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Gene Healy

Gene Healy
Gene Healy

Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the presidency, as well as federalism and overcriminalization. 

Gene Healy's Articles and Posts

The Endless War Creeps Into Syria Anything Peaceful
The Endless, Illegal War Creeps Into Syria

Breaking repeated promises (as with Iraq), President Obama sends ground troops into Syria.

Carter’s Iran Hostage Rescue: “The Worst Bad Idea” Anything Peaceful
Carter’s Iran Hostage Rescue Was “The Worst Bad Idea”

Carter’s biggest regret was not going through it, but the plan would have ended as the Bay of Pigs meets Black Hawk Down.  

Is Donald the Most Hawkish Candidate? Sadly, No. Anything Peaceful
Is Donald the Most Hawkish Candidate? Sadly, No.

Trump says he is the "most militaristic" candidate; the embarrassing thing is that this is a lie.  

Did War Hawks Learn Anything in Iraq? Anything Peaceful
Did War Hawks Learn Anything in Iraq?
Forget "what we know now" —  knowing what we knew then it was clear that invading Iraq was a catastrophic mistake.
Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything The Freeman
Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad The Freeman
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power The Freeman
The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power
Blurring the Civilian-Military Line The Freeman
Blurring the Civilian-Military Line
Public officials are coming to view militarization of law enforcement not as a last resort, but as a panacea to be used whenever public safety is threatened.
States' Rights Revisited The Freeman
States' Rights Revisited
Star-Spangled Men: America's Ten Worst Presidents by Nathan Miller The Freeman
Star-Spangled Men: America's Ten Worst Presidents by Nathan Miller

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