March 11, 2016 Print

Now that U.S. President Barack Obama is in his final year in office, he has the opportunity to use his executive power to make some positive changes — if he chooses. The Cato Institute recently began a video series, titled “What the President Should Do,” explaining a few important things Obama can accomplish to make the United States “a freer and happier place.” Topics to date include reforming civil asset forfeiture, declassifying marijuana at the federal level, reinstating rigorous due process for surveillance, pardoning nonviolent prisoners, and more.

The videos are embedded below, and can also be found in the video section of the Cato Institute’s website.


What the President Should Do: Civil Asset Forfeiture


What the President Should Do: U.S. Support in Yemen


What the President Should Do: Declassify Marijuana


What the President Should Do: Government Surveillance


What the President Should Do: Transparent Government


What the President Should Do: Federal Pardons


What the President Should Do: Employment-Based Green Cards