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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

The Endless, Illegal War Creeps Into Syria

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

- November 03, 2015

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.  

- September 14, 2015

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.  

- September 03, 2015

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.

- June 04, 2015

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.

- February 01, 2003

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