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    Synthetic Drugs

    The Cato Institute held a discussion on the rise of synthetic or “designer” drugs. The panelists focused on strategies to address consumer demand.

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    Online Medical Care

    Health care analysts talked about the emerging industry of online medical care, or “telemedicine.” The panelists focused on the regulatory barriers affecting interstate and…

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    Community Policing and Baltimore Protests

    Panelists talked about lessons learned from the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Topics included ways to improve community policing,…

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    South Africa Political and Economic Development

    Frans Cronje talked about political and economic development in South Africa since the country changed from apartheid to a majority-rule government system. Among the topics he…

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    Tax Reform

    Panelists talked about the challenges and implications of tax reform, broadening the tax base, and the various tax plans of 2016 presidential candidates. They also discussed the…

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    Book Discussion on A Republic No More

    Jay Cost talked about his book, A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption, in which he argues that America’s Founding Fathers feared that the…

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    Libertarian Policy Priorities and Congress

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address and the libertarian policy agenda. Topics included policy recommendations for such issues as tax reform,…

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    Book Discussion on The Moral Arc

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, in which he discusses how science has influenced the way we…

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    Book Discussion on Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

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    Book Discussion on Too Big to Jail

    Brandon Garrett talked about his book, Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, in which he questions why, when dealing with crimes committed by large corporations,…

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    Surveillance Oversight

    Panelists talked about the process and challenges of overseeing federal surveillance operations. Panelists included the general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)…

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    Limiting Surveillance

    Panelists gave their perspectives for curtailing government surveillance practices. Among the topics covered were FBI Director James Comey’s problems with advances in encryption…

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    Eric Schmidt on Surveillance and National Security

    Eric Schmidt was interviewed by Craig Timberg at a Cato Institute day-long forum on issues of national security, law enforcement, and civil liberties. He talked about a range of areas,…

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    Domestic Surveillance

    Panelists talked about the challenges of using surveillance during the course domestic law enforcement. Topics included mobile phone tracking and encryption, as well as gathering…

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    Representative Thomas Massie on Surveillance and National Security

    Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) delivered opening remarks at a Cato Institute day-long forum on issues of national security, law enforcement, and civil liberties. He talked about a…

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    Conversation with Edward Snowden

    Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden spoke by satellite with Julia Angwin and Julian Sanchez. . He reflected on the impact of the NSA disclosures and…

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    Free Speech

    First Amendment law experts talked about One, Inc. v. Olesen*, a landmark free speech case, and its long-standing effect on later obscenity rulings. Among the topics they discusses…

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    Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about the possible scenarios if the Supreme Court were to strike down the tax subsidies portion of the Affordable Care Act. “What Do the "Halbig” Cases Mean for…

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    Scott Pruitt on the Affordable Care Act

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt talked about Oklahoma’s lawsuit challenging the tax credits and subsidies in the federal-run health care exchanges, Halbig v. Burwell…

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    Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Panelists talked about court cases challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, principally in extending subsidies to federal health…

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