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    Internet Privacy and National Security Agency Surveillance

    Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) and other digital privacy advocates talked about federal privacy laws. Representative Poe co-sponsored legislation that would reform the Electronic…

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    Book Discussion on Why Government Fails So Often

    Peter Schuck talked about his book, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better, in which he argues that government is often ineffective due to structural flaws that plague both…

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    Book Discussion on The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

    Financial Times columnist Tim Harford talked about his book, The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy, in which he explains macroeconomics and discusses how it…

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    Recess Appointments Debate

    Law professors debated the constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in…

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    Nuclear Weapons Policy

    Panelist talked about the continuing influence of Soviet Union-era practices on U.S. nuclear weapons policies, and the need for new approaches. The two panelists had recently authored…

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    Book Discussion on Unprecedented

    Josh Blackman talked about his book, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, in which he looks at the legal challenge to Affordable Care Act that ended with the Supreme…

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    Rising Cost of Social Security Disability

    Panelists talked about the number of Americans claiming Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and the programs' financial solvency. In their…

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    Book Discussion on Money, Gold, and History

    Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Money, Gold, and History, in which he calls for a return to the gold standard, which he argues will help improve our economy. He spoke at the Cato…

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    Book Discussion on Rise of the Warrior Cop

    Radley Balko talked about his book, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, in which he chronicles the militarization of the police in the United…

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    Immigration Policy

    Economists talked about immigration reform and the affect low-skilled and high-skilled immigrant workers have on wages, job growth and productivity in the United States. They responded…

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    Book Discussion on Global Crossings

    Alvaro Vargas Llosa talked about his book, Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America, in which he compares migration trends over the past decades and explores the reasons…

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    Book Discussion on The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome

    Kevin Williamson talked about his book, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure, in which he argues that the…

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    Defense Department Restructuring

    Think tank representatives from across the political spectrum talked about defense spending and the competing plans from the president and Congress to cut spending while maintaining…

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    Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

    Three scholars talked about the lessons that could be learned from the war in Afghanistan. They examined what went wrong and how to avoid those mistakes in the future. Topics…

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    Government Surveillance of Air Travelers

    Panelists talked about their opposition to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) air passenger security measures. They focused primarily on body scanning machines and enhanced…

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    Oversight of Federal Boards and Commissions

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s key financial initiatives such as Dodd-Frank banking regulations and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He responded…

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    Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases

    Legal scholars and same-sex marriage advocates talked about Supreme Court oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Hollingsworth v. Perry concerned California’s Proposition…

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    European Union Debt Crisis

    Former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus and Uri Dadush talked about economic questions facing the European Union. Former President Klaus outlined steps taken by the European Union…

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    Citizens United Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on recent elections. They also responded to questions…

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    Campaign Finance and Citizens United Decision

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision and its impact on elections and politics. Former…

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