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2019_DC_Art_MessengerO_19041178Cato Institute -- Opening Reception: Freedom: Art as the Messenger
Freedom: Art as the Messenger - Opening Reception
Freedom means something different to every person, yet its value is a common bond between Americans. In these polarized times, Freedom: Art as the Messenger aims to provide a unifying platform of civility and creativity. Artists from across the country...
2014_DC_Cato_Surveil_141212147Cato Institute -- "2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference"
The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference
Never in human history have people been more connected than they are today — nor have they been more thoroughly monitored. Over the past year, the disclosures spurred by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have drawn public attention...
2007_DC_CatALA_07062435Cato Institute -- "ALA Reception" (w/PJ O'Rourke, David Boaz, Michael Tanner, Brink Lindsey, and Jim Harper)
This book event was tied into the ALA conference. It was a nice evening of free food, spirits, and books. Speakers were:
* P.J. O'Rourke ("On The Wealth of Nations"),
* David Boaz ("Libertarianism: A Primer"),
* Michael D. Tanner ("Leviathan on the Right: How Big Government Conservatism Brought...
2016_DC_Blood_Oil_16011348Cato Institute -- "Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World" (w/Leif Wenar)
Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World:
The benefits from international trade have been huge. However, because of a deep flaw in global markets for natural resources like oil, consumers are forced to enrich repressive governments and armed groups overseas when paying at the...
2012_DC_Cato_Clash_12051128Cato Institute -- "Clash of Economic Ideas" (w/Lawrence White, Sylvia Nasar, and James Dorn)
The Clash of Economic Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
The last 100 years have seen dramatic experiments in economic policy, from the Bolshevik Revolution to the World Trade Organization. All the while government's role in the economy has steadily grown. The recent global housing bubble and its...
2018_DC_Coercive_18101834Cato Institute -- "Coercive Plea Bargaining" (w/Clark Neily, Somil Trivedi, Bonnie Hoffman, and Scott Hechinger)
Coercive Plea Bargaining
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has observed that “criminal justice today is for the most part a system of pleas, not a system of trials.”
Although nowhere mentioned in the text of the Constitution, plea bargaining has become the default mechanism for resolving criminal...
2006_DC_CatCG_06080114Cato Institute -- "Comprehensive Immigration Reform for a Growing Economy" (w/Carlos Gutierrez)
Comprehensive Immigration Reform for a Growing Economy: Policy Forum: Featuring The Hon. Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce.

In January 2004, President Bush called upon Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that would secure our borders, meet our economic needs, and uphold our best...
2015_DC_Deceit_15120828Cato Institute -- "Deceit on the Road to War" (w/John Schuessler, etc)
Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy
Liberal democracy improves foreign policy. That, at least, is the view of most political scientists and the idea behind the U.S. Constitution’s assignment of war powers to both executive and legislative branches. The need for...
2006_DC_CatNE_06090722Cato Institute -- "Design for a New Europe" (w/John Gillingham and John Bruton)
"Design for a New Europe" (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
The European Union appears to be in trouble. The rise of economic nationalism among member states has thrown the Lisbon Agenda’s goal of European economic revival into disarray, and Europe’s trade protectionism has contributed to the...
2006_DC_CatEI_06101912Cato Institute -- "End of Iraq" (w/Peter Galbraith and Marina Ottaway)
The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
Author Peter W. Galbraith offers a stinging criticism of the Bush administration’s abortive nation-building policies in Iraq. Galbraith argues that it would have been nearly impossible to ever develop Iraq...
2007_DC_CatKLA_07030918Cato Institute -- "Facing a Challenge" (w/Václav Klaus)
Facing a Challenge of the Current Era: Environmentalism: Featuring Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic.
President Václav Klaus of the Czech Republic, one of the leading market reformers of the post socialist era, will be speaking at the Cato Institute about contemporary environmental issues...
2006_DC_CatFA_06101813Cato Institute -- "Foreign Aid and the Weakening of Democratic Accountability in Uganda" (w/Andrew Mwenda)
Foreign Aid and the Weakening of Democratic Accountability in Uganda
The international aid lobby claims that increased foreign aid will help to solve Africa’s problems. But, as the case of Uganda shows, foreign aid can exacerbate those problems. Foreign aid, Andrew Mwenda writes in a recent Cato study,...
2007_DC_CATFF_07042622Cato Institute -- "Freeing the Farm" (w/Clayton Yeutter and David Orden)
Freeing the Farm: A Farm Bill for All Americans: Policy Forum.
The 2007 farm bill will be written at a crucial time. Budgetary pressures, the foundering Doha Round of trade negotiations, and record-high prices for many commodities all point to the need for serious reform of U.S. agricultural policy....
2006_DC_CatNeg_06092016Cato Institute -- "In Defense of Negativity" (w/John Geer and Jeremy Mayer)
In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns"
Americans think negative campaign ads undermine elections and even democratic government itself. But John G. Geer argues that when political candidates attack each other, raising doubts about each other’s views and qualifications,...
2007_DC_CATIPS_0705109Cato Institute -- "Invasion of the Party Snatchers" (w/Vic Gold)
"Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP"), Featuring the author Victor Gold.

Vic Gold was deputy press secretary for Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign, which launched the conservative revolution in the Republican Party. He went on to...
2018_DC_ORourke_18090626Cato Institute -- "None of My Business" (w/P.J. O'Rourke)
None of My Business: P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You
P. J. O’Rourke, America’s leading political satirist and Cato H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, has been dubbed “the funniest writer in America” by the Wall Street Journal. In...
2007_DC_CATPJO_07010924Cato Institute -- "On the Wealth of Nations" (w/P.J. O'Rourke)
P.J. O’Rourke will give a modern-day spin on The Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith’s revolutionary theories on liberty: pursuit of self-interest, division of labor, and freedom of trade. Employing Smith’s insights, P. J. will tackle such present day topics as outsourcing, blogs, central banks, and...
2019_DC_Open_Borders_191104101Cato Institute -- "Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration" (w/Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith)
Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration
Featuring the authors Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University; blogger, EconLog; and Zach Weinersmith, Illustrator, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic strip; New York Times bestselling author, with comments by Tim Kane, JP...
2006_DC_CatBlo_06121326Cato Institute -- "Overblown: How Politicians etc Inflate National Security Threats" (w/John Mueller and James Gilmore III)
Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them
* John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Ohio State University;
* James S. Gilmore, III, Former Governor of Virginia and Chair of the Advisory Panel...
2006_DC_CatAgr_06083122Cato Institute -- "Prospects for Reform of U.S. Agricultural Policy" (w/Mike Johanns, Cal Dooley, and Robert Thompson)
Prospects for Reform of U.S. Agricultural Policy –With or without Doha
In the next six to nine months, a new farm bill will be written in the United States. The World Trade Organization's Doha Development Agenda negotiations were an oft-cited reason for reforming U.S. agricultural policy. Now that...
2019_DC_Scientocracy_19121739Cato Institute -- "Scientocracy" (w/Patrick J. Michaels, Terence Kealey, Holden Thorp)
Scientocracy: The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy
Science has long been the key to objective knowledge. Some of that knowledge, such as information about nutrition, climate change, hydrology, geology, and ecology, influences our daily decisions. Science also informs governments that...
2017_DC_Transit_17102535Cato Institute -- "The Future of Public Transit"
The Future of Public Transit
The nation’s public transit industry faces some of its greatest challenges: ridership has been declining; infrastructure is deteriorating; rivals such as Uber and Lyft are taking transit customers. Does transit have a future? Yes, says Art Guzzetti: transit is a vital part...
2014_DC_Tyranny_14111348Cato Institute -- "The Tyranny of Silence" (w/Flemming Rose and Jonathan Rauch)
The Tyranny of Silence (Cato Institute Press, 2014)
Journalists face constant intimidation. Whether it takes the extreme form of beheadings, death threats, government censorship or simply political correctness—it casts a shadow over their ability to tell a story.
No one knows this better than Flemming...
2019_DC_3Languages_19092327Cato Institute -- "Three Languages of Politics" (w/Arnold Kling)
The Three Languages of Politics
When it was first released in 2013, Arnold Kling’s The Three Languages of Politics was a prescient exploration of political communication, detailing the “three tribal coalitions” that make up America’s political landscape. Progressives, conservatives, and libertarians,...
2007_DC_CATTPA_07061811Cato Institute -- "Trade Promotion Authority, RIP?" (w/Dooley, Cal)
Capitol Hill Briefing.
Every U.S. president since 1974 has been granted authority by Congress to negotiate agreements with other nations to expand trade. At the end of June, the Bush administration¦s ability to negotiate such agreements and submit them to Congress for an up-or-down vote, known as Trade...
2018_DC_Trump_DoctrineBS_18013021Cato Institute -- "Trump Doctrine at One Year" -- Breakout Session: The Greater Middle East and the War on Terror
The Trump Doctrine at One Year
A year into President Trump’s term, what can we say about the Trump Doctrine? As a candidate, Trump promised dramatic changes for American foreign policy. As president, many would agree he has delivered on that promise. In just one year, Trump withdrew from the...
2018_DC_Trump_DoctrineGS_18013048Cato Institute -- "Trump Doctrine at One Year" -- General Session
The Trump Doctrine at One Year
A year into President Trump’s term, what can we say about the Trump Doctrine? As a candidate, Trump promised dramatic changes for American foreign policy. As president, many would agree he has delivered on that promise. In just one year, Trump withdrew from the...
2019_DC_2Roads_19042443Cato Institute -- "Two Roads to War: How (and Why) America and Britain Decided to Invade Iraq" (w/Patrick Porter, Michael Mazarr, etc)
Two Roads to War: How (and Why) America and Britain Decided to Invade Iraq
The disastrous choice to use force to remove Saddam Hussein from power did enormous damage to the wealth, well-being, and reputations of the United States and Great Britain. To this day, the hangover of the Iraq war looms large...
2006_DC_CatMCI_06110214Cato Institute -- "U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency" (w/Jeffrey Record, Thomas Ricks, and Conrad Crane)
The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency: What We Have Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan
America’s conventional military supremacy has failed to deliver decisive results against irregular forces employing unconventional military tactics. The U.S. military learned some useful counterinsurgency lessons in...
2006_DC_CatWOT_06090826Cato Institute -- "War on Terrorism Five Years after 9/11" (w/Robert Pape, Rand Beers, Andrew Kohut, Flynt Leverett, and Dana Priest)
The Cato Institute had a Policy Forum on "The War on Terrorism Five Years after 9/11".
The horrific events of September 11, 2001, dramatically demonstrated the threat posed by suicide terrorism. With the precipitous rise of suicide attacks against democracies, particularly in the five years since...
2016_DC_Tea_Party_16031027Cato Institute -- "Whatever Happened to the Tea Party?"
#CatoConnects: Whatever Happened to the Tea Party?
Libertarians and conservatives held high hopes for a return to limited, constitutional government and fiscal responsibility with the arrival of the Tea Party movement in 2008 and 2009. Today, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are making credible runs for...
2017_DC_Free_Speech_17020330Cato Institute -- "Will President Trump Threaten Free Speech?" (w/Flemming Rose, Robert Corn_Revere, and Francis H. Buckley)
Will President Trump Threaten Free Speech?
During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump promised to “open up” libel laws to make it easier to sue news organizations. He also criticized political donors for fostering corruption and misrule. Later, as president-elect, Trump criticized First...

What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2021_10_30A1_Rocky_Horror360AFI -- "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (w/Bloody Mayhem Theater Company Shadowcast)
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE + live shadowcast Special Features: Featuring live shadowcast by Bloody Mayhem Theater Company Recently engaged Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) stumble upon a castle in the middle of the night that is definitely not a hunting lodge for "r... (Partially reviewed)
2021_10_24A1_BCC21Baltimore Comic-Con (2021) -- Miscellanous (Sunday) (Partially reviewed)
2021_10_23A3_BCC_CosplayPS124Baltimore Comic-Con (2021) -- Cosplay Photoshoot (Partially reviewed)
2021_11_09A4_SSV8MD -- Silver Spring -- Views from ... (Partially reviewed)
2021_10_24A2_BCCA30Baltimore Comic-Con (2021) -- Artists (Sunday)
Artists shown here (in sequence): Joe Quesada, Joe Sutliff, Carolyn Belefski, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, David Pepose, Joe Staton. (Partially reviewed)

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