Anyone’s Game: Sports-Betting Regulations after Murphy v. NCAA

Until very recently, sports betting was regulated — and banned in most states — by federal law. Last year, however, the Supreme Court ruled in Murphy v. NCAA the law was unconstitutional because it dictated what state law could and couldn’t be in this area. States now have the opportunity to make their own laws on sports betting for the first time in a quarter of a century, and Congress likewise is deciding if and how to regulate sports betting directly. In a new brief, Cato scholar Patrick Moran recommends that Congress employ federalism as a guiding principle when considering new legislation.

A World Imagined: Nostalgia and Liberal Order

According to a view popular in Washington, D.C., and other capitals around the world, the United States used its power and idealism for more than 70 years to create a security and economic order that transformed the world. Today, defenders of that order fear that President Trump and a set of regressive forces are laying waste to it. However, a new paper from international security and strategy professor Patrick Porter argues that the dream of a unitary, integrated global system organized around liberalism is ahistorical, and the false nostalgia surrounding that dream is making it harder to consider measures that are needed to adapt to change.

The 5 Types of Trump Voter: How a Fractured Coalition Can Lead to Broken Promises

President Trump has not had the greatest success in pushing his policy agenda. One reason may be that the coalition that pushed him into office is too fractured to be effective. Cato Research Fellow Emily Ekins explores the different kinds of Trump voters, what they want, and how their differences will affect public policy.

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Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses, have given rise to a growing libertarian movement in our country – with a greater focus on individual liberty and less government power. David Boaz’s The Libertarian Mind is a comprehensive guide to the history, philosophy, and growth of the libertarian movement, with incisive analyses of today’s most pressing issues and policies. The Libertarian Mind is the ultimate resource for the current, burgeoning libertarian movement.

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