions for a Ride

State pensions typically rely on stock market returns to fund the benefits to retirees, and fall back on taxpayers when stocks are down. What about when taxpayers are also down, in a sense, because of a viral pandemic? AEI’s Andrew Biggs comments.

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American Society of Journalists and Authors v. Becerra

The punishment dealt by the coronavirus was bad enough, but many journalists and other creators have been doubly sandbagged by a California law that limits their ability to work on a freelance basis. The Cato Institute has filed a brief in the case of American Society of Journalists and Authors v. Becerra. Trevor Burrus, one of the author’s of Cato’s brief, describes what’s at issue.