Rank #1: Trump White House Mulls Monitoring the Mentally Ill for Future Violence
The White House’s potential plan to use consumer tech to monitor those deemed mentally ill for potential violence already has some bipartisan support. The problem is that it won't work. Julian Sanchez comments.
Rank #2: San Francisco Deems NRA a Terrorist Group
Why take seriously San Francisco's declaration that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terror group? Walter Olson explains.
Rank #3: What Do Democrats Running for President Want from Criminal Justice Reform?
A few Democratic candidates running for President have flagged the police protection known as qualified immunity as worthy of reform. Clark Neily discusses the various criminal justice proposals offered by Democratic White House hopefuls.
Rank #4: Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump
Many young protestors on college campuses appear intent on achieving something new: Ending campus debate on controversial ideas. Robby Soave is author of Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.
Rank #5: The Conservative Sensibility
Rank #6: Taking Conservative Nationalism Seriously
The aims of national conservatism (or conservative nationalism) will differ based on who you ask, but it rejects a great deal of the conservatism of the last few decades, and libertarian thinking is among the ideologies in its crosshairs. Aaron Ross Powell and Stephanie Slade discuss why it should be taken seriously.
Rank #7: What Is Postal Banking?
Postal banking offered in financial reform legislation is a solution to a problem created by current interventions in the banking sector. So says Cato's Todd Zywicki.
Rank #8: Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism
Remember MySpace? What about Kodak? These companies seemed to be unstoppable monopolies. So what happened? Ryan Bourne is author of the new Cato paper, "Is This Time Different? Schumpeter, the Tech Giants, and Monopoly Fatalism."
Rank #9: Lofgren and Amash on Polarization, Civil Discourse, and Getting Things Done in Congress
As civil discourse falters in the United States, House Democrat Zoe Lofgren and House independent Justin Amash discuss the process of lawmaking with Cato's Jeff Vanderslice. This was recorded on Capitol Hill at the Cato Institute's #SphereSummit held this week.
Rank #10: The Growing Green Card Backlog
Rank #11: What Will Trigger An American Debt Crisis?
As the President and Congress push through another massive, debt-laden budget, deficits and debt continue to pile up. Chris Edwards discusses what might trigger an American debt crisis.
Rank #12: The New Chicago Way: Lessons from Other Big Cities
One of the ways Chicago is special is the way in which all power appears to flow out of the mayor's office. It causes massive and relatively intractable problems. It's not a problem of personalities, but of structure. Ed Bachrach and Austin Berg are authors of The New Chicago Way.
Rank #13: Challenging the Friends of Endless War
Ending or sharply curtailing U.S.-led wars across the globe has popular support. How should that energy translate to action? Stephen Wertheim is a cofounder of the new Quincy Institute.
Rank #14: Sen. Hawley's Bad Answer to Anti-Conservative Bias: License Speech Platforms
In an attempt to take on what he calls "censorship" on big speech platforms online, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) would prefer to effectively compel big tech firms to secure federal licenses to operate. John Samples comments.
Rank #15: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism
Rank #16: Justin Amash and the Downtrodden Anti-War Conservatives
Justin Amash's departure from the GOP means the continued fracturing of anti-war conservatives and libertarians. Jim Antle of The American Conservative comments.
Rank #17: A Troubling Military Pageant in Washington
The President's decision to flex military hardware at an Independence Day celebration is at odds with a commemoration of liberty. Chris Preble comments.
Rank #18: American-Style Nationalism Past and Present
Nationalism largely rejects individualism, and conservative nationalism is no different. Historian Anthony Comegna argues that "national purpose" is at best a misnomer.
Rank #19: Double Jeopardy Alive and Well after Gamble
The Supreme Court has given new life to a large exception to a Constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy. Ilya Shapiro and Clark Neily discuss the Gamble case.
Rank #20: Public Access and Free Speech at SCOTUS
In Manhattan Community Access Corporation v. Halleck, the Supreme Court affirms that private platforms are not state actors, and are therefore not subject to First Amendment constraints. Trevor Burrus comments.