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The right to a trial by jury is guaranteed by the Constitution, the constitutions of all 50 states, and the Sixth Amendment—including the right to a speedy trial. #CatoSCOTUS brief in United States v. Olsen: bit.ly/37hWOwi #CatoCJ
As part of #TeacherAppreciationWeek, the #Sphere team would like to share our lesson plans with all the teachers out there. This one is for the middle school teachers who want to bring #CivilDiscourse to the classroom. LESSON: buff.ly/3LPs6K9 #sschat #K12 #socialstudies
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A simple first step toward decreasing the risks associated with the consumption of opioids is to ensure legal access to harm reduction treatments. bit.ly/3ybNK7t #CatoHealth #CatoDrugWar
Federal student lending has been essentially one big unintended consequence, from helping fuel skyrocketing college prices, to enabling credential inflation, to confusing servicers, borrowers, and the American public. bit.ly/3DVTYJa #CatoCEF
LIVE NOW—@CatoCEF’s @NealMcCluskey testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs at the hearing “Examining Student Loan Servicers and Their Impact on Workers.” bit.ly/38TQGe4 TESTIMONY: bit.ly/3ygQGzG #CatoCEF
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Texas’s law wants to treat social media companies as common carriers, but the law violates platforms’ First Amendment rights. bit.ly/3K4D2ll
Rising U.S. imports are shouldering some of the blame for the recent report that U.S. real GDP shrank by 1.4% in the first quarter–but this is highly misleading. bit.ly/3s0gqfD #CatoTrade #CatoEcon
By eliminating and updating antiquated laws that have discouraged currency competition, Congress would be welcoming a free, open, and fair financial market that would benefit the U.S. dollar. bit.ly/3vJfcI9 #CatoEcon
Questions as to the @SECGov's rulemaking authority cannot simply be dismissed as partisan sniping. bit.ly/3KckGix #CatoEcon
If every U.S. smoker switched to e-cigarettes, it would prevent between 1.6 and 6.6 million premature deaths. humanprogress.org/vaping-can-hel…
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Allowing Russians to resettle in the U.S. would undermine Putin’s rule, reduce his economic resources and deprive him of manpower needed to wage war. bit.ly/3qnoA10 #CatoImmigration #CatoFP
"The United States sees itself as the world’s leader. Yet America is in near crisis. The results have not been pretty." -- @Doug_Bandow #CatoFP bit.ly/3rvwSEp
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The Jones Act has made shipping goods by water less competitive with trucking and rail. bit.ly/38FBcKK #CatoTrade #EndTheJonesAct
There are a number of historical lessons for what a proper response to the war for Ukraine might look like. @PMatzko comments on the @CatoPodcastbit.ly/3saBBvx
When junk science is turned into law, innocent people become “guilty.” fal.cn/3okYO #CatoHealth
President Biden’s newest budget includes the continuation and expansion of multiple harmful housing policies that tend to artificially increase the cost of housing for millions of Americans. bit.ly/3DsFNLt #CatoEcon
Because menthol cigarettes are much more popular among Black and brown smokers than white smokers, banning menthol cigarettes runs counter to efforts to reduce health disparities. bit.ly/3OLS96L #CatoHealth
The @US_FDA is accepting comments for the next 60 days on its proposed ban of menthol cigarettes. I submitted this. @CatoHealth @KatMurti @gbentley1 @jacobsullum cato.org/public-comment… via @CatoInstitute
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The #Sphere Team has been working really hard in preparation for #SphereSummit. Here’s a throwback to last summer! #edchat #sschat #K12
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Giving educators the opportunity to win some amazing prizes is one way #Sphere would like to show appreciation during #TeacherAppreciationWeek. twitter.com/SphereEdIn/sta…
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"The fundamental statement in Star Wars is that power is dangerous and that too much of the power can lead you to the dark side." -@HillSpiaire #MayThe4thBeWithYou #ThisIsTheWay #Mandalorian libertarianism.org/podcasts/pop-l…
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Celebrate #MayThe4th with some of of favorite #StarWars themed episodes! How does power corrupt in the Star Wars galaxy? #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay #PopNLockePod Find out, with special guests @ARossP and @HillSpiaire LISTEN 👉libertarianism.org/podcasts/pop-l…ew
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Neal McCluskey discusses the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness on ABC WJLA’s News on Your Side at 5pm cato.org/multimedia/med… via @CatoInstitute
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The tariffs on China imports are doing significantly more harm than good. . bit.ly/3s7nUNQ #CatoTrade
In a hearing before the House Committee on Financial Services, it became clear that more transparency surrounding FinCEN's effectiveness is sorely needed. bit.ly/3KzHkS3 #CatoEcon
“Iron law of prohibition:“ the harder the law enforcement, the harder the drug. @CatoHealth #CatoDrugWar twitter.com/CatoInstitute/…
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About half of the businesses in the U.S. are based in homes. Why do local governments actively work against them? @CatoEdwards explains on the @CatoPodcastbit.ly/377aY3j #CatoEcon
Congress can address “Big Data” concerns with reforms that protect Americans "from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government without hampering growth and innovation in America’s technology sector.” — @M_feeney TESTIMONY: bit.ly/3vH05Pq #CatoTechnology
Opioid regulations have decreased physicians’ willingness to prescribe opioids—causing them to undertreat pain. bit.ly/3ybNK7t #CatoHealth #CatoDrugWar
Criticism of the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906 seems to be gaining momentum. Here’s what Cato scholars have written about on the deleterious effects of this protectionist law… bit.ly/3LBwjB5 #CatoTrade #EndTheJonesAct
If you're interested in cryptocurrencies, monetary policy, fintech, financial regulation, and the like, then come work with the @CatoCMFA! recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Job…
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The United States does not have—and never has had—a private or market-based health insurance system. fal.cn/3oiHR #CatoHandbook LEARN MORE: fal.cn/3oiHS #CatoHealth
The most common arguments against immigration are all wrong. bit.ly/2jnpvvb #CatoImmigration
If Musk wants to liberalize Twitter’s platform‐​wide rules or make fewer decisions about politicized topics like misinformation without shedding users or advertisers, he will have to give users more control over their own experiences. bit.ly/3y7yUhY #CatoTechnology
Latest guest is retired CIA officer Paul Pillar. He discusses tensions between the IC & policymakers, concerns over domestic abuses of CIA & NSA, Gitmo, AUMF, Russia's war in Ukraine, diplomacy with Iran, & how hyper-partisanship undermines nat-sec policy. cato.org/multimedia/pow…
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Families have a variety of preferences and needs when it comes to early childhood education. @CatoCEF’s @ColleenHroncich explains why a universal preschool program would be harmful policy… fal.cn/3oiqH #CatoCEF
. @Will_Duffield explains why Russian propaganda to sell the war in Ukraine has succeeded in Russia but failed abroad on @CatoPodcast with @cobrown #CatoFP #CatoTechnology bit.ly/3MvOJDb
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BRAND NEW: On today's new #PowerProblems with @jwcglaser, @Georgetown senior fellow and retired CIA officer Paul Pillar discusses tensions between the intelligence community and policymakers, the Biden administration's diplomacy with Iran, and more #CatoFP bit.ly/3OT8yGF
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Iowa is considering becoming the twenty‐​fifth state to enact a law forcing private property owners to allow guns on their premises even if they don't want them there—a clear violation of property rights. bit.ly/3FaQqU1 #CatoSCOTUS #Cato2A
The @CatoInstitute has filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to perpetual gag orders in SEC settlements, arguing that the practice runs contrary to founding principles and violates the First Amendment. #CatoSCOTUS brief: bit.ly/3rWPddI
There are many benefits of competitive speech and debate. Fortunately, there’s a way for those families to get some of the benefits of debate without leaving the comfort of home. bit.ly/3y8gv4U #CatoCEF
Instead of chasing shortages with short‐​term solutions, welcoming the private sector to supply its own coins could be the answer. bit.ly/3vyuDmp #CatoEcon
Glacial alarmism can seriously distort policies and can exacerbate tensions and the risk of military conflict between countries in a region that has major ongoing disputes over the sharing of river waters. bit.ly/3stxdIr
Although occasionally dramatic, cyberattacks have turned out to be a comparatively minor and manageable threat. bit.ly/3NctSpI #CatoFP
Hundreds of years before modern economics, Ibn Khaldun already saw the relationship between taxation, economic growth, and incentives. libertarianism.org/podcasts/portr…
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It's well known that North Americans work more days than some of our European counterparts. However, in the developed world as a whole, vacation days are increasing. Explore the data: humanprogress.org/dataset/vacati…
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This episode of @FreeThoughtsPod from @CatoInstitute is a really fun conversation with @neilmrichards, who has thought very deeply about the meaning of privacy. libertarianism.org/podcasts/free-…
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Colleen Hronich, Amber Brown, Bernita Bradley, and Eric Wearne on the status of homeschooling cato.org/multimedia/cat… via @CatoInstitute
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