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Real-life Darth Vader/ Emperor Palpatine duo now in charge of U.S. energy policy

The L.A. Times gang-wrote a terrifying feature on the Koch brothers detailing just how deeply into the House Energy and Commerce Committee the tentacles of Americans For Prosperity — the political wing of the mythical ‘Kochtopus‘ — have reached. As a result, this committee is now full of representatives who are determined to block any EPA action that would curtail the emissions of greenhouse gasses, something that Koch Industries does in spades.

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If you spend all your time complaining about welfare programs while ignoring subsidizing of companies that exploit tax loopholes, you might be an a--hole. Most people on food stamps need them. It is temporary, it is their last resort, and it is their lifeline until they get back on their feet. They don't WANT to be on food stamps. It is humiliating. Stop punishing hard working people.

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Cato Institute | Individual Liberty, Free Markets, and Peace

Ending the Tax Breaks for Real Estate - Cato Institute (blog)

“Americans Want Less Military Intervention Not More” - http://www.richardcyoung.com/politics/election-2016/americans-want-less-military-intervention-not/ - Clinton makes a victory lap in Libya as the country heads into years of civil war. My friend Cato Institute’s Chris Preble brings realism and restraint to America’s foreign policy discussion. Several recent reports suggest that the foreign policy establishment here in DC is looking forward to Bar...

The American Welfare State: How We Spend Nearly 1 Trillion a Year Fighting Poverty--And Fail

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New Cato Institute Study Shows How Private Gun Ownership Reduces Crime, Saves Lives: Even During Putative President Obama's Illegal Executive Orders.

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"If someone chooses the inaction of non-vaccination based upon the belief-right or wrong-that the vaccination is harmful or even life threatening, then coercive vaccination in this context is clearly a case of aggression. For it to be otherwise requires certainty that those beliefs are wrong. And certainty in this case is not possible. How can you be sure, for example, that a child won’t have an adverse or even fatal reaction to a vaccine?"

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from Washingtonian

The Battle for the Cato Institute

The Battle for the Cato Institute ~ Charles Koch and Ed Crane were once allies in the libertarian movement. Now the former friends are facing off in a fight for control of Cato, the think tank they founded together 35 years ago.

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