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Cato expert: Conservatives betraying small-government values by opposing pot legalization

A drug policy expert at the Cato Institute challenged conservatives to take a principled limited-government stance on marijuana, arguing that the feds are only exacerbating the problems with regulations. “There are conservatives who take a big-government stance on this,” Tim Lynch, director of Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice, told Raw…

Conservative think tank: Romney health law ‘identical’ to Obama plan

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is taking fire from the prominent conservative think tank Cato Institute for criticizing President Barack Obama’s health care plan despite having enacted an “essentially identical” bill as governor of Massachusetts in 2006. “As President Obama himself has pointed out, Romney is the guy who created…

GOP congressmen: Everyone agrees Iraq war a ‘horrible mistake’

Two GOP congressmen say most Republicans on the Hill now believe the Iraq war was a mistake, and “more than half the Republican caucus” believes the way in which the US entered the Afghanistan war was also a mistake. Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA) made the comments…

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