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Senior Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. on the Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Recorded: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on Larry Conners USA on KTRS radio, to talk about US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his impact on the Supreme Court and the US Constitution. A strict constitutionalist, Scalia rejected the idea that the Constitution is a living, breathing document. Watkins offers his unique perspective on Antonin Scalia and his legacy for America. Watkins also talks about the future of the court and how and when a replacement for Scalia might be chosen. He says Our Constitution is more in jeopardy than it has been for a long time.
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Issues: Constitutional Law
Repudiation in Antebellum MississippiAn Interview with Clifford F. Thies
Recorded: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Clifford F. Thies, author of The Independent Review article Repudiation in Antebellum Mississippi, is interviewed on National Public Radios All Things Considered about the state of Mississippi defaulting on its loans in the 1840s. Other states defaulted on loans during this period, but most reconciled with debtors, but not Mississippi. Mississippi repudiated its debts, refusing to pay them.
Experts: Clifford F. Thies
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S)
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Senior Vice President Mary Theroux is interviewed on radio station KOGO in San Diego to talk about the latest on California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. She discusses the underlying reasons why children are born into poverty and the difficulty of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Politics, Privatization, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Urban Issues, Welfare, Womens Issues
Stephen P. Halbrook on the Tom Woods Radio Show to Discuss Gun Control
Recorded: Monday, March 23, 2015
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, talks with radio host Tom Woods about the events in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s that led to the disarming of Jews and other so-called "Enemies of the State" beginning with gun registration policies of the Weimar Republic, to the Nazis use of that information to disarm and eliminate any opposition.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Gun Control, History (International), Law Enforcement, Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privatization, Religion, Terrorism and National Crises
Civil Rights Are Too Important to Leave to Special-Interest Advocates
Recorded: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Research Fellow Jonathan Bean, author of Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader appeared on WORD radio to discuss Bean's recent Op-Ed about his experience on the Illinois State Advisory Committee on Civil Rights. On Martin Luther King Day, Bean says King's dream of a more just society is poorly served by ignoring viewpoints that disagree with our own.
Experts: Jonathan Bean
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Race Issues
Ivan Eland: DEA's New Database
Recorded: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Doug Stephan's Good Day radio show to talk about the DEA and their tactics of accessing data from civilians' phone calls. According to Eland, this is an example of one agency borrowing tactics from another in violation of the Constitution.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Democracy, Law Enforcement, Terrorism and National Crises
John C. Goodman: Obamacare Individual Mandate Penalty
Recorded: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of "Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis" was interviewed on World News Radio to comment on the average person's penalty for not having health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Experts: John C. Goodman
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection
Ivan Eland: Is Obama the Worst President Ever?
Recorded: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the newly updated book Recarving Rushmore which ranks all of the U.S. Presidents in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty, talks about President Barack Obama and his ranking. Obama ranks near the bottom, but it was an early 20th century president that takes the title of "Worst President" in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty. Eland spoke with Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Constitutional Law, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics