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CATO’s Walter Olson speaks on marriage equality tonight

 Meeting Tonight

  
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm (social time 30 minutes before and after)
The Camden Roosevelt at 2101 16thStreet, NW, Washington, DC 20009
On the heels of the Supreme Court wrapping up two days of oral arguments on two of the biggest LBGT cases of our time, please join the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans as we host Cato Institute Senior Fellow Walter Olson and LBGT advocate Fred Karger for an evening to discuss the basic facts underlying these historic cases and the potential implications the decisions will have for the LBGT community and the Republican Party.
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Walter Olsonis a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Olson was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and has been a columnist for Great Britain’sTimes Onlineas well asReason.
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Fred Kargeris a political consultant, gay rights activist and watchdog, and former candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 US Presidential election. 

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The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents | Cato Institute: Book Forum

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents | Cato Institute: Book Forum

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents
(St. Martin’s Press, 2012)

BOOK FORUM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Noon (Luncheon to Follow)
Featuring the author Linda Killian, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; with comments by David Kirby, Vice President of Development, FreedomWorks; moderated by John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.
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Many Americans identify themselves as political independents who vote on the basis of issues and candidates, rather than party affiliation. Linda Killian argues that these independent and swing voters are “the centrist voters who decide elections and represent more voters than those at the conservative and liberal ends of the spectrum.” In 2010, self-identified independents swung sharply against the Obama administration and handed the House of Representatives to the Republicans. Nonetheless, given our polarized politics, it is no surprise that these independents, who are “fiscally conservative and socially tolerant,” as David Kirby also noted in his papers on “the libertarian vote,” might feel overlooked and ignored. How will independents affect the 2012 election? Please join us for an uncommon look at the American electorate.

The Market for Law

The Market for Law

POLICY FORUM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Noon (Luncheon to Follow)
Featuring David Friedman, Author, Law’s Order and The Machinery of Freedom; moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.
Mount Vernon Place, Undercroft Auditorium, 900 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
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Is there a market for good law? Without the state providing law, could it be offered by multiple, private, and competing agencies? David Friedman, professor of law at Santa Clara University, explored this idea in his classic 1973 book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism. But in the years since, he’s revised and strengthened some of his theories. In this talk, Friedman will offer these new ideas from the last 30 years of thinking about the market for law.
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Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

BOOK FORUM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
11:30 AM (Luncheon to Follow)
Featuring the author Tim Groseclose, Department of Political Science, UCLA; with comments by Alex Mooney, Executive Director, The National Journalism Center; moderated by John Samples, Cato Institute.
Mount Vernon Place, Undercroft Auditorium, 900 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
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Many people believe that the mainstream media favors liberal points of view. Studies of media bias, however, have found mixed results. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, has spent years constructing precise, quantitative measures of the slants of media outlets. Utilizing these tools, he finds that all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias and that while some supposedly conservative outlets lean right, their conservative bias is less than the liberal bias of most mainstream outlets. Equally important, Groseclose shows that the general leftward bias of the media affects the political views of Americans. Media bias matters in shaping elections and policymaking. Please join us to hear Professor Groseclose discuss his new book, a work that could not be more important as we enter a presidential election year.

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