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Many state pension funds are still in dire financial condition. The case for reform is stronger than ever. Lance Christensen with the Reason Foundation talks about how lawmakers can ask fund managers and actuaries the right questions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/--P1HGG1kyY" ...
Harsh sentencing laws that gives judges no discretion can effectively destroy whole families. Greg Newburn of Families Against Mandatory Minimums discusses a few recent cases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/tDGLUYXVYDQ" height="1" width="1" />
The Supreme Court spoke clearly on police searches of cellphones incident to arrest. Jim Harper discusses the twin cases that brought about the ruling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/ZU44JIX9MxE" height="1" width="1" />
Serious or not, the U.S. Senate leadership's attempt at curbing political speech would have dramatically reduced the range of political debate. Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics comments on the failed amendment to the Constitution.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/g0p_wwBTuDk" ...
McCutcheon v. FEC has been maligned and misunderstood. Nadine Strossen sets the record straight on an important First Amendment Supreme Court ruling.

13th Annual Constitution Day<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/rw9fIdLQ6wE" height="1" width="1" />
Cases moving through the courts threaten to undo various occupational licensing regimes. Timothy Sandefur comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/NmnGiuasY2I" height="1" width="1" />
Objections to liberalizing markets in air travel lack genuine merit, according to Kenneth J. Button in a new Cato policy analysis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/RnHJ1agd_x8" height="1" width="1" />
The current discussion about Iraq lacks coherence, according to Justin Logan.



"A New War Can’t Fix What Ails Iraq," by Justin Logan. USA Today (Online).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/-hLL3ym6vNQ" height="1" width="1" />
India's long habit of subsidizing industry is harming its prospects for trade and the fortunes of the Indian people. Dan Pearson comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/QHHkt5_I1NQ" height="1" width="1" />
Our patent system has become unweildy and in many cases counterproductive. The Mercatus Center's Eli Dourado comments.http://www.cato-unbound.org/2014/09/08/eli-dourado/true-story-how-patent-bar-captured-court-shrank-intellectual-commons<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/FpjvtiQ32d0" ...
Applying old-school utility regulation to the Internet would be a disaster according to Berin Szoka, President of TechFreedom. Tech Freedom's new site, Don't Break The Net.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/ETqcPSrCOJ0" height="1" width="1" />
The City of Brotherly Love can't get enough of its citizens' property and cash. The city is in a class by itself in the world of civil asset forfeiture, says Institute for Justice attorney Darpana Sheth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/U38zkm6Adrc" height="1" width="1" />
Scholarship tax credits for education face another legal challenge in Florida. Andrew Coulson talks about the policy and the constitutional argument.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/TCY9a3YE-DM" height="1" width="1" />
In Licensed to Lie, attorney Sidney Powell takes readers through a series of disturbing events, missteps, and cover-ups in our federal criminal justice system. According to Powell, the malfeasance stretches across all three branches of our government — from the White House to the U.S. Senate, to members ...
State-level legal challenges to K-12 educational freedom continue. Jason Bedrick offers his analysis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/XFRgzdH_ASM" height="1" width="1" />
In a lawsuit, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal accuses the federal government of turning the Common Core "into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum." Neal McCluskey comments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/6ccrkLrIkJE" height="1" width="1" />
A recent Reason-Rupe poll of millenials holds some promise for a more libertarian future. Emily Ekins discusses the results.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/Hrw3EpXShLQ" height="1" width="1" />
A challenge to New Hampshire's popular scholarship tax credit program for low-income families has been rejected by the state's highest court. Dick Komer of the Institute for Justice comments on the ruling.

Live Free and Learn: NH Supreme Court Upholds School Choice<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/IpoE5vyR7hs" ...
Ike Brannon argues that U.S. corporations investing abroad creates jobs back home. Our tax code punishes both foreign investment and bringing that income back to the U.S.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/7VA8H5u8lso" height="1" width="1" />
Nothing prevents President Obama from giving tens of thousands more highly skilled immigrants a more permanent status in the United States. Alex Nowrasteh explains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CatoDailyPodcast/~4/uKFjfB4I2do" height="1" width="1" />
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