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. He is the author of False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency and The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. Healy holds a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

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  • December 1999

    Free Hawaii!

    3 min

    Free Hawaii! One particularly annoying aspect of "Third Wav" politics is its proponents' penchant for symbolic, feel-your-pain apologies.

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  • October 1998

    Violence in Cape Town

    1 ¾ min

    The parents of Amy Biehl, the 26-year-old Fulbright Scholar who was hacked to death by black militants in South Africa in 1993, are perfect examples of liberals as defined by Thomas Fleming: people who would refuse to take their own side in an argument.

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